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Benefits of Soy Candles and Dangers of Paraffin Candles

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You wouldn’t willingly choose to burn toxins, carcinogens or pollutants.

Traditional paraffin wax candles emit those 3 radicals through smoke from burning. Candles that contain paraffin wax create highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned. These toxins are the same as those found in diesel fuel and are actually carcinogens. Shockingly, paraffin candles contain up to 11 of carcinogenic compounds.

How scary!


It is pretty clear why one would pick soy candles over regular paraffin wax candles! Read through our list below to further see why soy candles are a safer option:

  1. Soy candles are cost effective as they burn slower and last longer. Soy wax burns cooler, meaning that soy wax candles last for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.

  2. Soy candles are all natural and soot free. Soy candles are made out of natural ingredients like soybean and hydrogenated soybean oil. Both these products are biodegradable. They are also water soluble, making it easier to clean wax spills. Paraffin wax candles produces toxic petrol-carbon soot, which can blacken walls, furniture and ceilings and contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home. Soy candles are soot free, meaning no more sooty film around your home from regular paraffin wax candles.
  1. Soy candles are a lot more safe and eco friendly. Soy candles produce a significantly less amount of smoke compared to their counterparts. Soy candle smoke does not contain any of the toxins and carcinogens that regular candles. Finally, because the candles are all natural, they burn cleaner too.

We stock an AMAZING range of Soy Candles in spa. With delicious scents like vanilla bean and coconut, sweetly scented Bondi beach and a whole lot more, you won’t want to revert to paraffin candles again. Be sure to check out our Soy candle range in spa soon! We stock a huge assortment of the Elume Soy Range, as well as the Filled with love Soy candle Co. range.



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