Soy Candles vs Paraffin Candles – 3 Facts You Should Know!
SOY WAX BURNS CLEAN. Soy wax is made from the oil of soybeans (natural vegetable), while paraffin is a refined gasoline by-product (petroleum). Paraffin soot releases 11 documented toxins, 2 of which are carcinogens- toluene and benzene. Soy wax is a clean alternative as they release no carcinogens into the air.
SOY CANDLES LAST LONGER. Soy candles burn longer than paraffin candles because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax.
SOY CANDLES SMELL STRONGER. Soy candles have a better fragrance throw than paraffin candles. Soy wax incorporates the scent and blends the scent throughout the wax giving a consistent throw throughout the entire candle. Typically, paraffin candles are only coated in scent.