Why Choose Soy Wax Candles?

When buying a candle it is very important to know what it is made out of and what potentially you will be inhaling when it is burning. Below are a few reasons and benefits on why I use only 100% Soy Wax for making my candles:

Soy wax is 100% vegetable by-product and not a petroleum by-product. Soy is completely non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and soy candles produce little or no soot to damage the surrounding room or to those with allergies or breathing problems. Soy wax is environmentally safe, biodegradable, water-soluble  and is easily cleaned up with just soap and water.

Help the farmers and everyone benefits. Soy beans are grown in American fields, and processed into soy wax in the US as well. This is one of the most important benefits of soy candles!

Soy candles burn cleanly and evenly leaving very little to zero excess wax on the sides of the jar to eliminate waste. They also burn cooler than most paraffin wax candles which will lessen the risk of serious burns from melted wax. Soy also burns 30 to 50 percent longer than paraffin wax candles which makes them more economical to use and will give you twice the candle!

When it’s said that a candle scent “throws well”, this means it fills the room with a strong, lasting scent. Soy wax candles not only have a great scent throw, but also have a cleaner smell. It’s been noted by many that paraffin wax will give them headaches. Of course it’s not the scent itself, but the additional chemicals the paraffin is putting off. Because soy burns so clean, you’ll get a cleaner scent as well.

A few reasons why I do not choose Paraffin Based Wax:

Petroleum smoke/exhaust contains many carcinogenic toxins and produces ugly black soot, Petroleum is not a renewable resource and it is of a limited supply, Burning petroleum products creates air pollution and contributes to global warming.

Paraffin candles contain up to 11 carcinogenic compounds. These 11 compounds have been deemed ‘toxic air contaminants’ by the State of California.

Health hazards are being created when paraffin (petroleum-based wax) is mixed with synthetic fragrance. Health problems have been more evident in the past five or so years due to the increase in popularity of highly scented paraffin candles.

So next time when deciding which candle to buy, make sure it is safe, healthy and you are getting the most for your money.




  1. I LOVE ALL your candles and burn them throughout my house! Most weekends I have a candle burning in the kitchen most of the day!

    Everyone I gave a candle to for Christmas loved them too! You’re my favorite candlemaker! Thanks Allison!

  2. I found you in the etsy forums and I’m addicted to candles! I’m headed to check out your shop! Cheers.

  3. Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea how dangerous the other types of candles were. I love burning candles from time to time and I just love the fragrance. My grandma died of cancer…Thanks for the heads up.
    http://www.virtueknits.blogspot.com Please stop by.

  4. The McHenry Outdoor

    love that you make eco-friendly candles and that you’re local! will you contact me about being one of our vendors at our flea market – we have a lot of handmade items that your candles would fit well into.

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