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Soy Candles for Every Day

Posted by on Jul 19 2010 | soy candles

For everyday use, it’s hard to beat soy candles. Sox candles are made from a hydrogenated soybean oil, more commonly known as soy wax. In 1992, a man named Michael Richards invented this type of wax while looking for options beyond beeswax. Since then, soy candles have grown rapidly in popularity. Now, there are soy candles available in every style, size, and fragrance. If you want to use candles or scented candles every day, there are lots of reasons why you will want to choose soy candles over paraffin wax candles (traditional candles):

1) Soy candles are less expensive. Soy wax is cost-effective, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the beauty and fragrance of candles every day.

2) Soy candles are kinder to the environment. Most traditional candles are made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource and releases CO2 into the atmosphere. Soy candles pollute less and are made from a renewable resource, which is important if you love candles and want to use them regularly.

3) Soy candles have a longer burn time. Good quality soy candles can last up to 50% longer than traditional paraffin wax candles. This means that for every day use, you get more value from soy candles and you will have to change candles less often.

4) Soy candles make clean up easy. If you burn candles every day, spills and accidents are inevitable. The nice thing about soy wax is that it easy to clean, so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing your furniture or rugs like crazy if you do have a little spill.

5) Soy candles come in wonderful scents. There are so many wonderful soy candles to choose from now that it’s ridiculous. A Scent of Scandal Hot Mama Candle, for example, is a gorgeous candle with a wonderful sugar and spice fragrance. The Archipelago Home Currant Candle is one of the most popular scented candles out there, a real hit with celebrities and just about everyone. Whatever mood you want to set, there is a soy candles that can help you create the ambience of your choice.

6) Soy candles are kinder to your indoor air quality. Soot is a natural byproduct of candles, but soy candles cut the soot in your home by 90% when compared to traditional paraffin candles. This is crucial, since soot can coat your walls and can also be very unhealthy to breathe.

7) Scented soy candles disperse scent more effectively. If you want to fill your home with luscious fragrance, soy candles are a great choice. This is because soy wax allows for cooler burning temperatures than paraffin, allowing fragrance to disperse more quickly. As well, since soy wax has a low melting point, soy candles produce a large liquid pool of wax, and is from this liquid that scent is dispersed. 

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Soy Candles – Quick Facts

Posted by on Jul 16 2009 | soy candles

Soy Candles are very popular today, but few customers know much about them. Candles made from soy wax are made from a natural wax made from soybeans. Soybeans are very safe and are used as a food source and to make many products, including cosmetics. Using natural wax for candles is nothing new. In the past, people made candles from beeswax or from tallow and fats. Fat-based candles tended to burn uncleanly and didn’t last long. Beeswax candles also lasted a short period of time and were more expensive. As a result, in modern times, many candle manufacturers began making candles from synthetic petroleum and paraffin products. While these candles were affordable and burned longer, eventually customers became concerned about the health effects of these candles. As well, these synthetic candles tended to retain scent imperfectly and tended to produce more soot.

Soy candles are different. Since they are made with natural wax, they produce less soot and hold fragrance better. Soy candles such as Archipelago Botanical candles, the Barbara Barry Bedroom candle, Votivo candles and other quality soy candles offer long burning times and beautiful, fragrant light.

Did you Know….?

  • Soy candles support local farmers. Many soybeans are grown right in the United States and candles create a big demand for this product. By buying soy candles, you are supporting the local economy.
  • 100% pure soy wax candles with natural candle wicks contain no cancer-causing, toxic chemicals. In comparison, cheap candles made from synthetic waxes have been found to contain wax and other harmful chemicals. Paraffin candles contain toluene, benzene, two carcinogenic chemicals, as well as other toxic chemicals. Natural soybean wax candles do not contain such substances.
  • Soy wax produces smaller amounts of soot and generally produces minimal amounts of a white soot that is hard to see.
  • During the hydrogenation process that converts soy oil into wax, pesticide and herbicide traces are easily removed, so natural soy wax candles do not contain these dangerous substances.
  • Soy candles made with essential oils can be used for aromatherapy.
  • Sobyean is a renewable resource and as a result boy candles are considered an environmentally-friendly choice.
  • Some studies have suggested that soy candles burn 30% longer than some synthetic candles.
  • Soy candles have good fragrance throw. This refers to the strength of scent a candle gives off. Soy candles have scent incorporated into the wax, unlike some paraffin candles, which are merely coated in scent. This means that soy candles give off a rich scent until the last drop.
  • The first soy candle was developed by a group of students at Purdue University. The students won the Indiana Soybean Development Council and Purdue’s Department of Agronomy prize for their candle.
  • Soy wax is easily cleaned with soap and water if it spills. Paraffin wax, however, leaves a greasy stain that is hard to remove.

There are many reasons why soy wax candles are one of the best choices for customers today. Why not try a luxury soy candle today and explore an affordable luxury that can transform your home.

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