Soy candles versus paraffin candles - many people ask themselves which one to choose. In this article we present practical differences between them and discuss the impact of candles on our health and well-being. Although at first glance, for a layman, these changes are not obvious, we believe that our arguments will encourage you to use soy candles.
Soy candles - goodness from nature
The most important difference between paraffin candles and soy candles is the wax. Soy candles are created from natural wax derived from hardened soybean oil. This makes them completely biodegradable and non-toxic. No harmful substances are released into the air during combustion. Therefore, soy wax is safe for children, pregnant women and animals. Ba, and even asthmatics or allergy sufferers. The melting point of soy wax is much lower than that of paraffin. This makes the candle more efficient, and most importantly, soy wax cannot cause burns. However, these are not all the advantages of these candles.
Soy wax burns about 30-50% slower than paraffin and therefore we can enjoy our favorite candle longer (read more about how to burn soy wax candles). Natural soy wax is safe for the environment. During burning no harmful substances including CO2 get into the air. Moreover, it contains about 90% less soot than paraffin candles.
Paraffin is a petroleum derivative and when burned releases compounds such as acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene and acrolein, which can cause headaches and respiratory diseases. Paraffin candles are often colored with artificial dyes, which are also not neutral to our health. Often a lead core is used in paraffin candles. This is especially true for those imported from China. Lead is very dangerous because it does not disintegrate and accumulates in the human body. A paraffin candle burns much faster than a soy wax candle. Thus, it is less economical.
I think I managed to collect here the most important differences between soy wax and paraffin. We are passionate about soy wax candles and have not burned any others for a long time. Please visit our store, where you will find, among other things, many sets of candles for different occasions.