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Soy Wax Candles vs Paraffin Wax Candles

why soy wax candles are better for you than paraffin wax candles. Image of luxury soy candle and beautiful minimalist home decor.
Ok, I get it, candle shopping can be overwhelming. There are so many scent options and when you add wax choices into the mix, things start to get complicated. 
Well, let me make this simple. For scented candles, soy wax is the way to go.
I know that we all grew up with our big-box-store scented candles that we are coming to find out are full of nasty chemicals and toxic ingredients. Many of those candles are made with paraffin wax. 

What is paraffin wax? 

Paraffin wax is made from petroleum. When burned paraffin wax candles can release carcinogens that have been linked to health conditions like cancer and asthma. We have all seen that thick black soot that comes from burning toxic paraffin wax candles--well, that soot contains compounds that are similar in composition to diesel exhaust fumes.

please note when buying candles: there is no regulation for what percentage of soy a candle needs to be to call it a "soy wax candle" 

Many candles that are labeled "soy blend" are blended guessed it paraffin wax! 

The Joy of Soy

Soy wax is eco-friendly, clean burning and non-toxic. When you buy candles from Wax Crescent, you can rest assured that your candle is made with 100% USA grown soy wax--there are no harsh chemicals in our wax.