Many of the name brand candle companies you see in stores use paraffin wax or a paraffin blend. Paraffin is cheaper and easier to use, but we chose to use 100% soy wax instead. Here's why.
Paraffin wax is made with fossil fuels, such as petroleum or coal. Paraffin wax creates more soot when burned, and the toxins that are released give many people headaches. Soy wax is a more environmentally friendly option because it is derived from a renewable resource - soybeans! Soy wax burns cleaner and produces less soot. Soy wax burns cooler, so it is far less likely to burn your skin.
Soy wax also burns slower than paraffin, which means you get more candle for your money! Though it would have been easier and cheaper to use paraffin wax in our candles, we wanted to create candles that are healthier and more environmentally friendly. Every candle we sell is a candle that we would feel comfortable burning in our own home.