Soy candles have become the newer and safer alternative to standard paraffin candles. It’s become widely known that regular candles used to make your house smell “clean” may contain harmful chemicals. Though regular candles seem safe, they have become a huge source of indoor pollution and disperse hazardous air, just as dangerous as second-hand smoke. The good news is that switching to soy candles will make your house smell just as lovely, minus the risky business. Here are some of their benefits:
1. Cleaner Burning
Most scented candles made of paraffin wax create highly toxic benzene and toluene, which are both known as carcinogens. Even more so, most of these candles contain wicks that have heavy metals such as lead or zinc. Just a few hours of burning these candles may create high levels of airborne heavy metals that may pose a threat. Opt for wicks that are 100% Cotton to avoid the additional risk.
Soy candles are made from pesticide-free vegetable oil (soybeans) and help maintain cleaner air. Unlike regular candles, they do not increase the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and aid in a cleaner breathing environment.
2. Safer Alternative
If you look at any paraffin candle, after a few hours of burning, there is a buildup of dark material, called black soot. While burning, this can discolor your walls, furniture and even stain your carpets! Soy candles with 100% cotton wicks ensure that you do not discolor your home and help you breathe completely clean air.
3. Longer Lasting
As soy candles are made from soy wax, they have a lower melting point than paraffin wax. This makes soy candles burn much slower and longer simply due to their natural nature. Soy candles burn fifty percent longer than regular paraffin candles!
Though it seems soy candles are a little more costly, they are a lot more cost-effective in the long run, as they will last you much longer and in a more sustainable way. Your home and health will benefit from the switch.
4. Better Scent
Since soy candles burn cleaner than paraffin wax, the scent from its essential oils is more pleasant. Chemicals added to paraffin are not the healthiest choice and may even be implicated in some health issues including headaches and asthma.
Most soy candles are made with essential oils that have incredible smells. From French Lavender, Eucalyptus and Phthalate-free Pumpkin Spice, there is no reason why you can’t find the perfect eco-friendly and natural soy candle scent for your home, spa or relaxing space.
Me and A Tree Candles
Me and A Tree soy candles are one of a kind. They are not only made with 100 percent cotton wicks, but with pure pesticide free soy oil along with the addition of our homemade aromatherapy essential oil blends! They have smells that will leave you relaxed, uplifted and inspired all from the jaw-dropping variety including Plumeria Vanilla and Sandalwood. Perfect for whatever mood you want to escape to!
Me and A Tree soy candles contain no harmful chemicals such as phthalates, zinc, petroleum, or lead and are not toxic to breathe. They help soothe the soul and ensure that your home, office, or spa stay fresh and elevated while burning safely in the background. Say hello to biodegradable, eco-friendly heavenly scented clean-burning soy candles! Browse our full soy-candle collection here.