Merry Moose of Maine
Lorraine & Stephen Guiggey
212 North Street
What is the big difference between a soy candle and a paraffin candle?
Paraffin wax is the final by-product of the petroleum refining chain. It’s what’s leftover…even after the asphalt is extracted!!! It releases potentially harmful pollutants in the air, including several known carcinogens. You may find that burning a paraffin candle leaves the surrounding furnishings and walls covered in a black residue. This certainly doesn’t seem like something you’d want to breathe in!
Soy wax is made from soybeans, a renewable resource grown here in the USA. This vegetable wax burns much cleaner and does not produce the toxins that paraffin emits. Soy wax burns at a lower temperature not only giving you a healthier environment but a longer candle burn time. Because of the lower burn temperature, soy candles will leave minimal residue on the sides of the container and will burn clean to the bottom of the jar.