Why do we make soy candles?

Most of the time, when someone arrives in our store and are in awe of the spectacular candle case, they ask us if our candles are made with soy wax. “Yes”, we reply, it’s a soy blend. Nine times out of ten people asks us “What’s the difference?”. Well, for those of you who haven’t mustered up enough courage to ask, or feel like we’ll give you a hard time for not knowing, here are the benefits of soy:

  1. Soy Candles burn cleaner.
  2. Soy Candles are better for the environment.
  3. Soy Candles last longer.

Burning cleaner means less black smoke or soot. As an added benefit, we now include a smoke free zinc wick (don’t worry, it’s not lead). Better for the environment means that it’s not the traditional all parrafin base that is most often used by other companies. Soy candles actually lasts about a third longer than other candles. Some people say twice as long, but I won’t, it certainly depends on where you burn them. Keep them away from drafts, and trim the wick before lighting them every time, and you’ll see them last even longer!

–Don

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