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                           Benefits of Soy Wax Candles.
        Why are soy wax candles the healthier choice for                                            candle burning. 

When it comes to buying scented candles, you have two main choices, soy wax candles or paraffin wax candles. You've probably heard that soy wax is a healthier choice, buy why forgo the cheap paraffin candles you can pick up at your local grocery store? Today Candle Club Company will talk about soy wax benefits and discover why soy wax is better choice for candle lovers, their families and their homes.

What EXACTLY is soy wax?

 

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oils is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.

The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperature. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.

The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soybeans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.

  What are the benefits?

 

Soy's greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow. The soy that Candle Club Company uses today to make your candles with was likely in the ground less than a year ago. 

Indoor air pollution is getting more and more attention, as people discover that the air inside their homes is often more polluted than the air outside! Polluted indoor air can cause the same health problems as polluted outdoor air like asthma, respiratory irritation, etc. Switching to Candle Club Company's cleaner-burning healthy soy candles is one way you can improve the indoor air quality in your home.

What are the disadvantages of paraffin candles?

Paraffin wax is made from petroleum. When burned, paraffin wax releases toxins into the air, such as benzene and toluene, both which are known carcinogens. There are 11 toxins and petrochemicals that are released into the air when burning a paraffin wax candle. As we know what ever goes into the air goes into your lungs!

Burning paraffin produces petrochemical soot similar to that of a car engine, because burning petroleum is burning petroleum. That black soot you see on the glass of your paraffin candle? You'll find the same thing on the tailpipe of your car. 

Research has shown that emissions from paraffin wax candles contain nearly as much toxic chemicals as cigarette smoke.

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