The Soybean is one of the most versatile products used in modern homes. It has been a high protein source for millions of people for thousands of years. Soy wax is a Soybean byproduct that is a renewable and safe alternative to the Paraffin wax used in candle production. Soybean wax is one the most promising natural waxes available.
One of the most noticeable benefits of Soy candles is how clean they burn. Everything that burns emits smoke, (and Soy candles are no exception), however, the amount of smoke released from Soy wax is so minimum, there are very few that notice it. Also, Soy wax does not produce black soot like Paraffin wax does, so burning Soy candles are a clean alternative to Paraffin candles.
According to the American Lung Association, Paraffin wax candles have as many carcinogens as second hand cigarette smoke, and can cause harm to the heart, lungs, circulatory, and nervous systems. When Paraffin wax burns, the carcinogens released into the atmosphere are similar to those in gasoline being burned by a car. Use of Paraffin candles is not only a health concern, but an environmental concern as well.