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Do Soy Wax Candles Contain Paraffin Wax?

Do Soy Wax Candles Contain Paraffin Wax?

Are all soy wax candles the same? We're diving into the reality that most 'soy based' candles still contain paraffin wax (which releases harmful byproducts such as benzene and toluene, both known to be carcinogenic.)
At Rekindle Candle Co, we are driven by a commitment to transparency and the well-being of our customers. We believe in providing you with the highest quality, non-toxic candles that make a positive impact on your home environment and the world around us. However, it's essential to shed light on a concerning truth: not all candles labeled as "soy" are actually free from harmful ingredients. We are going to delve into the topic and uncover the surprising presence of paraffin wax in candles that claim to be soy-based.

The Soy Candle Myth

Soy candles have gained popularity in recent years as a preferable alternative to traditional paraffin wax candles. They are often marketed as a natural and non-toxic option, appealing to eco-conscious consumers. However, it's crucial not to overlook the sometimes misleading practices within the candle industry. The sad truth is that many candles labeled as "soy" still contain significant amounts of paraffin wax, undermining the desired non-toxic qualities.

Understanding Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, a non-renewable fossil fuel. When paraffin wax is burned, it releases harmful byproducts such as benzene and toluene, both known to be carcinogenic. These toxic compounds can contribute to indoor air pollution and pose serious health risks, especially for those with respiratory sensitivities or allergies. While paraffin wax candles may offer a pleasant fragrance and a familiar aesthetic, they can also compromise the air quality within your home.

The Translucent Truth

So, how is it possible for candles labeled as "soy" to contain paraffin wax? The answer lies in the labeling regulations within the candle industry. In some cases, candle manufacturers can market their product as a "soy candle" as long as it contains a percentage of soy wax, even if it is predominantly composed of paraffin wax. This misleading practice can misguide consumers who are seeking genuinely non-toxic options.

Our Commitment to Authentic Soy Candles

At Rekindle Candle Co, we believe in complete transparency and providing you with candles that truly adhere to our non-toxic standards. Our soy-based candles are free from paraffin wax, ensuring that you can enjoy the warm glow and comforting aromas without compromising your health or the environment. We meticulously source our soy wax from trusted suppliers who adhere to sustainable and ethical practices. Our commitment to non-toxicity extends beyond the wax itself - our candles also feature lead-free cotton or wood wicks, ensuring a clean and safe burn.

The Power of Making Informed Choices

As an informed consumer, you have the power to make choices that support your well-being and contribute to a healthier world. By understanding the presence of paraffin wax in some candles labeled as "soy," you can make more educated decisions about the products you bring into your home. We encourage you to look beyond the surface and examine the ingredients and manufacturing processes of the candles you purchase.
We are proud to provide you with 100% sow wax candles that are free from paraffin wax and other harmful additives. We invite you to explore our collection, knowing that every candle is carefully hand poured in small batches with your health and the environment in mind. Together, let's illuminate the world with transparency, sustainability, and non-toxicity, one candle at a time.