Soy What!? hand poured candles
after much research, we decided soy was the way to go. soy was discovered in 1991 as an alternative to paraffin. it is a natural, renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable wax. the soy plant produces a waxy substance that not only burns cooler, but can burn up to 50 percent longer than paraffin wax.
benefits from soy candles include:
- burn without toxins, carcinogens or soot*
- cruelty free, contains no animal fats or by products
- natural, renewable and biodegradable
- easy clean up
- better for you and the environment
- supports american farmers
- we use wicks that are lead and zinc free
- all fragrances are phthalate free
*anytime you have a flame, you will have soot. no candle is completely soot free, but soy candles create much less soot and more importantly, none of the toxins found in paraffin. black soot is most commonly caused by smoking wicks, which could be because of a drafty spot or a wick that needs to be trimmed. keep your wicks trimmed!
when you light a soy candle for the first time, let it burn until the wax has pooled completely to the edge, no more than 4 hours for the first time. this will result in a longer burning soy candle.
our candles have no additives, they are 100 percent soy. because of that, they do have some unique characteristics that in no way affect the quality of the candle. soy is softer than paraffin so is more prone to a mottled finish, white frosting around the edges and possible cracks. all this is normal, it just makes them a little unique, much like their makers......
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we would be happy to ship candles to you, please include sizes, fragrances, etc in your email and we will get back to you with your total.