As many of you may know, the most important reason to use soy candles is that they burn “clean”. The wax used in what we consider regular candles (paraffin wax) releases toxins as they burn. This makes soy the obvious better environmental choice.
The second most important thing is that Shining Sol and hundreds of other soy candle manufacturers and consumers are helping re-stimulate the American economy. By purchasing soy candles you are doing a great part in putting money back into the hands of the American farmers who grow the soy beans that all of us are using.
There are some aesthetic differences in soy wax that may be of some interest to you. We have included pictures to help educate those who are new to soy candles.
Soy dries in a much rougher way than the other wax. Above is a pic of how the candle looks hours after it has been hand poured. Several companies prefer to sell it untouched like this and some consumers also prefer the rough look.