Soy Candles - Why They Are the it Candle
By, Katya Coen
Candles have forever been a great gift idea and why
not-they seem to be the ideal choice for any occasion. If
you're looking for something a little different in the way
of candles though, you may want to consider the latest in
candle innovation: soy candles.
Soy candles are becoming increasingly popular for several
reasons with the biggest one being thanks to all the
attention to 'going green' and being more conscious of the
environment. By opting to burn soybean candles as opposed
to those made of paraffin; you are doing your part for not
only the environment but also for the health and well being
of yourself and those around you-the best reason to choose
soy candles. What makes them so great you ask; other than
the fact that they are good for the environment and just
downright decadent as far as candles go? Several things:
They are all natural which means that when you burn them,
you avoid filling the air with unnecessary and potentially
harmful toxins like petroleum which is found in paraffin
and also C02 which is something that our atmosphere can do
without more of!
They produce a lot less soot than other candles-a whole 90
percent less to be exact! When you burn any other type of
candle, over time you end up with a layer of soot on walls,
fabrics and furniture that you may not even see. Breathing
this in is unhealthy and can further aggravate conditions
like allergies and asthma.
They burn longer which saves you money. It has actually
been found that a soy candle burns 50 percent longer than
any other kind, so you get way more bang for your buck!
This is another plus should you be giving soy candles as
gifts because your gift will last longer; lighting up the
life of the person lucky enough to receive it.
They distribute scent better because the naturally present
soybean oil has a lower melting point. This causes the pool
of wax that builds around the wick to be larger than it
would in a regular candle and it is in these pools that the
essential oils or fragrance evaporate and distribute the
scent, therefore creating a stronger aroma for you to
Since we are on the topic of scent; scented soy candles
come in a variety of aromatherapy essences which have
multiple health benefits. Aromatherapy has been used for
centuries to treat all types of ailments, from stress to
respiratory problems to headaches. Finding out what each
essential oil is good for is easily achieved with an online
search of 'aromatherapy' or 'essential oils' or even a trip
to your local health store.
There is no doubt that soy candles are a great choice for
yourself or your loved ones thanks to the endless list of
benefits that they offer in comparison to the other types
available. On a slightly more superficial note; soy candles
come in the same array of pretty colors and styles that
other candles do!
I know what you were probably thinking after reading words
like 'soybean' and 'natural'; you envisioned basic,
colorless wax with zero personality. Am I right? Well, the
truth is that you can find them in rich colors, bright
colors-all colors for that matter so you can match any
taste and compliment any décor. You can also get them in
varying sizes, shapes and styles, such as soy pillar
candles, soy jar candles, soy tapered candles, soy tea
lights, soy votives and more.
There isn't a healthier, prettier or 'greener' choice when
it comes to candles than those made from soy. With all of
those amazing benefits, how could you go back to paraffin
or any other kind for that matter?
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