Wax Battle: Soy vs. Paraffin

August 11, 2014 8:32 am Published by . Leave your thoughts

Candle_Flame_LREverywhere you look in the candle industry, you hear different things. Some say soy wax is better, while others swear by paraffin. So we’re here to put the rumors to rest and tell you the truth.

Some companies claim that paraffin wax is unnatural or unhealthy because it isn’t made from all natural ingredients; however, this is far from true. Paraffin wax is refined from naturally occurring crude oil, which is basically a product of animal and vegetable material. To think that any product does not go through a refining process after it is found in its natural state is simply naïve.

On the other hand, soy wax, a new and popular alternative to paraffin wax is a hydrogenated form of soybean oil. It is natural, renewable, and biodegradable; however, just like paraffin wax, it needs to be refined before throwing it into a candle vase.

So who is correct? Do the wax gods side with soy or paraffin? The answer is both. Both have advantages and disadvantages, but in the end they are pretty equal. The ideal candle combines both soy and paraffin wax to create a biodegradable, rich smelling candle that will provide the perfect ambiance with a clean burn.

Enjoy all of the qualities of a high quality candle in our fabulous candle line, City Creek Candles, which combine soy and paraffin wax to create the perfect candle. Visit http://www.citycreekcandles.com/ to learn more!

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