Why are soy candles all the rage?

It's amazing how many people don't realize what is actually in the products they use on a daily basis. Southern Fragrances strives to bring awareness to our customers and educate them on the benefits of all natural products and why soy candles are so wonderful. 

Let’s take a few minutes to learn the benefits of soy wax and why you should consider them for your next candle purchase. 

Soy wax is a natural sustainable material that is derived from the soy bean. It contains no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants and does not give off any petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles. This makes a much healthier candle alternative for humans, pet, and the environment. 

Did you know paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, coal or oil shale? 

Burning candles made from paraffin wax emits carcinogens into the air. This fast-burning wax creates a plethora of byproducts, including benzene, acetone, xylene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. 

Paraffin wax candles have been known to cause allergy flare ups because of the chemicals this wax emits while burning. 

Soy wax burns cooler and last longer when compared to paraffin wax. Typically, a soy candle burns twice as long as a paraffin candle. Think of this as getting two candles for the price of one!

Soy wax is biodegradable. Cleaning up accidental wax spills are simple and easy to take care of. A little soap and warm water will do the trick. 

We at Southern Fragrances Candle Co. consider our soy wax candles the healthy candle. We pride ourselves with sourcing the best soy wax and fragrance oils available to create the perfect candle for everyone to enjoy. All of our candles are handcrafted in small batches using 100% all natural soy wax and organic wood wicks. These types of wicks create a soft, soothing crackling sound which makes for a unique experience. 

Visit our online shop to see learn more about our available fragrances!