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Why Choose a Soy Wax Candle?

Are you still buying candles from large well known brands and big box stores? Did you know most of the candles in these big box stores are extremely harmful to humans and pets? These candles are typically made overseas using paraffin wax or a paraffin wax blend.

What is Paraffin Wax?

Paraffin wax is derived from the oil purification process from petroleum. When lit, these candles release harmful carcinogenic chemicals into the air that you and your pets can breathe in. Toxins such as benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde  are the same toxins released from diesel fuel. And what's worse, these chemicals are known to cause asthma or lung cancer when exposed to regularly in small spaces. 

What is Soy Wax? 

Soy wax is made from the oil soybean vegetables. Once harvested, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated while the flakes are used for feeding livestock— making soy wax renewable and environmentally efficient. 

The Benefits of Soy Wax Candles 

Aside from being natural, renewable and environmentally friendly, here are a few more reasons why soy wax candles are a safer and better option. 

1. Vegan & Cruelty Free
Unlike beeswax which is harvested from honey bee hives, soy wax is 100% natural wax derived from soybeans.

2. Chemical Free
Soy wax candles are non-toxic and our candles are free of dyes, parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

3. Slow Burning
Soy wax candles last 30-50% longer than paraffin wax candles. While paraffin wax candles are cheaper they will burn twice as fast. 

4. Clean Burning
Soy wax burns clean with zero petro-carbon soot unlike paraffin wax which is made from petroleum, coal or oil shale and releases harmful carcinogenic chemicals in the air while burning—Not to mention harmful to humans AND pets.

5. Natural & Renewable
Made from soybean vegetables, soy wax is environmentally friendly and a natural renewable resource.

Sustainable Grace Soy Wax Candles

Unlike other large candle brands, Sustainable Grace candles are made with 100% naturally derived soy wax and clean fragrances that are safe to burn for humans and pets. We use only organic cotton wicks, never any dyes or chemicals and they are hand-poured in small batches right here in the USA. You can shop our full collection of candles here

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