Why do we only make Soy Wax Candles with essential oils or unscented?
Candles are made from many products, but predominantly paraffin wax is the cheapest and most common. Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product that is created from the sludge waste when crude oil is refined into gasoline. Sounds a bit gross.
There are also soy wax candles which are made from the oil of soybeans, so it is a vegetable wax. Soy wax is a renewable resource. We only use Eco Soy Wax which is guaranteed Pesticide Free and GM Free. Most of the world’s soy beans are primarily grown in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. Soy wax candles burn slower and not as hot as paraffin wax candles . Actually, soy wax candles burn up to 30 to 50 percent longer.Candles with lead wicks have the potential to general indoor airborne lead concentrations of health concern. It is also possible for consumers to unknowingly purchase candles containing lead wick cores and repeatedly expose their family to harmful amounts of lead through regular candle burning. We NEVER use lead wicks.
Scented candles, especially those with artificial scents instead of essentials oils, may also produce a wide variety of potentially harmful by-products when burned, including phthalates. We NEVER use synthetic scents.