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Jewelry Candles - Why Soy?

 

Soy candles are the healthy, natural alternative to paraffin candles. Benefits of choosing soy versus paraffin are:

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Soy wax is derived from vegetables - natural, renewable resources; paraffin is derived from petroleum - a limited resource.

Soy wax is 100% all natural and is non-toxic and non-hazardous; paraffin wax emits harmful vapors which contain carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and petro chemicals.

Soy wax burns cleaner; paraffin wax emits black soot.

Soy wax cleans up with soap and hot water; paraffin wax is difficult to remove and you may need tools to clean it off, possibly never removing all the residue paraffin leaves behind.

Soy wax candles burns 35% to 50% longer than paraffin candles.

Soy wax burns completely; paraffin wax may not burn completely, wasting some of the product you paid for and making it hard to reuse any containers it comes in.

Soy wax is completely biodegradable; Paraffin wax contains petroleum by-products and additives that inhibit biodegradability.

Soy wax releases fragrances naturally, faster and longer; paraffin must be blended with chemicals to be able to release fragrance.

Purchasing soy products supports the American Farmer; purchasing paraffin products supports the oil industry.

 

Soy Wax

With all of these important benefits of burning soy instead of paraffin wax, you can see why we choose only soy to craft our candles and take pride in the fact that we are contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.


BUT... not all soy waxes are the same. There are alot of soy wax manufacturers out there and they utilize different quality control measures and procedures. We use only the finest, premium quality and industry regulated wax available on the market.


In addition, alot of candle makers use custom blends of soy blended with palm, beeswax or parrafin waxes and still call them 100% soy. Many also add additives to their soy wax or wax blends to help them look prettier. At Dream Soy, our premium wax contributes to a beautiful candle, but we also love the natural inclinations and variations that our natural, wholesome wax creates.


Our Soy Wax:

• Is made in the USA with DOMESTICALLY grown crops.
• Is 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil, (GUARANTEED by our manufacturer)!
• Is all NATURAL and biodegradable.
• Is manufactured meeting FDA standards.
• Is Kosher Certified.
• Is NOT tested on animals.
• Is FREE of palm wax.
• Is FREE of petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
• Is FREE of pesticides and herbicides.
• Is FREE of toxic materials.
• Is FREE of Genetically Modified Material.
• Is considered GRAS under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Know your soy wax

You can burn your soy candles too long. The maximum recommended burn time is 4 hours per burn. Burning longer than the recommended time is also dangerous, especially when combined with improper wick trimming. Although we use heat-safe glass, an improperly trimmed wick can create a high flame and temperature forming a deep melt pool and fatigue the glass. Soy wax cleans up easily with soap and water but remember it is still a wax and should NOT be poured down the drain.

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