Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Why Soy?

Soy candles are the candle of choice for health and environmentally minded candle-lovers. Imagine helping support American Soybean Farmers and getting a safer and cleaner candle to enjoy without polluting the air.

The Perils of Paraffin Candles

Paraffin is the final byproduct in the petroleum fuel refining chain. It's basically the "bottom of the barrel" even after asphalt is extracted. Burning common paraffin candles puts carcinogens, including benziene and toulene into the air you breathe. These candles can cause cancer according to recent research.

Besides the more serious risks, scientists also suggest some people believing they have an indoor allergy or respiratory irritation may in fact be reacting to air pollutants from burning paraffin candles. Thier research suggests breathing paraffin fumes from a burning paraffin candle in an enclosed environment, has the same effect as inhaling significant second-hand tobacco smoke, or the exhaust fumes of a small diesel engine!

Soy to the Rescue

Soy candles are made with the natural oil of soybean plants. They last three times longer than petroleum-based candles, which means you're getting more for your money. Who doesn't like that?

Soy wax is all-natural and will not produce the thick black toxic soot that you see on paraffin containers and sometimes your walls and ceilings. And if you ever spill your candle, it can be cleaned up with just hot soapy water.

Instead of supporting the oil industry and depleating oil supplies, burning a soy candle supports American farmers and comes from a renewable resource. Good for the environment. Good for the economy. Good for you.


Vicki L. Elmore "Speaking About Petroleum-based Candles". Healthy & Natural Journal. FindArticles.com. 08 Sep, 2009. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HKL/is_5_7/ai_66918312/

Robert Scocozzo"CEO Message, A Message from robert Scocozzo".


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