Pura Life

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Hand Poured  Soy Candles

I have loved candles for years, but started noticing black soot marks on cabinets, walls and plastic in our home. Eventually, I realized it was being caused by wax candles purchased from stores.  After doing a lot of research on candles, I realized those candles were made from paraffin, which is a byproduct of petroleum... Petroleum, as in gasoline! Paraffin is the sludge waste created when crude oil is refined into gasoline. Doesn't that seem kind of dangerous?
 
If you compare a soy candle to paraffin candle . .  you will see the black soot around the top of the paraffin candles compared to the clean jar of pure soy wax? Soy burns very clean....The paraffin candles are not cheap candles, either.. They are mid priced up to an expensive candle made by very popular companies. The soot doesn't just stop at the rim of  jars.  It is released into your home!  
 
As paraffin wax burns, it releases 11 known toxins into the environment, that environment being your home! Paraffin wax also burns hotter and faster, so paraffin candles will not last as long as Soy Candles. Soy candles are made from soy beans. Not only is it a natural and renewable product, but it also releases no toxins into the air and it supports American farmers.

When I first realized candles were causing the black soot in our home, I stopped using candles completely. However, I really missed candles so we began researching them online.  That's when I found out about soy candles and the total benefit of using them.

I started looking for them in stores, but I was  not really thrilled with what I was finding. First off, I didn't like the scents that were offered and I didn't like the prices at all. On top of that, when reading the small print, I realized they weren't even pure soy!
 
They were a mix of soy and paraffin -  A little paraffin is too much paraffin!

So I did more research to make our own pure soy candles.  They were so nice.. they had a wonderful aroma, they burned clean and lasted a very long time. 

Best of all, I now have no worries about the candles burning in my home. I no longer have any black marks anywhere in our house caused by candle soot and it fun to be able to pick from so many aromas! 
 
We like candles to not only smell beautiful, but to look beautiful, so we at Pura Life offer a variety of candle jars that can be filled with whatever candle scent you choose.

We choose Soy . . .
We hope you will, too!
 
Pura Vida ~ Pure Life!

EcoSoya - Pure Soy Wax

Pura Life only uses EcoSoya® soy wax and Pure Soy wax.  EcoSoya waxes are created with pure, natural soybean oil and are composed of non-petroleum renewable resources, promoting the growth and care of our environment while burning crisp and clean with a gentle natural glow. Enjoy the coziness of biodegradable EcoSoya® while doing something good for yourself and the environment.
 
EcoSoya® processing starts with domestically grown, U.S. soybeans from which the oil is separated. The oil is then purified and goes through a process called hydrogenation which raises the oils melt point, changing it from a liquid to a solid at room temperature. Depending on the wax, we incorporate the finest botanical oils available. Finally, all EcoSoya® waxes go through our Molecular Blueprinting™ to overcome natural variations in soy and the polymorphic characteristics of soy crystallization, resulting in a more stable, balanced soy wax.   
 
All our waxes are made from soybeans with exacting consistency from batch to batch. To ensure this consistency our wax undergoes an average of 75 laboratory tests.  Unlike other vegetable or soy waxes on the market, EcoSoya® soy waxes are 100% vegetable, guaranteed!  With our Molecular Blueprinting™ technology and attention to detail, it's no wonder people agree that EcoSoya® is the #1 soy wax for making candles.