Soy burns longer:
While soy candles seem to be more expensive, when you factor in the longer burning time, they're pretty comparable to paraffin.
Soy is sustainable:
Unlike paraffin, which is derived from oil, soy is a renewable resource. Try to look for local brands made with soy that has been grown sustainably.
Soy is better for your health:
Soy burns cleaner and produces as much as 90 percent less soot than paraffin, reducing the amount of indoor air pollution.
Soy won't ruin your walls:
The emissions from paraffin candles build up on walls, staining the paint in your home. They also build up in upholstery fabrics and in carpets, affecting the air quality in your home.
Spilled soy is easier to clean up:
Soy is biodegradable so if it spills on your tablecloth or clothing, it's a lot easier to clean than paraffin.
Soy helps U.S. farmers:
The United States is the number one producer of soy in the world, so when you buy soy products, you're supporting American farmers.
Soy candles are safer:
Soy is a soft wax so tapers are nearly impossible to find. But tapers can tip over easily, so avoid the fire hazard altogether with soy pillar candles.
Soy is better than beeswax:
While beeswax a great option, the honey scent can interfere during a meal--plus soy is cheaper to produce, so you'll save some money.
Soy doesn't interfere with the aromas in your home:
Paraffin candles release chemicals that can overpower the scent of foods or perfumes.
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.