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Soy vs. Paraffin Candles: What's the Difference?

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Candles are a fantastic way to freshen up a room and elicit a sense of atmosphere. The right candle can elevate the entire room and take you somewhere special.

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The History of Soy Candles

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The modern history of soy candles began in the early 1980s when DuPont and Corning created a revolutionary candlewick for paraffin candles, leading to the wicks' use in soy candles. These particular wicks were successful because they could be used with waxes other than paraffin, such as soybean oil, palm oil, and coconut oils (all vegetable-based waxes). Thus, soy became one of the first alternative vegan waxes adopted by candle makers. Soy candles can trace their roots back to 9th century Japan where Buddhist monks would massage and bathe themselves in a solution of pure natural soy oil before prayer....

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How I Started Making Candles

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My idea for this modest little candle company began many years ago.

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Which Candles Are Safe For Pets?

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     When we started making scented candles, we explored different options for wax.  There is natural beeswax - which is costly and does not provide a strong scent throw.  And then there is paraffin wax - which is what you will find in almost all commercially available candles.  After some research we found that paraffin was not safe to breathe in your home.  It releases a lot of soot, along with formaldehyde which is known to be a carcinogen.  After experimenting with soy wax, not only does it release virtually no soot, but it is an all natural alternative which...

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