◦ Natural soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin wax.
◦ Natural soy wax is able to absorb a larger percentage of fragrance providing an exceptional “throw” whether hot or cold.
◦ Natural soy wax candles burn slower and cooler than paraffin wax, creating a longer burning candle.
◦ Soybeans are a renewable source, unlike paraffin, which consists of petroleum.
◦ Since soybeans are vegetables, natural soy wax (basically made from hydrogenated soybean oil) is naturally biodegradable. Soy wax is also easier to remove from materials and other surfaces than paraffin wax.
◦ Buying soybean products creates important economic growth for the agricultural sector of the US economy.
◦ Candles made from natural soy wax candles are simply better for you, your family, and your environment.
~ Why not the most commonly used commercial wax, Paraffin?
◦ Paraffin wax is a petroleum based product.
◦ Petroleum smoke produces ugly black soot.
◦ Petroleum is not a renewable resource and it is of a limited supply.
◦ Paraffin candles contain up to 11 carcinogenic compounds. These 11 compounds have been deemed ‘toxic air contaminants’ by the State of California.
~ Why not Beeswax?
◦ Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they’re declining at alarming rates. It’s called colony collapse and it affects humans more than you may think.
◦ Many agricultural crops worldwide are pollinated by bees and bees play a major role in the reproduction of wild plant communities.
◦ There are not enough flowers out there that secrete pollen and nectar, so the bees are not getting proper nutrition.
◦ The flowers that they do encounter often are contaminated with pesticides.
◦ Colony Collapse is a combination of poor nutrition, pesticides and brood disease.
◦ Pye Brook Candle Co. chooses not to add to the disruption of their natural habitat
◦ Palm Wax is the most environmentally destructive.
◦ Due to the overwhelming use of palm oil essential rain forests are being demolished at alarming rates to grow palm instead.
◦ Palm is renewable and sustainable but at a tremendous cost!”