Why Soy?


Benefits of Eco Candles®: 

•Soy wax is cleaner burning. Soy wax doesn't contain toxins or pollutants which means our candles are less likely to trigger allergies. And no petro-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles. 

Soy wax is longer lasting. Soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.

•Soy wax supports our American farmers instead of foreign oil conglomerates. 

Say wax is biodegradable and water soluble. Since our candles are made out of soybeans, they are naturally biodegradable which makes accidental spills easier to clean with just hot water, soap and some elbow grease.

Soy wax stimulates the economy by utilizing a natural, renewable resource.

Our soy wax is certified kosher, contains no herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified materials.

We use high quality fragrance and essential oil blends and eco-friendly dyes.

No lead or zinc cored wicks. All of our wicks are made of either cotton, paper or hemp.


Eco Candles® vs. paraffin candles

Paraffin wax is used in the majority of candle making done today. Paraffin is the leftover by-product from the petroleum refining process. Studies have shown that this petroleum by-product can release the same harmful carcinogens into the atmosphere as your car produces when gasoline is burned. When a paraffin candle in burned, it produces toxic petro-carbon soot, which can blacken walls, furniture and ceilings and contaminate the ductwork in your home. This soot goes into the air you breathe and can be hazardous to your health. In 1986, Proposition 65 was passed with the intent to protect California citizens and the state's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. Paraffin candles contain up to eleven of these known carcinogenic compounds.  These eleven compounds have been deemed 'toxic air contaminants' by the state of California. 

Since we began making candles in 2003 we have only used American-grown soybeans for our wax and we only use fragrances and dyes that are phthalate free and comply with the demands of California Proposition 65. Our candles contain no petroleum and we use natural cotton, paper and hemp wicks. We never conduct animal testing and we choose to only use vendors that can guarantee the same degree of ethical standards. Our food-grade soy wax is certified kosher, contains no herbicides or pesticides, contains no genetically modified material, is 100% biodegradable and produces no petro-carbon soot.  As if that weren't enough, Eco Candles burn up to twice as long as most paraffin candles. The choice is clear...Eco Candles are the way to go for a healthier home environment.