What person doesn’t love a beautiful smelling candle? After recently trying soy candles from Vegan Bunny, I fell in love and decided to look into a topic I had never considered before; the difference between soy candles and paraffin candles. So let’s get started!
- As soy candles are made from soy beans, they are non-toxic and also have a lower melting point. As they do not get as hot, they do not produce soot and do not release carcinogens into the air. Soy candles are much more human friendly, not just health wise but for your pets and the environment too. Anyone who loves candles, knows how hard it can be to clean after them – but things have just got even easier! All you need to clean up after a soy candle is water and soap. Paraffin candles release petro-carbon soot which can result in your furniture and walls within your house being stained as well as your air ducts. According to the American Lung Association, this soot contains 11 documented toxins, two (toluene and benzene) are a known carcinogen.
- The smell from your candle lasts longer. Who doesn’t love lighting a candle and relaxing at the smell? People whom suffer from headaches have been known to avoid candles – however soy candles are cleaner as they don’t contain the additional chemicals. Enjoy your cleaner scented candle – headache free!
- Soy candles last longer, in fact they burn for up to 50% longer than regular candles. So if you do spend a little more on a soy candle versus a paraffin candle, they end up being more cost effective in the long run. Although there are other natural alternatives, such as a beeswax candles, they are not vegan. One of the best things about soy candles is that they burn evenly and throughout meaning you won’t find any excess on the sides. Yes, this means your house will smell better, for longer!
The Vegan Bunny has many candles to choose from such as Lemongrass, Lavender, Orange, Rose Blossom, Unicorn Tears Glittery, Cinnamon, Ginger and Jasmine! I honestly could not recommend them enough. I’ve been using mine a few times a week since I received them in June and they’ve only just burnt half way! 🙂