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Soy candles or paraffin candles???

Why should you choose soy candles over paraffin candles

In recent years, the market for candles has seen a significant shift towards eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives. Among these, soy candles have emerged as a popular choice for those seeking a cleaner and healthier candle-burning experience.

In this blog post, we'll explore why soy candles are a superior choice compared to their paraffin counterparts.

1. Environmentally Friendly

One of the most compelling reasons to choose soy candles is their eco-friendliness. Soy wax is derived from soybean oil, a renewable and biodegradable resource. In contrast, paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum refining, making it non-renewable and environmentally damaging. By opting for soy candles, you're contributing to a more sustainable planet.

2. Clean and Non-Toxic

Soy candles are made from hydrogenated soybean oil, which burns cleanly and produces significantly fewer toxins and pollutants compared to paraffin candles. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, emit harmful chemicals like toluene and benzene when burned, which can be detrimental to indoor air quality. Mandy & Co's commitment to non-toxic soy wax means you can enjoy candlelight without worrying about your health.

3. Longer Burn Time

Soy candles burn longer than paraffin candles, making them a cost-effective choice. Soy wax has a lower melting point, which means it burns at a cooler temperature, extending the life of your candle. This not only saves you money but also reduces waste.

4. Even and Clean Burn

Soy candles have a reputation for providing an even and clean burn. They don't produce the black soot that often accumulates on walls and ceilings when burning paraffin candles. You can enjoy a mess-free candlelit ambiance with soy candles.

5. Better Fragrance Throw

Soy candles have a superior fragrance throw, meaning they release scents more effectively and consistently. The scent from a soy candle is more potent and authentic, creating a more enjoyable and immersive atmosphere in your home.

6. Supports Local Farmers

Soybean production supports local farmers, which can positively impact local economies. By choosing soy candles, you're indirectly supporting sustainable farming practices and local communities.


In summary, soy candles offer a myriad of benefits over paraffin candles. They are eco-friendly, clean-burning, longer-lasting, and provide a better fragrance throw. Mandy & Co takes these advantages to the next level by working exclusively with non-toxic soy wax in small batches to ensure that only the finest products reach your homes. So, the next time you light a candle, consider making the switch to soy for a healthier, more sustainable, and enjoyable candle-burning experience. Your home and the environment will thank you.

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