This candle is soy good! | Whole Green Love

24 Oct

It’s that time of year again when I love to get candles burning to make the house feel nice and cozy. My favorite scents are those fall fragrances that make you feel all warm inside. After learning recently about how much better soy candles are for your home and your health, I’ve been slowly attempting to switch my candle burning habit over to the soy variety. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Cleaner. The burn cleaner than regular candles – no soot and less smoke!
  • Save you money. Soy candles burn more slowly. You may notice that soy candles cost a bit more than regular candles. Don’t let that deter you from purchasing; they can last longer since they are made of soy!
  • Renewable resource. Soybeans are a renewable resource, unlike paraffin which makes up regular candles and is made of petroleum.
  • Help our farmers. Soybeans grown in theUSare used to produce soy candles, unlike paraffin which could be produced in other countries.

Paraffin wax contains and produces carcinogenic toxins when burned. Who wants that filling up the air in their home?

During a recent trip to the Greendale farmers’ market and purchased an Aglow soy candle from one of the vendors. What a great purchase! I was a little hesitant to buy it since it was $15 for a relatively small jar, but I’m so glad I bought it! It really has taken a long time to burn and the scent really fills our home with sweet, sweet goodness. I chose the Vanilla Cinnamon scent but I really had a hard time choosing. The Aglow Soy Candle website takes you to The Garden Party Wisconsin website, which sells the same candles. Highly recommended!

During your next candle purchasing trip, be sure to keep an eye out for candles of the soy variety. Your home and sniffer will thank you!

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