Alright. Let's get down to the facts. Why would you choose a soy candle over any other type of wax candle?
Most store-bought candles are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin wax candles can be a harmful addition to your household decor and lighting needs, as it is a byproduct of Petroleum. You are essentially burning gasoline in your home when you've lit a paraffin wax candle. In addition to paraffin, the other chemicals added to this type of wax release harmful carcinogens into the air that you and your family are breathing in. Another icky downfall is that over time, the soot that is produced by this type of wax will leave a yellowish residue on your walls...yuck!
Soy, Much Better
When choosing a soy candle as an alternative to other waxes available, you can expect a cleaner burn in addition to a 50% longer burn time! Soy wax is a softer wax, allowing a slower burn. The soy wax used in Soy Much Brighter candles does not unleash any gross soot or harmful chemicals into the air. It also offers a quick and easy cleanup in the event that your cat knocks the candle over.
Soy wax comes straight from the soybean itself, therefore making these candles a plant-based product that is biodegradable and safe for the environment. #motherearththanksyou
A Wooden Wick?! Whaa?
The all-natural wooden wicks used in the Soy Much Brighter candles are sourced from the best organic native hardwood, usually cherry wood. They also contribute to the slower burn time of the candle and offer a warm audible crackle while lit; like having your own personal fireplace.
Candle sizes and burn time
12 Ounces (Large): 75-80+ hours
8 Ounces (Medium): 45-50+ hours
4 Ounces (Small): 15-20 hours
*It is important to keep in mind that these are estimates based off of my own testing and candle care. If the care guidelines are followed, you should experience similar lifetimes for your candles.
Get the most burn for your buck on these rad soy candles
•Light your candles in a well-ventilated area for at least one hour.
•Allow the candle to generate a wax pool that reaches the edges of the jar. This is a part of creating what is called the "wax memory". Yes, it's a thing. If you don't allow the wax to fully burn out to the edges of the candle, your subsequent burns will leave you with a not-so-nice wax tunnel version of your candle and decrease the lifetime of your purchase.
•The wick will need a trim before each burn. Trim cotton wicks to at least 1/4" and 1/8" for wooden wicks. This will ensure that your candle stays lit.
•It is not recommend to keep candles lit for more than 3-4 hours at a time - mostly for precautionary reasons.
•Trim the cooled, charred wicks with your fingers and toss 'em. You can also use scissors, pliers, your sister's tweezers, or a wick trimmer made especially for candles (for those fancy folks).
It must be said - DO NOT attempt to trim the wick with your fingers while the candle is still hot!