Our candles are made from a custom blend of paraffin and soy waxes. Why? We love scented candles, and frankly, paraffin holds and emits fragrance at a higher level than soy's capability. Also, we love the colors of our candles, and paraffin also holds color better than soy.
It's important to note that, according to the National Candle Association, all types of quality waxes available burn cleanly and no wax, including paraffin, is toxic. Most paraffin waxes manufactured in the United States are actually food grade waxes which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Paraffin wax is indeed a by-product of petroleum as it is refined for gasoline. So, as American continues its love affair with the freedom associated with the automobile, paraffin will always be available for use as an ingredient for candle-making!
True, soy wax is created from renewable products. But I challenge you to think about how soy wax is created - with gasoline-powered tractors cultivating and harvesting our soybean crops!
Many choices are available to you in your home fragrance options. And we hope that if you enjoy highly scented products, you continue to turn to us for your home fragrance needs.