There are many reasons by soy candles are superior to those made from petroleum derivatives. Here are the top 5 reasons:

  1. Soy wax is derived from soybeans, while paraffin wax is derived from petroleum (a refined a gasoline product).
  2. Soy wax comes from soy - a natural, renewable resource.
  3. Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and water.
  4. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this soy candles burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.
  5. Soy wax burns with zero petrol soot, creating petrol soot free candles. Paraffin candles burn with petrol-soot.

Also, since soy wax has no smell of its own, scented candles smell better than ones made from paraffin.