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As great as organic makes things seem, when it comes to soy candles, it is impossible. What about non-GMO soy wax? Just like organic soy wax, non-GMO soy wax does not exist. According to an article we link to below, CandleScience says that over 98% of soybeans are either genetically modified or mixed with GMO beans. GMO is not something to run from, it is a term that over recent years has been given less of a bad stigma. Organic Soy Wax According to USDA in order for something to be considered organic, it must meet a certain set of...

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Soy Candle Benefits Creating an environment that is safe for family and friends is the biggest benefit of soy wax candles. Why would you want to burn a candle that was harmful to anyone in the room? Ask yourself this question. Would you bring petroleum into your home and burn it? If a candle is not soy wax or beeswax, then it is likely paraffin wax. Paraffin wax comes from bi-products of purifying petroleum and other oils. Some companies say that even though paraffin wax comes from petroleum, that it is not harmful due to the process it undergoes to...

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Soy Wax vs Paraffin Wax Soy wax has the following characteristics: From hydrogenated soybeans. Lower melting point than paraffin wax. Burns longer than paraffin wax. Supports US farmers. Paraffin wax has the following characteristics: The product of decaying animals and plants. Made from removing wax from crude oil. Most popular and cost-efficient type of wax. Many candle makers and other DIYers love to boast about selling soy candles because they are clean burning. The most common knack they have over paraffin wax candles are that paraffins release carcinogens into the air when being burned, which is merely not true. Our...

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