Caring for Your Soy Candle
Using a wick trimmer, trim the wick down to 1/4" each time before you light your candle. (Every time!)
Do not allow your wick trimmings to fall into your wax melt pool
Always allow your candle ample burn time (2-4 hrs.) to allow the soy wax to heat evenly to the sides of the container
Using a wick dipper, extinguish your candle by plunging the wick into the melt pool, pulling it back up straight & centered. This wax coating will protect your wick & keep your soy candle from smoking.
100% Soy vs. "Other Candles"
Did you know that soy wax candles can be called soy wax if there is as little as 25% soy wax used? Any candles advertised as a "blend" are not 100% soy, even the word "pure" may be used for a blend. You can only be sure you have a 100% soy candle is it says "100% soy wax". Most candles you buy in retail are parrafin wax or parrafin wax "blends".
Paraffin candles begin at the bottom of an oil barrel as the last possible petroleum by-product. Even asphalt is extracted before paraffin in the refining process. After crude oil has been refined to make gasoline, the barrel is coated in a highly toxic grayish-black sludge that has been rejected by the oil and gas industry. This is our “Petroleum Wax”. Once the sludge is thoroughly bleached and dioxin-laden, acrolyn, a known carcinogenic chemical, is then added to form the white sludge into solid white blocks. Although the National Candle Association claims this substance is harmless, once burned, acrolyn releases carcinogenic toxins such as benzene and toluene into the air.
When you burn a paraffin wax candle, it is a FACT that you are filling your home with toxic chemicals and contributing to indoor air pollution. The soot and fumes released by paraffin wax are similar to those released from a diesel engine and can be as dangerous as secondhand cigarette smoke.
Choose the safe alternative to dangerous toxins in your home- Simply Soy uses 100% pure kosher soy wax!