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Advantages and Disadvantages of Soy & Paraffin Candles

Advantages of Paraffin Candles: Paraffin wax candles burn at a higher temperature than do soy candles–paraffin can be formed into candlesticks, pillars, votives and other free-standing shapes. Disadvantages of Paraffin Candles: Burning candles made from paraffin wax emit carcinogens into the air. This fast-burning wax creates a plethora of byproducts, including benzene, acetone, xylene, formaldehyde […]

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Soy vs Paraffin Candles

A soak in a steamy tub, surrounded by candles sure seems like a great way to unwind. But new research suggests that burning certain kinds of candles may generate indoor air pollutants. Researchers at South Carolina State University studied petroleum-based and vegetable-source candles to determine their emissions. They let candles from different manufacturers burn for […]

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