Some facts about soy candles:
1. Soy candles produce about 90% less soot than paraffin wax candles and have no known carcinogens, thus help to maintain air quality and are less likely to trigger allergies. Paraffin candles emit 11 known toxins while burning.
2. They last up to 50% longer than most paraffin candles. They burn evenly all the way to the bottom so there isn't any unused wax left when finished.
3. Soy wax lowers the melting point of the candle, which translates into cooler burning candles and faster scent dispersion.
4. Soy wax spills can easily be cleaned up with hot soapy water unlike paraffin wax.
I can buy soy candles locally here in SSM due to a couple women who make them in their home. I won't ever buy a paraffin wax candle again!