A study by researchers at South Carolina State University found that "paraffin-based candles — the most popular kind — emitted toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene." Most traditional candles are made from paraffin wax which is nothing more than refined crude oil.
Soy candles burn healthy without carcinogens or toxins and they burn longer than petroleum-based wax. Soy candles are soot free—they don’t create smoke or leave black soot behind. And they are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
I'm fortunate to live near Sturbridge Candle Company. Their candles do not contain harmful dyes and are made from 100% soybean wax. Owner and candlemaker Joyce Stocks creates the most amazing scents too!
If you are in the Sturbridge-Brimfield area, make it a point to stop at the Sturbridge Candle Company (which, by the way, is home to the Green Thumb Florist too). They are located on Route 20 in Brimfield, ab0out 1 mile over the Sturbridge line.
And if you are not in the area, visit their web site, http://www.sturbridgecandle.com/ and have these terrific candles shipped directly to you. Check out their soy soap, too. Smooth and silky on the skin.
Have a joyful day - Rita
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