The mission is to create uplifting scents for your friends and family while being environmentally conscious.
We encourage every user to follow the cleaning process below and save their mason jar for reuse.
How to remove soy wax from your jar
Soy Wax vs Paraffin Wax
Paraffin wax is a byproduct of either petroleum, coal or crude oil. In the 1830's, paraffin wax was seen as an advancement in candle-making technology and quickly replaced the tallow candle.
According to a study from South Carolina University, burning paraffin candles frequently will release unwanted chemicals into the air, such as alkane, alkenes, toluene and benzene. Inhaling these chemicals over a long period of time can increase the development of severe health risks, such as cancer or asthma. In addition, the environmental impact of mining for crude oil, petroleum and coal is highly unsustainable.
Soy wax is byproduct of soybean oil. The oil is extracted from the soybean, then solidified into wax during the hydrogenation process. Afterwards, leftover bean solids are typically used as animal feed. The same study from SC University shows that burning vegetable-based candles does not release toxic gases into the air. This candle-making practice is highly sustainable in the U.S and only produces biodegradable waste.
When candle wax is 100% soy based, it can only be produced in containers or jars. Be The Light Candles has chosen to package their candles in traditional mason jars due to their versatile functions.
We encourage every user to clean each jar and save for reuse