Soy Myth Busting


The candle market is full of Soy Candles boasting the how natural they are and the benefits in using them. Have you ever researched Soy, ever questioned these claims?

Let us educate you…

“Soy candles made from only soy wax are 100% natural” – Not true! All soy wax is chemically distilled with hexane, then bleached with chlorine, deodorized with boric acid and then hydrogenated.

“Soy candles are made from 100% soy” – This isn’t always the case. Most soy candles are made from blends of soy plus paraffin, palm and beeswax. Since soy wax is not regulated, producers feel they can call it “soy wax” if it contains as little as 25% soy wax.

“Soy and beeswax candles emit healthier negative ions” – No evidence. There have been no third-party peer reviewed studies, and thus no empirical to support this claim. Common sense indicates that all candles no matter what kind of wax emit the same number of negative ions.

“Soy candles don’t put your health in jeopardy” – We strongly disagree. The health benefits of soy are grossly over exaggerated.

Spry Candles use a complex combination of natural waxes including coconut oil, reepsead, caster oil and flaxseed amongst others to enhance our fragrances but we do not use paraffin or soy. Our Candles are eco-friendly and we have developed a method of using sustainable ingredients which is very unique to our range.

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