Why Soy?

Finny Farm has recently began making and selling 100% soy candles. The reason why we choose a certain product or ingredient is just as important to us as what we charge or how much we sell. We only get one life, so just as with all the products we sell, we want to make them as healthy as possible.

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So then why do we choose to make our candles from soy? Well, here’s the skinny. The most common type of candle is made from paraffin. A little history search on paraffin shows that it’s been around since 1830 when it was extracted from petroleum, mixed with stearic acid, and then used as a wax for candles. This took the place of tallow and was an instant success as it was cleaner burning and more economical than tallow. Paraffin is also odorless and colorless. In candle terms, this means that it can be colored easily and holds fragrance well.  

There are several drawbacks to paraffin though. First, it’s releases carbon deposits when burned. It’s also not a sustainable resource.

Soy wax on the other hand has many benefits and zero health drawback. Here are a few.

-Clean burning- soy candles produce no toxins,  carcinogens, pollutants or petrol-carbon. They are less likely to trigger allergies.

-Longer Lasting- soy wax burns at a cooler temperature and so it lasts longer than paraffin candles by up to 50%. Our 8 ounce candles will burn between 45 and 50 hours.

-Supports American farmers- The US produces more soy beans than any other country in the world. Supporting US farmers and the US economy by utilizing this natural and renewable resource is a great thing.

Finny Farm Soy Candles are made from 100% soy wax and a small amount of fragrance oils for the smell.

We are falling in love with new fragrances every day and hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do!