Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Soot is a solid particle formed when carbon-containing fuels, especially petroleum-based fuels, are burned incompletely.
Which wax produces Petro Soot?
Soot is produced when paraffin candles are burned. The combustion products emitted by these candles are thought to be similar to those emitted by a diesel engine. Most of the modern day candles are made from Paraffin. Since, this wax is made from petroleum, as a by-product in the production of gasoline, it is also found that burning paraffin wax releases potentially dangerous chemicals, such as toluene. What is the solution?
Soy Wax. 1. Soy wax does not produce any petro-carbon soot.
2. It is a vegetable wax made from soybean oil. Soybeans are cleaned, dehulled, cracked, and rolled into flecks after harvesting. Oil is then extracted from these flecks and hydrogenated.
3. Soy candles burn slower or longer than paraffin candles because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. 4. They are vegan friendly. You can explore our range of premium, scented & hand poured soy candles here.