Why Soy?

When compared to paraffin candles, soy wax candles offer many advantages. Unfortunately, many brand name candle companies still use paraffin wax in their candles.

Soy vs. Paraffin Wax

Soy Wax

Paraffin Wax

  • Eco-friendly
  • Derived from petroleum
  • Made from a renewable resource
  • Made from a non-renewable resource
  • All-natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable
  • Releases petrol-carbon soot
  • Burns cleanly with 90% less soot than paraffin candles
  • Emits toxins and pollutes the air quality

Why We Chose Soy:

Here at Erie Canal Candle Co. our candles are made of all natural soy wax. The wax we use is made from soy beans that are grown in the USA. We want to do our part and create a product that does not have lasting negative effects on the environment. Our candles also feature natural, cotton wicks that ensure a clean burn.