Why is soy Nr 1? (p.s.Google says it too) ;)
Our candles, unlike many others, are 100% soy, phthalate-free, vegan, cruelty-free and hand-poured. Why is that important, you may ask.
Would you burn a jar of gasoline in your home? Of course not - then why do you burn paraffin candles?
Unlike paraffin, soy wax is pure and natural vegetable wax that is not only non-toxic but it's also biodegradable. In fact, soy wax is very environmentally-friendly and is made from a renewable source. It is also clean burning which means there is a high reduction of soot compared to others. The American Chemical Society found that chemicals in paraffin wax can cause problems for people with asthma and some allergies. North Carolina State University has discovered that even unscented paraffin candles can aggravate air quality and cause breathing problems. All these elements made a lot of people search for healthier alternatives.
Soy candles last from 25% to 50% longer that paraffin candles,also making them more economical.
They are water soluble so you can wash your jars with hot soapy water and our pretty glass containers can be reused and/or recycled.
The soy wax we use is manufactured in Europe, meets the highest production standards and has all the safety certificates.
Why is it so important to be „phthalate free“?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are often called plasticisers and are used in hundreds of products, such as vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, and personal care products such as soaps, shampoos, hairsprays and nail polish. In the past few years, researchers have linked phthalates to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neuro developmental issues, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues. Moel uses only high quality phthalate-free oils produced in Europe that have all safety certificates.
Another problem with conventional candles is not only the wax used but also the kind of wicks used. Some of them still use lead wicks even though they were banned in 2003. The University of Michigan states that a candle with a lead-core wick releases five times the amount of lead, it is considered hazardous for children and exceeds pollution standards for outdoor air. Exposure to high amounts of lead has been linked to hormone disruption, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, and numerous health problems.
Moel uses only natural cotton wicks made from pure long-strand ring-spun cotton and paper, also made in Europe. Our wicks reduce the afterglow, smoke and soot. The consistent flame helps ensure that the glass containers don't overheat on one side.