Whereas candles were once simply a functional way to light the dark, candles are now most commonly purchased to scent homes or to add a romantic or relaxing ambiance. Massage candles are a new variety of candle serving several simultaneous functions. While they light a room, provide a delightful ambiance, and scent the immediate area with subtle fragrance, massage candles also contain cosmetic ingredients that make them an excellent body moisturizer offering anti-aging benefits and massage oil alternative. Because of their unique ingredients, a true massage candle will melt at just over body temperature. Much like a hot bath, they are comfortably warm, but not hot.
The following list identifies a number of reasons why soy candles are preferable to paraffin wax candles:
No carcinogens are produced from burning soy candles.
Soy wax is non-toxic.
Little or no soot is produced from burning soy candles.
Soy candles will not discolour your walls or furniture with petroleum byproducts.
Soy wax is a renewable resource; petroleum is limited.
Soy wax is biodegradable.
Soy wax is water-soluble (no more messy cleanups).
Burning soy candles helps support the farmer.
Soy wax candles hold colour and scent better than paraffin.