Rather than spraying your home with a chemical-filled aerosol spray, reach for a great smelling candle. However, you don’t want to light up just any old candle. Make sure you bypass candles made from paraffin wax and opt for ones made strictly from soy.
No Decrease in Air Quality
When you light up a petroleum based paraffin candle, you are sending additional CO2 and chemicals into the air that can negatively affect indoor air quality. Instead, purchase all natural soy candles made from soybeans, vegetable oil, and essential oils. You will be rewarded with a chemical-free candle that won’t affect your indoor air quality due to it being naturally biodegradable.
A Stronger Scent
Soy candles have a lower melting point than paraffin candles. This means that there will be more liquid wax surrounding the wick while it’s burning. Why is this a good thing? The essential oils that flavor these candles will evaporate into the air from the pooled liquid wax. Therefore, the more soy wax that is melted, the stronger AND cleaner the scent will be.
When you look at the price tag of soy candles vs paraffin candles, you’ll notice the heftier price tag on the soy-based candles. However, this doesn’t mean that paraffin candles are the better deal. While soy candles might be more expensive, on average they last roughly 50 percent longer than paraffin wax. Suddenly spending a little more for almost double the burning hours seems like the deal of the century!
The next time you try to light up a paraffin candle or spray a scented aerosol spray, remember all of the wonderful benefits of soy candles. If you’re looking to improve the air quality of your home, contact EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more about air quality testing, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.