Paraffin, is the final by-product of petroleum or oil refining. Burning paraffin candles releases harmful pollutants into the air including cancer causing, Benzene and Toluene. Also, most paraffin candles have synthetic fragrances which may emit phthalates into the air. Soy wax is made from soy beans, a 100% renewable resource. Our GMO-free soy is grow right here in the Midwest, supporting American farmers. Soy candles are extremely clean burning. They also burn at a lower temperature, which means your soy candle will last longer. Soy candle wax is biodegradable, easy to clean up and gentle on the earth. Of course, we only use pure essential oils in our candles to create our enchanting aromas.