Why We Use Soy

TwoTallTrees_Candle_WEB-1 copyEach Two Tall Trees candle is hand-crafted using the finest materials available. Our aim is to produce the most delectable aromas and fragrances, all of which are sure to please even the most discerning of noses. To create this quality, Two Tall Trees uses 100% natural soy wax. Listed below are some of the benefits of soy candles.

Natural: Made from a natural, renewable resource, soy wax makes an environmentally friendly candle. The primary ingredient in paraffin wax candles is petroleum.

Longer-lasting: Soy candles can last up to twice as longas paraffin candles.
Burn time for two tall tree candles are as follows:
125mL = ~ 30 hours
250mL = ~ 70 hours
500mL = ~ 150 hours
* To maximize burning time keep wicks trimmed to ¼”, burn for a 2 hour period each time candle is lit, ensure no drafts in room, keep room temperature around 70 degrees.

Cleaner Burn: Soy candles produce about 90% less soot than paraffin candles. Soot is detrimental to air quality and can eventually coat furniture and walls.

Greater Fragrance Throw: Soy bean oil lowers the melting point of a candle, which translates into cooler burning candles and faster scent dispersion. The lower melting point of soy wax results in a larger size of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick. It is from this liquid wax pool that the essential oils drift into the atmosphere, producing a more fragrant burn. In addition, soy wax releases fragrance naturally, while paraffin wax must be blended with chemicals to release fragrances.

Scent Sensitive: Our customers with scent sensitivities report that Two Tall Trees candles are the only candles they are able to burn without feeling nauseous or suffering a headache.

Cleaner: It is very difficult to remove paraffin wax from furniture or textiles. Soy wax spills can easily be cleaned up with hot soapy water.

In addition to soy wax, our candles are made with cotton core wicks. Cotton core wicks produce a robust flame and can help reduce carbon build-up throughout the burn cycle. Many imported candles still use lead wicks.

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