Q&A: Candle making – Soy Wax vs. Paraffin ?

Question by astyleahead: Candle making – Soy Wax vs. Paraffin ?
I just started a new hobby “candle making ” and trying to learn about the different waxes. I been read ing so much about how Soy is so much better then paraffin – burns cooler, cleaner,longer…… etc. BUT to my SURPRISE I just found out that “Party Lites Candles” are 100% PARAFFIN and my opinion P L are still the best candles ever made. I have not seen a candle yet that burns “cleaner and longer” They virtually leave no residue. I love them, I just wish they were higher scented.
Anyhow how come so many people are saying soy burns longer and cleaner? NO WAY! Maybe cleaner for “the environment” I can believe that. And I’m convinced that P L is still the most selling candle there is and yet it is Paraffin…..
So far I have poured 3 batches of candles ( 3 different types of Soy) with poor results :-( I know it’s a lot of trial and error – but I think the next batch I’ll try paraffin!

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Answer by darkest_bound
Also, there are people who are deathly allergic to soy. If you plan on giving these or selling them to anyone, that’s something to keep in mind.

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