Soy natural candles burn at least 50% longer than paraffin candles, are biodegradable and contain pure cotton wicks. These candles contain no petrochemicals or toxins and are 99% soot free resulting in a beautiful, clean burn. Paraffin candles release 11 documented toxins when burning, 4 of which are carcinogenic. Soy Lites candle only use pure essential oils for scenting (no synthetic fragrances) resulting in wonderful aromatherapy benefits, making candles wonderful for use in the home. Soy candles are amazing moisturizing and massage candles that reap many therapeutic benefits for the skin.