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Westridge Candles

Soy Vs. Paraffin

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Behind Westridge Candles WHO ARE WE?
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The Westridge Collection Fragrances & Descriptions
SAMPLE PACKAGE
WHOLESALE - Deluxe Package
WHOLESALE Package I
WHOLESALE Package II
WHOLESALE Package III
WHOLESALE Package IV
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 5oz. Beanpods
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 5oz. Honey Pots
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 10oz. Honey Pots
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 5oz. Keepsakes
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 10oz. Globes
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 12oz. Keepsakes
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 19oz. Keepsakes
WHOLESALE Candles Twelve - 19oz. Domes
WHOLESALE Candles 22oz. Vintage Candles
WHOLESALE Candles Twenty-Four 5oz. Fireside Samplers
WHOLESALE Candles Highly Aromatic Votives
RETAIL - 5oz. Keepsake Candles
RETAIL - 12oz. Keepsake Candles
RETAIL - 19oz. Keepsake Candles
RETAIL - 19oz. Dome Apothecary Candles
RETAIL - 24oz. Dockers MORE GREAT SAVINGS!
RETAIL - 8oz. Night Caps
RETAIL - 5oz. Fireside Samplers
RETAIL - Luxury Votives
RETAIL - Unscented Votives
RETAIL - Aromatic Tealights
Understanding Fragrance Oils
Help! I Can't Smell My Candles
Paraffin vs. Soy?
Burning Instructions
Client Feedback
Contact Us
Requisition Forms
Terms & Conditions

 
The Westridge Candle Company
Premium Retail and Wholesale Scented Candles
Produced With The Industry's Finest Oils
 
SOY VS. PARAFFIN
The Great Debate

Premium retail and wholesale scented candles

The following information has been gathered from the National Candle Association and is based on years of ongoing study and research. 
 
Paraffin is the most commonly used candle wax today.



Beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, gels, and synthesized waxes are also used in candle-making for the U.S. market, as are blends of waxes.



Waxes burn with a yellow flame due to the presence of carbon.



No specific type of wax or wax blend is considered "best" for candle making. All candle waxes - when provided in high-quality format have been shown to burn cleanly and safely.



No candle wax has ever been shown to be toxic or harmful to human health.



There is no such thing as a soot-free wax. All organic compounds when burned will emit some carbon (soot) due to incomplete combustion. 




Why are candles so popular?                                               Candles are perhaps one of the most enjoyable and affordable luxury items available to everyone. They are beautiful and magical. They can create a special warmth and ambiance, infusing the home with color and fragrance and with the softness of candlelight, there also comes a special sense of calm and well-being.

What sort of chemical reaction occurs when you burn a candle?When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick. This melted or liquid wax is then drawn up into the wick by capillary action. The flame's heat vaporizes the liquid wax to produce water vapor and carbon dioxide (the same byproducts that humans produce when exhaling).

Are certain candle waxes better than others?

No. All types of candle waxes perform well, and will burn cleanly and safely when they are of high quality. U.S. candle manufacturers select waxes or blends of waxes based on their suitability for specific types of candles or formulation profiles, as well as their own candle-making preferences.



Is candle soot harmful?
No. The minuscule amount of soot produced by a candle is the natural byproduct of incomplete combustion. Candle soot is composed primarily of elemental carbon particles, and is similar to the soot given off by kitchen toasters and cooking oils. These everyday household sources of soot are not considered a health concern, and are chemically different from the soot formed by the burning of diesel fuel, coal, gasoline, etc.

Do scented candles produce more soot than unscented candles?

Not really.  The oils found in certain fragrances may slightly increase the small amount of soot produced by a candle but wick (size), length and flame shape are the primary factors that impact sooting in a properly-formulated candle.



Are scented candles safe?

Yes. When a candle burns, the wax is drawn into the wick, where it is "consumed" by the candle flame to produce water vapor and carbon dioxide. The only difference with a scented candle is that a small amount of fragrance is released as well.

Reputable candle manufacturers use only fragrances that are approved for burning in candles. They also carefully monitor the addition of fragrance to ensure that the candle will burn cleanly and properly?

Is paraffin wax toxic?

No.  Paraffin wax is non-toxic. In fact, paraffin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in food, cosmetics, and medical applications. Food-grade paraffin is commonly used for manufacturing candles.

Why do some candles have metal-core wicks?                                   Metal-core wicks are sometimes used in container candles and votives to keep the wick upright when the surrounding wax liquefies during burning. Today's metal-core wicks are made with either zinc or tin. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown both zinc- and tin-core wicks to be safe and non-toxic.

Are my candles biodegradable?                                               Probably. Studies have shown that beeswax, paraffin and vegetable-based waxes are biodegradable. The vast majority of candles today are made primarily from these waxes.

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