Why Apothec LA...
Artfully hand-poured into a selection of contemporary vessels. Our candles, which are made with 100% soy wax, the highest quality fragrance and all natural bee's wax wicks are the perfect addition to any space. We are inspired by nature and the soothing, healing properties it provides. Our very own Apothecary.
Benefits of a 100% soy candle
It is more environmentally friendly. Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner, allowing for a longer lifespan than other wax. Soy wax burns at a lower melting point so it will not burn or stain surfaces and if spilled, it is easier to clean up and comes out of fabrics in the wash. Soybeans are vegetables, so they are biodegradable as well...our Earth likes this!
What is the big deal? What is the difference?
Traditional candles are made with paraffin wax. (The bottom of the barrel of petroleum) Paraffin contains up to 11 carcinogenic compounds deemed 'toxic air contaminants' by the State of California. These candle soot particles contain many of the same compounds as burning diesel fuel. Yeah, disgusting, we know.
This soot that paraffin wax emits can blacken walls, ceilings, furniture, and contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home. We don't want to breathe in toxic carcinogens, and we don't want you to either!