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Casa Verde: Eco-Friendly Candlelight

Timothy Han at ShopStyle

Even if you're eco-willing, sometimes it helps to shed some light on why we choose certain products over others, such as soy candles versus regular ol' wax. I've heard that soy is better, but it's also not cheap. So if you want to light your home with eco-friendly candles, here's what to look for.

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beccadog beccadog 8 years
85-90 percent of all soy comes from genetically modified soy, which is modified to withstand more petrochemical pesticides/herbicides. Most of the petrochemical herbicides cause cancer in humans and other animals because of the chemicals from which they are made. Because of this, and because soy grown with the organic method should be preserved for food only, I buy and strongly recommend bees wax, which does burn cleanly and is worthy of the price paid to protect our health and the environment...and does not increase global warming at the same rate as using those made from or grown with petrochemicals.
Caly234 Caly234 8 years
I just read another article on this same site about how Orangutans are going extinct because of palm oil farming. And this one suggests palm oil candles? Want to be green? Don't buy candles... or anything you don't need.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
It's amazing how much nicer soy & beeswax burn.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love soy candles...they burn so much nicer.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
$58 for a candle?!
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