Why Soy

At Cahaya Candles, we believe in the artisanal, small batch process and crafting healthier alternatives in home fragrancing. From our inception, every Cahaya Candle is made from all natural soy wax.

Soy wax burns cleanly and is the healthy alternative to paraffin wax, a derivative of petroleum. Burning everyday paraffin-wax candles can emit a storm of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens toluene and benzene, according to a study presented by the American Chemical Society.




Is Washable
Soy wax can be removed with basic soap and water, so you don’t have to worry about ruining clothing, furniture or other items.

Has a Cooler Burn Pool
Soy wax burns at a cooler temperature, and so has a cooler burn pool than typical waxes on the market.

By using soy wax candles you are choosing to support the environment. Soy promotes growth, while paraffin causes depletion. When you use soy wax, you’re encouraging plants to be grown, farm communities to flourish, and the Earth to be renewed.

Soy is a resource that can be replaced at a rate comparable or faster to the rate of consumption.

Soy is continually producible without damaging the ecosystem.

Soy wax is completely biodegradable.


Cahaya Candles is committed to helping inform the way people think about health and sustainability with each candle that they light.