First, I LOVE CANDLES, but they can be a health risk. I use to buy the "brand" name candles from the big box stores and would go to the specialized store at the mall. You know the company that has the REALLY great smelling candles, but then I started to read up on the health dangers of candles. Paraffin wax is commonly used in candles, but soy candles are another option on the market. While soy candles look and smell similar to their paraffin counterparts, they offer distinct advantages. Not all soy candles are created the same way, however. While some limit unnecessary chemicals, others include additives or are blended with paraffin wax. This candle is 100% soy with no chemical dyes and are scented by oils.