Would you burn a paraffin candle around your children?

The Enlightened Choice: Why 100% Soy-Coconut Wax Candles are a Breath of Fresh Air

When it comes to candles, the type of wax used is often overlooked. After all, what could be harmful about a flickering flame that emits a pleasing aroma? As it turns out, quite a lot—depending on the type of wax you're burning.

The Hidden Dangers of Paraffin Wax

Contrary to popular belief, traditional paraffin candles are far from harmless. A study published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research found that paraffin wax candles emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that contribute to indoor air pollution(1). These emissions can have adverse health effects, ranging from mild irritations to more serious respiratory issues. An even more alarming study in Respiratory Medicine Case Reports identified a case of lipoid pneumonia directly attributed to inhalation of vaporized paraffin from burning candles(2).

The Healthy Alternative: Blended Soy-Coconut Wax

In contrast, candles made from a blended soy-coconut wax offer a healthier and more sustainable alternative. This innovative mix, derived from American-grown soybeans and natural coconut oil, is making waves in the candle industry for all the right reasons. The blend harnesses the benefits of soy wax, known for producing fewer pollutants and burning at a slower rate, as affirmed by a study in the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society(3). Additionally, coconut wax contributes to an even cleaner burn and enhances fragrance throw.

Not only does this blended wax provide a cleaner burn, but it also offers better value. Due to its slower burning properties, you'll find that you won't have to replace your candles as often, making it a more economical choice in the long run.

Why Choose OOMU?

At OOMU, we're committed to offering you the best of both worlds—luxury and conscientious living. Our candles, made from blended soy-coconut wax, are not just a statement of quality; they're a commitment to your health and the health of our planet.

Choose wisely. Choose OOMU. Illuminate your world with a choice that radiates good—nurturing causes that protect animals, uplift children, and honor firefighters.

By making an informed choice about the candles you burn, you're not just elevating your sensory experience—you're also contributing to a healthier and more ethical lifestyle.


  1. Derudi, M. et al. "Emission of air pollutants from burning candles with different composition in indoor environments," Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014.
  2. Katsumi, H. et al. "A case of lipoid pneumonia caused by inhalation of vaporized paraffin from burning candles," Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 2016.
  3. Rezaei, K. et al. "Combustion characteristics of candles made from hydrogenated soybean oil," Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2002.
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