Fresh, fresh, fresh. Imagine you're sitting on the porch of a beach cottage and a cool breeze comes off the north Atlantic bringing with it sea spray, watery florals and musk. Ahh... | Why burn soy candles vs. paraffin? Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, resulting in less soot and carcinogens. Soy candles burn slower and cooler than paraffin wax, creating a longer burning candle. Soybeans are a renewable source, unlike paraffin, which consists of petroleum.