Soy wax is a clean, renewable resource and is made in the US. It is natural, nontoxic, and cleans up easily with soap and warm water. Not only is soy wax not harmful for you or the environment, it also burns slower than paraffin. The scent throw of soy wax is just as strong as that of paraffin wax. Paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum, so by using soy wax, you are not inhaling petroleum fumes – pee-ew!