People often ask us why soy candles are better than the paraffin ones in the store. Here is a few reasons why. Paraffin candles and cigarettes have a few of the same ingredients. We often tell people that burning paraffin candles in your home is no better than someone smoking cigarettes. We always get a tilted head look like we are crazy, lol. If you wouldn’t allow someone to smoke in your home then paraffin candles would not be a good idea either. Especially if you are an avid candle burner.