A question for those that celebrate Chanukah. What do you do about lighting candles. I assume regular Chanukah candles are made with animal products (please correct me if I am mistaken)? Does anyone know if they may soy candles for Chanukah menorahs?
I think that beeswax candles are usually listed as such. I could be mistaken, but my impression is that most Chanukah candles are made from paraffin, if for no other reason than it's less expensive than wax.
To my knowledge, paraffin candles contain no animal products. Speaking only for myself, however, I think it's kinder on the environment to use beeswax (which doesn't harm the bees at all) than petroleum products.
Most candles are not made with animal fat anymore. THey are made with petroleum byproducts. THey may contain beeswax, which can be a no-no for vegans, but I would bet money that most are perfectly vegetarian.
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