“Soy wax is a clean-burning, eco-friendly, sustainable wax that is made from the oil of soybeans. Soy bean crops are major crops in the United States in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. Once the soybeans are harvested, they go through a process of being cleaned, cracked, and hulled. Then, they are formed into flakes, and the oil is removed from the flakes. To make the oil solid at room temperature, the oil goes through a hydrogenation process that changes some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. There are various types of soy wax. One-hundred percent soy wax is what most people prefer if they are concerned about burning clean candles with no toxic emissions. Pure soy wax is usually used for container candles as the melting point is lower than a soy-blend wax.”
First of all, it is natural and is free from herbicides and pesticides. The great thing about soy is that is has great fragrance-holding qualities, which makes the candles fragrant as they burn. They also burn cleaner and last longer than the types that are made from paraffin. Paraffin wax is created using crude oil. This is the reason why paraffin candles release toxic carcinogens and petrol-carbon soot that can make the walls black.
The Benefits of Soy Wax The greatest benefit of soy wax, aside from being eco-friendly, is that it is 100 percent renewable. The prices of paraffin wax increase as the global reserves of oil diminish. This is not the problem with soy, which can be grown on the same field that you used for years. It is sustainable and the candle will burn slowly and clean as long as it is well-made. The cleanliness of the candle is what makes it beautiful and highly marketable. You can turn this into a business, since more and more people nowadays are looking for products that are eco-friendly.
Benefits Of Soy Wax When Used In Making Candles: 1. It comes from pure soybean oil, which makes it 100 percent vegetable. 2. The candles last longer. This is due to the fact that the wax burns cooler as compared to other waxes. A soy wax candle will burn up to 50 percent longer than a candle that is made from paraffin. 3. The candles burn cleanly. Without the petrol-carbon soot, carcinogens and toxins that are typically found in paraffin, soy wax candles are safer to health and do not carry pollutants or cause allergy triggers.
4. There is no need to use solvents when cleaning what’s left behind after the candle making process. This can be done using soap and hot water. 5. It helps in stimulating the economy because it is a renewable source. You are also helping the American farmers in a way. You are not supporting the foreign oil conglomerates by utilizing this kind of wax. 6. Make sure that you choose the kind of wax that is genetically unaltered, a certified kosher without any pesticide or herbicide.
7. It is made from materials that are water soluble and biodegradable. It is also not required to undergo animal testing. 8. To ensure that your candles have the highest quality, use natural wicks that do not contain zinc or lead. It is also ideal to use high-grade dyes and scents.
How to identify a 100% soy candle?
Soy candles does not colour like paraffin wax. In soy wax you need twice or three times the dye only to get pastel colours.