What is Soy Wax?
What is soy wax and how is soy wax made?
Soy wax, the secret ingredient that makes your candles burn bright and long! Have you ever wondered what makes your candles so special? Well, let me tell you a secret. It's all in the wax. And not just any wax, soy wax!
Soy wax is derived from the oil of soybeans, a natural and renewable resource that is harvested, cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes.
From these flakes, the oil is extracted and then hydrogenated, a process that raises the melting point of the oil to where it becomes a solid at room temperature.
The end result, soy wax, the perfect ingredient to make your candles last longer and burn cleaner.
Why do we use soy wax in our wax melts?
It's not just because it's a natural product, but also because it's eco-friendly, renewable and made in Wales.
Many soy candles and melts contain a mix of paraffin or beeswax because soy wax has a relatively lower melting point. But our wax melts are 100% soy because they are supposed to melt! By using purely soy, we ensure that our melts and their production are eco-friendly.
Soybean plants are abundant, making soy wax a completely renewable resource. Choosing soy wax not only makes for a high-quality product, but also a responsible one. By using soy wax, we're doing our part to support the environment and the local agricultural industry.
Why is soy wax better than paraffin wax?
When it comes to candle making, soy wax is a clear winner over paraffin wax. One of the main reasons is that soy wax is a natural and non-toxic alternative. Unlike paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum and can release harmful toxins into the air when burned, soy wax is free of any artificial ingredients and is a safe option for your home.
Another advantage of soy wax is that it burns cleaner than paraffin wax. Paraffin wax tends to produce black soot when burned, which can stain carpets and curtains. Soy wax, on the other hand, burns without any residue, keeping your home clean and fresh.
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