What is soy wax?

Soy wax is a clean burning renewable source of wax that is a by-product of the soya bean. This type of wax has a lower melting point and burn temperature than paraffin wax.

Refined soy wax has perfect qualities for blending colour dyes and fragrance oils into candles. Because of these properties, soy wax has a long slow burn that promotes a larger wax pool around the wick of the candle and enhances a clean release of aroma - one of the main advantages of soy candles.

The lower burn temperature is another reason that soy candles are a popular choice for candle jars. It’s a popular ingredient in oil burners because of their long lasting scent. Pillar candles made of soy wax need a paraffin wax blend to keep their shape. Natural biodegradable soy wax is much easier to clean than paraffin wax using soapy water. We choose to work with soy wax for a variety of reasons. We love that it's an 100% renewable resource and carbon neutral. We love that it burns more cleanly - and better yet - for a longer period of time than paraffin. We love the way soy wax smells mixed with a good fragrance. Soy candles are better for the environment and your health: they are non-toxic and burn cleaner than paraffin wax. It produces as much as 90% less soot than paraffin wax. This soot can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture, contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home, and most importantly, add toxic carcinogens into the air that you breathe.

How is soy wax made?

Soy beans are husked and dried into flake form, then the oil is extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation alters the chemical compound so that soy bean oil is a solid at room temperature - soy wax! Leftover bean husks are typically used as animal feed.

What is the difference between candles made from paraffin wax and soy wax?

Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product and has a long and high temperature burn. Soy wax candles are made from soybean extracts and have a lower burn temperature.

What should I look for in a good quality soy candle?

The size and number of wicks of the soy candle will determine how long and far the aroma will carry. The intensity of the scent will depend on the percentage of fragrance oil used in making the soy candle. You should be able to select a good candle just as you do a good wine. Trial and test until you find what you like. Fragrance and aroma are personal taste and we have worked on blending popular scents to relax and please you.

Why choose soy candles?           

Scented or fragrant soy candles can create a peaceful mood and atmosphere. They also mask and eliminate unwanted odours. Soy candles also burn at a cooler temperature. A cooler temperature means quick melting and you will get the smell of fragrance quicker.