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Soy wax is derived from the soybean and is a renewable, 100% natural alternative to traditional paraffin wax. As the most popular type of vegetable wax in candle and wax melt making it has little impact on our environment and finished candles can be marketed as a natural product.
Soy wax has a luxurious creamy colour and can come in various different blends.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the different options of Soy Wax?
What are the benefits of soy wax?
The main benefit of soy wax is that it's derived from soybean oil. It is a renewable, eco-friendly alternative to paraffin wax. Because natural waxes have little impact on our environment, finished candles made from this type of wax can be marketed as a natural product. Soy wax has a luxurious natural creamy colour and is less likely to soot than a paraffin candle if wicking is not quite right. The negatives for this wax is that the scent throw is not quite as strong as in paraffin, and wicking can be difficult in larger containers.
What is a soy melt?
A soy melt is a wax melt made from soy wax. It is recommended that Pillar Blend soy wax is used when making soy melts as Pillar Blend is a blend specifically developed for the production of pillar candles and wax melts/tarts.
How is soy wax made?
Soy wax is derived from the soybean. The soybeans are harvested and cleaned. They are then cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes with the oil extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. Hydrogenation is a process where the oil which was once a liquid at room temperature is processed to make them solid at room temperature, changing it into a wax.