What is Soy Wax?
wax is hydrogenated soybean oil. The Soy beans are frozen at -30
degrees Fahrenheit and then the oil is extruded.
Soy wax is 100% natural with
no additives, such as stearic acid, polymer, microcrystalline and
polyethylene. All these additives are used to enhance the quality
and characteristics of paraffin wax. These chemicals are not needed
to enhance the quality and characteristics of Soy wax.
Soy wax is a non-petroleum
based product. Paraffin wax is a by-product of refining crude oil
into petroleum, making it unsafe for our environment and our bodies.
Soy wax is made from a renewable
and biodegradable resource, which is environmentally friendly. The
wax comes from the soybean and is grown by North American soybean
the Benefits of Soy Wax?
and Smoke Free
Soy wax is virtually soot and smoke free. Soy wax candles, do
give off a small amount of smoke, which is produced by the wick.
By burning soy wax candles, you will no longer develop soot or smoke
build up on your walls, ceiling or furniture. Not to mention your
Soy wax has a longer burn time, two or three times longer than
paraffin wax. This is due to lower oxygen requirements, and the
waxes ability to burn without the need of additives and hardeners.
Melting Point and Scent Retention
Soy wax melts at a low temperature. This allows for an excellent
fragrance throw, and scent retention. Soy wax does it on its own
naturally and does not require additives to absorb the fragrance
Carcinogens or Toxins
Soy wax does not emit carcinogens, such as benzene and toluene,
once again making it safer on our environment and our bodies.
Our candles are hypo-allergenic and should not effect people
with respiratory problems.
Because of the lower melting point of soy wax (approx. 118 degrees),
the melted wax is safe to the touch. It also allows for easy clean
up with hot water and soap, if necessary.
Characteristics of Soy Wax
When you burn your soy wax
candle you might notice a mushroom of flower-like formation on the
end of the wick. This is a natural phenomenon common to soy wax
that does not occur with other waxes. It is not the wick that causes
this. Before re-lighting your candle it's okay to knock ash off
the wick before but it is not necessary. Do not trim wick in case
you trim it too short!
You may also notice that sometimes
your candle will "sweat" in high ambient temperatures
or direct sunlight. This is a natural occurrence.
100 % Soy wax candles have
to be manufactured in some sort of glass, ceramic, or metal container,
due to the softness of the wax and low melting point. The candle
will pool to the edge of the container and will not tunnel. This
also contributes to the longer burn time.
Our fragrances are a blend
of essential oils and naturally derived fragrance oils manufactured
specifically for candles. The reason for blending these two oils
is, that if we used pure essential oils, it would be cost prohibitive,
and we would not be able to offer you our fine product at a competitive
Full, Long Lasting Fragrance
Soy Candles retain their scent
for the life of the candle. They also have a large scent/fragrance
"throw" which will cover a large area.