What are soy candles?


Soy wax is a new alternative to paraffin wax, made from soybeans, is renewable and cost effective. The soybean is one of the most versatile products used today. It has been a high protein source for millions of people for thousands of years. Soybean wax also seems to be the most promising natural wax available.

Natural waxes such as soy waxes are gaining in popularity but natural waxes are not new. Beeswax and tallow were used in colonial times to produce candles. Beeswax is a great natural alternative to paraffin, but unfortunately, to get the same results as a soy-based candle, it is cost prohibitive to use 100% beeswax in candles.

Soy is in lots of things like body & skin care products, hair products, crayons, paint removers, and cleaning products. The production and burning of soy wax candles can greatly benefit the American agricultural economy. When soy wax replaces common paraffin wax, an estimated 60 million pounds of soy beans will be required for annual candle production.

Soy candles last three times longer than petroleum-based candles, have an incredible scent throw with virtually no black soot.

1 Comment

  1. contact17 says:
    Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Great write-up on soy candles. A lot of people, never having heard of soy based candled, purchase soy candles and don’t even realize it. We started manufacturing scented soy candles after years of soy bean farming. Our website is: http://www.harvestsunsetcandles.com


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