The benefits of soy wax lead both new and experienced candle makers to make the switch from paraffin and other forms of wax every day.
Here are some big reasons to make soy beads part of your candle making formula for success.
A Clean Burn
You’ll often hear that soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax. But what does a clean burn actually mean? When you burn a soy wax candle, very little residue is left behind and no grime will accumulate on your walls and ceiling. On the other hand, paraffin is a petroleum byproduct and creates a black residue when burned. Paraffin residue gets into the air and sticks to nearby surfaces.
A Sustainable, Natural Material
For decades, the primary ingredient in candles has been paraffin. Paraffin starts as a byproduct of crude oil processing: The material is refined, bleached, deodorized, and shaped into bricks or flakes for melting into candles. Soy wax is made from (you guessed it) soy beans, which are a more sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to petroleum and the foundation of better candle making.
An Investment in American Agriculture
The soybeans we source are grown on American soil by American farmers. That means that buying soy wax is an investment in an American farmer who is putting their heart and soul into their crop. No other available candle wax contributes to our US economy the way that soy wax does.