Why do we use 100% soy wax?
Usually, candles found in department store chains are made with paraffin wax including some of those marketed as “soy wax blends”- usually due to its low cost. Paraffin, an end-product of petroleum, contains up to 11 carcinogenic compounds deemed 'toxic air contaminants' in some states and is a non-renewable resource.
Soy wax is made from the oil of soybeans which is an environmentally friendly, renewable resource grown right here in the USA. The oil is then purified and goes through a process called hydrogenation which changes it from liquid oil to a solid shortening at room temperature. Not only are there “green” advantages to choosing soy wax over other candle wax types, but soy wax also burns much slower than paraffin wax, so you will get a candle that lasts much longer. Soy wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers to enhance its aroma. The result is a well-balanced true to scent candle. Since soy wax is derived from a vegetable, it is naturally biodegradable, making cleaning out your finished candle vessels a breeze with a bit of soap and water.
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