Sunday, February 17, 2013

Benefits of Soy Candles

Soy Wax Candles are fast gaining popularity. Soy Wax is more opaque than parafin wax and candles made with soy usually come in pastel colors or white/off white.  Made from Soy Beans, soy wax is a clean-burning natural wax which may be used without additives necessary for changing the color, hardness, or clarity. Unlike paraffin wax, soy wax has natural oils that mix well with fragrant oils. Therefore, soy wax is able to hold more scent per pound than paraffin wax and shrinks very little during the candle making process.  Soy candles can have a bumpy or cratered surface.  This is perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with your candle if the surface is not as smooth as petroleum based candles. 
Some other benefits of Soy Candles

  • Soy Wax is nontoxic.
  • Soy Wax is a completely natural and renewable resource.
  • Soy Wax helps support the American farmer.
  • Soy Wax is clean burning.
  • Soy Wax produces measurably less soot than other waxes, when burned correctly Soy Wax is virtually soot free.  
  • Soy Wax candle spills clean up much easier than other wax spills; simply use soap and hot water to get the wax out of carpets or upholstery.

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