Soy is Renewable and Sustainable
Whether you love to live a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, want to be sure the products you use don’t harm others, or you simply want a more natural product in your home, soy wax fits the bill. Soy is made from plants and is, therefore, a renewable natural resource.
Clean, Long Lasting Burns
Soy wax candles last longer than conventional paraffin wax candles. Because it burns at a lower temperature, the amount of heat required for a flame to stay lit is reduced, which also reduces the amount of wax required to fuel the wick. For those candle makers timid to make the switch from paraffin, an easy next step is to add soy to your formula or move to a soy-paraffin blend, which will give a cleaner, longer burn to your existing formula.
Easy To Work With
Soy wax is easy to work with and can be melted in a common microwave oven for the easiest candle making experience ever. Typically offered in flake format, the easiest by far can be found in a soy bead format.
If you’ve ever tried to clean up melted wax from a table cloth or piece of furniture, then you know how impossible conventional wax can be to clean. Soy wax is actually water-soluble. So instead of relentlessly scraping the wax or blasting it with cleaning chemicals and hoping for the best, you can clean it with soap and water.
Money in Your Pocket
Because soy wax is grown on US soil, there are significant cost-savings in soy wax versus paraffin wax, which in most cases is transported from overseas. Soy candles present a unique opportunity for candle makers since it has a higher perceived value among consumers while typically delivered at a lower cost. Lower cost + increased value = Win!
No other available candle wax contributes to our US economy the way that soy wax does. Soybeans are grown on American soil by American farmers. The soybeans are then transported to local elevators where they are loaded on a rail car to food processing facilities where the soy wax is produced. The wax is delivered to countless candle makers and entrepreneurs, who make the world’s cleanest-burning candles. These candles are sold by store-owners, bought by consumers, and burned to create incredible fragrance experiences world-wide.
Because soybeans are a renewable resource, this process continues year-after-year without depleting our supply of natural resources.