What is Soy Wax?

What is Soy Wax?

Soy wax candles are made from soy wax. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil. After soybeans are harvested, they are cleaned, dehulled, cracked, and rolled into flecks. Oil is then extracted from these flecks and hydrogenated. In the process, unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated, thereby dramatically altering the oil’s melting point. It then solidifies at room temperature.

History of Soy Wax

Soy wax is quite a recent invention. It was only in 1991, when Michael Richards, when looking for a cheaper alternative for beeswax, that he developed soy wax. There was a big demand for natural wax candles, but beeswax was about 10 times more expensive than paraffin.

Benefits of Soy Wax

  • Soy wax is derived from a vegetable, (soy beans), while it’s counter partner, paraffin wax is derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product).
  • Soy wax is a natural, renewable resource.
  • Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and water.
  • Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.
  • Soy wax burns with zero petro soot, creating petro soot free candles. Paraffin candles burn with petro-soot.

Why We Use Natural Soy Wax in Our Candles

Our candles are made from natural soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and organic cotton wicks. This creates a candle that will burn cleaner, more true-to-scent, and gives you a long-lasting scent that circulates throughout your home or space.  Our 11 oz Signature Tumbler will burn for approximately 80 hours.

Our natural soy wax is hand-poured for your signature scent!  After your candle cools and we put the finishing touch on it, it’s ready to be taken home for you to enjoy!

Are Soy Wax Candles Safer?

Yes! Because soy wax candles are natural, they produce a cleaner burn. Soy wax candles burn with little to no soot or residue left behind by your candle flame. 

Some of Our Seasonal Favorites!

When you stop into our Geneva, IL shop to create your own candle, you can rest easy knowing you’re creating a natural soy wax candle! We also have a variety of signature scented soy wax candles with beautifully scented premium fragrances including:

  • Black Raspberry Vanilla: A well balanced combination of ripe black raspberries and vanilla makes this fruity but not too sweet!
  • The North Woods: For that cozy and comfortable winter evening by the fire, enjoy notes of mild citrus, earthy undertones, and balsam fir.
  • Blue Skies: Head to the tropics with this blend of fruits, lemons, limes, and sugared oranges.  Add in hints of exotic tropical florals and mountain greens and your beach vacation is complete!
  • Crisp Maple Bourbon: An irresistible baked apple dessert aroma with a twist of bourbon.  With notes of apple, cinnamon, and a hint of orange…then top it off with butter, rich sweet maple, and vanilla for a mouthwatering experience!

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