Why We Choose Soy Wax
SOY IS CLEAN BURNING
It's quite simple, soy burns cleaner than petroleum-based paraffin wax, creating minimal soot residue. In fact, soy wax has 90% less soot than paraffin, reducing the amount of indoor air toxins produced. Also, it won't ruin your walls. The emissions from paraffin candles build up on walls, staining the paint in your home. Imagine what it's doing to your lungs. They also build up in upholstery fabrics and in carpets, affecting the air quality in your home.
SOY IS SUSTAINABLE
Soybeans are an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and a renewable resource.
SOY BURNS LONGER
Soy wax and beeswax candles are the ones with the longest burn time. Yes, both of these waxes are more expensive thus making the final product (candle, wax melt) more expensive, but they last much longer.
SOY IS NOT AS HOT
When lit, soy wax doesn't become as hot as other types of wax. If you ever get it on your skin, it won't cause a burn. Definitely safer with children around or just clumsy adults.
SOY CAN HAVE A BETTER SCENT EXPERIENCE
Because of the lower melting temperature of the wax, a better wax pool around the wick is created. The wax pool allows the fragrance oils to more easily evaporate, and thus releasing more fragrance into the home.
Working with Soy
Soy wax has some quirks that sometimes make your candle look a little ugly. You may have noticed some of these natural occurrences and thought something was wrong with your candle. Let’s explore and explain.
WHY ARE MY CANDLE SURFACES BUMPY AFTER BURNING?
Bumpy tops are quite common after burning your soy candle. This happens when the rate of cooling is inconsistent, which can be hard to control once the candle has been lit and then put out. Your candle top can dry with a dry rough or uneven surface, and other times it will dry smooth. This will not affect the burning of your candle is a normal characteristic of all-natural soy wax candles.
Have you ever noticed a white powdery look to the top or sides of your candle? This is called frosting and it is a natural occurrence in soy wax. Frosting occurs when tiny crystals grow on the surface of the wax, and it cannot be fully controlled. The good news is that frosting does not affect the performance of your candle.
Wet spots can really frustrate soy wax candle makers. While not actually “wet,” The spots are where the wax has pulled away from the jar while cooling. Soy wax may cool at different speeds within the same jar. Those areas that cool a little faster may show up looking like wet spots. This does not affect the performance of our soy candles. Your candle will still burn nicely.
The unique characteristics of soy wax can drive some candle makers crazy because they want a perfect looking candle along with the quality burn and scent experience. We embrace the imperfect, natural tendencies of soy wax because sometimes it’s just not worth chasing perfection. Although soy candles have some quicks, the benefits of soy wax outweigh the alternatives.