FAQs about Soy Wax

How are soy candles made?

Soy candles are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers.  Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operations.

 

Are soy candles healthier than paraffin candles?

Soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces of the home. Soy candles may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is much less than paraffin candles. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won't release toxins into the air as they burn.

 

How long does soy candles last?

Soy candles typically last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. 

 

How come I don't smell my soy candle as soon as I light it?

Soy candles work well for holding onto the scent from essential oils. Because they burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released, creating a more pleasant atmosphere for most people. 

 

What is the wet stuff on top of my candle?

Since soybean wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, it can release excess fragrance or essential oils, which it cannot hold. Sweat from soy candles does not affect the quality of the candle or burn.  After you burn it for the first time, the sweat drops will not show up again.  You can leave it or wipe it out with a tissue or paper towel.