Why use soy wax to make scented soy wax candles?

Soy wax is used in a large number of candles. Many candle brands choose to use soy wax because compared to traditional paraffin wax, soy wax is generally considered to be more environmentally friendly, burns slower, is cleaner (less soot), and is cheaper than other waxes.

Soy wax candles usually give off a subtle smell, because soy wax does not have that many fragrance-many people like this softer smell, but it comes down to how delicate your nose is! We will discuss the complexity of everyone's odor system in a future blog post.

Soy candles have been around for a long time, and soy wax was not invented until 1996. Soy wax is a vegetable wax extracted from soybean oil. In order to obtain oil, the harvested soybeans are washed, dehulled, crushed and pressed into flakes. The oil is then extracted from these flakes and hydrogenated, in the process, the unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated. This changes the melting point of the oil so that it solidifies at room temperature and is ready to be used to make candles.

From an environmental point of view, although it is a better choice than paraffin, there are still some environmental issues. Soybean oil is a by-product of the large-scale soybean industry, and people are concerned about deforestation and the use of pesticides and fertilizers for growing soybeans. To solve these problems, many of our brands only use organic soy wax in their candles-check out their candles here.

What is soybean wax mixed oil?

Soy wax is often mixed with other waxes to take advantage of the best performance of the two waxes. Common mixtures include the addition of other vegetable oils (such as coconut oil) and waxes (such as palm oil or beeswax). Many candle manufacturers also choose to use paraffin/soy mixtures. Generally, if a blend contains at least 51% soy, it will be labeled as a soy wax blend. You can view our soy blend candles here.

Benefits of soy wax candles

Soy wax burns slowly, so you can get longer candles than traditional paraffin wax candles.

Soybeans are natural, renewable and biodegradable.

Thanks for reading our article and hope it will be helpful for you to use scented candles. We, M&SCENT Co., Ltd., are a scented soy wax candles manufacturer, and we will provide the soy wax candles price to your satisfaction.