Everything You Need to Know About Soy Wax

Everything You Need to Know About Soy Wax
Organic soy wax is used in all of the candles at Maison Rose. We choose to use soy wax because it is more environment friendly.

What is Soy Wax?

Organic soy wax is environmentally friendly and sustainable in comparison to the traditional paraffin wax. It also burns slower and is cleaner, with less soot.

Soy candles invented only in 1996, so it is quite new compared to paraffin wax. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil. To get the oil, harvested soybeans are cleaned, dehulled, cracked and rolled into flakes. From there, the oil is extracted from these flakes and hydrogenated (a process where the unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated). This alters the oil's melting point, which makes it solidify at room temperature, making it ready to make candles.

Sometimes, candle soy wax is blended with other waxes to capitalize on the best of both waxes. Common mixes include adding other vegetable oils, such as coconut oil and palm or beeswax. Several candle makers also choose to use paraffin and soy blends.

Looking at soy wax from an environmental perspective, it is a much better choice compared to paraffin wax for so many reasons, which we discuss below.

Why Soy Wax?
1. It Burns Cleaner

Natural 100% soy wax contains no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants. So unlike petroleum-based paraffin candles, you will not get any of that petrol-carbon soot in the air. If you ever find yourself getting headaches, or allergies acting up after using a paraffin candle, it's because of the harmful effects of a paraffin candle. Soy wax would not leave you harmful effects like this, as it burns cleaner.

2. It Lasts Longer

Soy wax burns for a much longer time in comparison to a paraffin candle. Soy burns cooler, therefore it lasts anywhere from 30-50% longer. Longer lasting candles means less spending.

3. Better Scent

Phthalate-free fragrance oils and essential oils are mostly used to to create a scent for soy candles. Soy holds scents better than paraffin candles, because it is a slower burn. Being a slower burn, it gradually releases the scent, rather than an overpowering wave. 

4. A Renewable Resource 

One of the big reasons we chose soy wax candles at Maison Rose, is because we are passionate about caring for the environment. Because soy candles are made from a renewable resource, they are much more friendly to the environment. In addition to this, they are also a healthier and smarter choice for your home.

Are you ready to try soy wax candles? At Maison Rose, we offer radiant soy candles that are 100% plant-based, eco-friendly and are beautifully scented. Get yours today www.maisonrose.co.