What is Soy Wax?
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans.
How is Soy Wax Made?
After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated...creating wax!
Why 100% Natural Soy Wax?
The majority of candles on the market contain Paraffin wax -- a petroleum by-product that may contaminate the air with petrol-carbon soot. This is why we choose to use 100% soy wax, a vegetable-based wax made from the oil of American-grown soy beans, which does not pollute the air. An additional benefit to soy wax is that it is a renewable, plant-based resource, unlike petroleum products. Unlike beeswax candles, soy wax is vegan-friendly!
How Should I Properly Burn My Candle?
When burning your candle, you will want to let the melt pool form across the entire candle surface before extinguishing it. This prevents your candle from tunneling, since all soy wax candles have a "memory" and the next time you light the candle, it will only burn as wide as the time before. This can result in tunneling and drowning of your wick. We recommend burning your candle for a maximum of 3-4 hours at a time (less for smaller candles), as the longer you leave it lit the quicker all of your wax will melt and evaporate away. We also always recommend burning your candle away from drafts or wind.
How Do We Get Such Wonderful Scents?
Can I Reuse My Container After My Candle Is Finished?
Yes! We encourage the reuse of our containers. Simply soak in hot water until the remaining wax has melted, discard the wax and wick, and wipe clean. Rubbing alcohol and a paper towel may be used to get the container squeaky clean! Please be aware that the colored film on our green, amber, whiskey, and blue tumblers may scratch off during cleaning, so use a soft, non-abrasive rag.
Why Does My Candle Look A Little Different?
Soy wax is a tricky medium to work with and many factors may affect the appearance of the wax, such as seasonal variations in the soybean harvest, essential oils used, ambient air temperature while pouring, etc. Even within the same batch, some candles may look perfect, while others may exhibit rough tops, or not adhere perfectly to the glass. However, the good news is that all of these issues are purely cosmetic, and will not affect the safety or burn time of our candles. They are the unique beauty of handmade goods!
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