Ingredients to Know: Soy Wax
When it comes to candle wax, there are lots of options out there, and when we began the process of researching what ingredients we wanted in our wax, we were shocked to discover how many of our favorite brands were still using paraffin as their main ingredient. This includes even some of the most luxurious and widely popular brands on the market.
Paraffin, which is super cheap to produce, is a fossil fuel derived from petroleum and produces harmful by-products when burned or melted. It’s also extremely unsustainable. A study presented by the American Chemical Society found that frequently lighting a paraffin candle in a space with poor ventilation could aggravate asthma or irritate the respiratory tract.
This quickly led to the search for a cleaner and safer alternative. After months and months of research and testing (and testing some more), we landed on our all-natural soy wax.
Soy wax was always appealing from the beginning — Derived from the soybean; soy wax is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. After they are harvested, the beans are cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes. Soy wax contains nothing artificial, which makes it a better alternative to old-fashioned paraffin wax.Most importantly though, it burns evenly and throws scent impeccably.
Despite these qualities, soy wax has been largely overlooked by the candle industry because it is twice as expensive per pound as many other available wax types as well as tricky to formulate the perfect balance with fragrance, vessel and wick.
Our smooth, slow burning soy wax will allow you to kick back, put on your perfect playlist and unwind with our favorite candles.