Soy Wax 101
Why do we prefer to use Soy Wax at Madeline Island Candles? All-natural, all-positive reasons!
What is Soy Wax?
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from soybean oil. After soybeans are harvested, they are cleaned, cracked, and rolled into flakes. The hydrogenation process changes the melting point of the oil to create a solid at room temperature. Leftover bean husks are used too - often as animal feed! We then make our all-natural soy candles by adding a variety of natural scents and colors to this solid, and allowing it to cool in moulds.
Soy Wax Benefits:
Domestic Resource - Grown in the good old US of A
Go Green - Soy wax is completely renewable, and sustainable
Go Clean - Biodegradable and cleans up easily with soap and water
Breathe Easy - Soy wax burns cleanly with less soot and smoke
Soy Wax was invented by Purdue University students as an assignment to develop a birthday candle using a renewable resource.
Shop our all-soy, all-natural Heritage Collection, Simply Scented Collection, and Unscented Candle Collection!