Soy Wax 101

1010750_507463305973574_242869680_nWhy 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

Fun Fact:

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!

3 thoughts on “Soy Wax 101”

  • Please consider using non GMO soy for your candles, and REALLY help save this earth.
    It's readily available and people really respond to NON GMO PRODUCTS.
    Thanks for listening

    • Marie - thank you for your comments - we work to be sustainable and use natural ingredients and will look into this comment. Thanks for contacting us!

  • […] Madeline Island Candles has always used Soy Wax for our hand-poured candles. You may have read about the advantages of using soy wax – from slow burning time and better air quality to sustainability and supporting domestic farming (read more here). […]

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