FAQs - Soy Wax Candles & Flower Wax
All your questions answered about flower or soy wax and the perfume candles by PAIRFUM
Flower & Soy Wax Candles
Answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about soy wax, flower wax and the secrets to an excellent soya wax candle.
We also cover specific questions about the following two PAIRFUM soya candles:
- the Flower Wax & Soy Candle, and
- the cute gift candle: Write Your Message On Candle
What is a Soy Wax Candle ?
A soy or soya candle is a candle made from soy wax.
Soy wax is made from soybean oil which is a natural crop that is particularly popular in the US. This makes soy wax natural and sustainable.
Soy wax candles are usually in container where the container can be made from glass, ceramic or metal.
Pillar candles can also be made from soy wax but require additional additives mixed into the wax.
Many companies make soy wax candles that still contain a large amount of paraffin wax for various reasons.
Making Soy Wax From Oil
Soy is a vegetable wax made from the soy bean oil.
The beans are cleaned after harvesting, the cracked, the hull removed and last rolled into flakes.
After the has been extracted from the flakes, it is hydrogenated. Hydrogenation is to treat the flakes with hydrogen.
This process will create saturated fats and significantly changes the melt point of the oil. It becomes a solid at room temperature.
Approx 60 kg of soybeans are required to produce 10 kg of soybean oil.