Soy candles are made naturally from soy wax, a processed form of soybean oil. Soy wax is produced by crushing soybeans and hydrogenating the extracted oil, causing it to solidify at room temperature and form a wax-like consistency. As soy wax is made from soybean oil, the wax is a type of natural vegetable oil.
Not only are soy wax candles a natural and renewable product, they emit far less soot than regular paraffin candles and release no toxins into the air. This soot is mostly noticeable in jar candles, but is known to stain furniture and walls in cases where candles are regularly burnt in the same area over time. Soy wax candles are a more environmentally-friendly choice that is healthier for people, and our pets at home!