Why Soy Wax? - ScentWick Candles

Why Soy Wax?

Soy wax has been used for candle making for centuries. It is natural, eco-friendly, and clean burning alternative to paraffin wax. Our handmade candles are made using natural 100% soy wax with no additives. Soy wax is known for its excellent hot and cold throw so you can enjoy the fragrance throughout the entire candle. Soy wax also burns about 30% slower than paraffin or soy blend candles.

Soybeans are a renewable source of wax. Soybeans are harvested, cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. In the next step, soybeans go through the hydrogenation process. This process alters the oil's melting point, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. 

The soy wax we use at ScentWick Candles is grown right here in the United States. 

What are the benefits of our soy wax?

  • eco friendly
  • non-toxic
  • carcinogens free
  • vegan
  • renewable
  • sustainable
  • American grown

Our goal is to create natural candles, therefore using soy wax for our candles was a no-brainer. On top of the above benefits, our soy wax candles will melt clean and slow as opposed to paraffin wax that contains chemicals and toxins.