Why Soy Wax?
- by Jennifer Morrisey
At the heart of our home fragrance journey lies a choice that resonates with our core values – 100% American Grown Soy. This decision is not just about creating exceptional wax melts and candles; it's a testament to our unwavering dedication to the community and American farmers.
As farmers, we understand the dedication and hard work of cultivating the land. By choosing American-grown soy, we can create high-quality candles and wax melts, while supporting our friends, family, and neighbors in the farming community.
What is Soy Wax?
Soy wax is a natural, renewable substance derived from soybeans, primarily grown in fields across the United States. This eco-friendly wax is made by harvesting and processing soybeans into soybean oil. The oil is subsequently hydrogenated, transforming it into a solid form at room temperature, which we know as soy wax. This process makes efficient use of a crop byproduct and results in a biodegradable and non-toxic wax. Unlike its traditional counterpart, paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum, soy wax is a sustainable and environmentally conscious choice. It boasts a lower melting point, allowing soy wax candles to burn slower and longer while producing less soot. This natural wax also disperses fragrance evenly and effectively, making it a popular choice for scented candles. Using soy wax supports agricultural industries and provides home fragrance enthusiasts with a cleaner, more sustainable option.
The Unique Properties of Soy Wax
Soy wax, known for its natural and renewable qualities, sets the stage for an unparalleled home fragrance experience. Soy wax, derived from eco-friendly and renewable sources, starkly contrasts traditional paraffin wax, which is petroleum-based and non-renewable. The choice of soy wax offers both environmental and practical benefits. Soy wax candles burn more slowly than those made from paraffin, offering a longer-lasting candle experience.
While all candles produce some black soot, soy wax candles burn more cleanly, significantly reducing soot. A key highlight of soy wax in candle making is its natural ability to carry fragrances without chemical enhancers. This leads to candles that emit a more authentic and well-balanced scent, enhancing the overall experience.
Experience the Difference: A Journey of Senses
Each candle and wax melt we craft embodies the purity and richness of American Grown Soy, and the seasons, memories, and nostalgia of the Finger Lakes Region. Our home fragrance products are meant to provide a gateway to the Finger Lakes's natural beauty and agricultural heritage.
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