you for considering our collection of soy candles!
soy candles are
made using 100% soy wax for our soy
jar candles,and soy
wax melts and soy
are made with soy
wax that has had other completely natural additives added to it in
order to make it more firm, since soy wax is an extremely soft wax.
We use all natural cotton or paper core wicks, and most of our
fragrance oils are soy based formulated specifically for soy wax
Why Buy Our Soy Candles
our scented soy candles is a great way to help
our environment and our
farmers! Unlike paraffin wax, soy wax comes from
in the USA from our own soybean farmers.
So in addition to
a completely natural soy
that is safe for you, is a
sustainable resource, and gives us a little less dependence on crude
oil, it also helps our own US economy by helping our farmers.
You'll also find that our soy candles burn up to twice as long
as paraffin candles. For example, our soy
tealights burn from 7-8
Compare that to a normal paraffin tealight that only burns for 4 hours
(believe me, I've tested!). This is because soy wax has a
lower melting point and in turn, burns cooler than paraffin wax.
With our soy candles, you will also get little to no soot
when burned properly and soy wax is
much easier to clean
up if spilled! Just take a little
soap and water and possibly a hair
dryer and- Whala!
more hard, dried paraffin wax that may take scissors to cut it out of
may be concerned about soy candles being higher priced than
paraffin candles,,, well, just consider how much longer they burn,
example our soy
tealights, which burn almost twice as long, and do the
math. I think you'll find that our soy candles are more cost
effective in the long run.
Proper burning of our soy candles
|Yes, there is a proper
way to burn soy candles.
Soy candle wax has what's called a memory. That means that when you
burn your soy candle and then extinguish it, the next time you burn it,
soy candle wax will melt across as far as it did the first time. This
why it is so important to allow scented soy candles to burn all the way across
to the edge of the container the first time you burn it
it out. This ensures that your soy candle does not "tunnel" as it
burns, leaving wax along the sides of the container. A good
of thumb is to burn your candle 1hr
for every inch wide that the candle
is. So if you have a 3inch wide soy candle, you may need to burn it for
at least 3 hours for a good melt pool.
This is where the scent is in soy
candles. A good melt pool will give off the best fragrance throw.
1/4in deep for the melt pool is what we aim for in our
candles when the candle is burning. Too shallow of a melt pool will
keep the candle from releasing the best amount of fragrance into the
room. Too deep of a melt pool means the wick is too big for the candle
and the candle will burn too hot , which means the soy candles wax will
burn up too fast and the wick would need to be trimmed much more often.
Another tip is to keep your soy candles away
from drafts to prevent smoking
and soot. Soy candles produce little to no soot when burned properly,
but any candle will smoke and create soot if exposed to too much air,
which is what happens if there is a draft.
trimmed to about 1/4in. will also keep
candles from smoking and causing soot.
And most importantly, keep your soy candles away from anything
flameable, and out of reach of children and pets.
About the Scent and Color in our Scented Soy
Soy Candles Scent
scented soy candles do contain fragrance and dye unless you order
them without, so we do not claim that our candles are 100% natural
unless they are not scented and uncolored, or if they contain essential
oils instead of fragrance oils and no dye.
We do not carry scented soy candles made with essential oils at this
time, since many essential oils are
more expensive, although we plan to carry them in the future.
Our scented soy candles give off the best fragrance "throw" when
allowed to cure for 3-4
after pouring. This is why it may take a
few days for us to ship your order. We want our scented soy candles to perform
their best when they reach you! And we know that you want
light your candles when you get them and not have to wait! (We know how
hard it is to have incredibly scented candles sitting there
to wait a few days to light it!)
Soy Candles Color
You may notice some variations in the color
of soy candles,
especially candles that use 100% soy wax with no other additives. This
is called "frosting".
like small, whitish crystals that form
on the top of the wax or the sides of the jar. It is similar to how
chocolate sometimes forms that white frosted look. We try to minimize
this as much as possible, but it is
very normal for soy wax
many people actually like the way it looks, or look for it as a sign
that it is a soy candle and not made with paraffin wax. 100% soy wax
candles also tend to frost
but this in
the candle burns.
Many candles that claim to be soy are actually made with paraffin added
to eliminate frosting. There are also soy candles made with other
natural oil additives to help eliminate frosting too. We are in the
process of testing with this kind of natural blend wax and may offer
this soy blend
for our container candles along side our 100%
Our highly scented soy
votive candles and soy
tarts/melts are made with a 99%
blend with natural oils added to help it release from the
These do not tend to frost.
We hope that you will see the many benefits
of using our soy
candles! You can feel good knowing you are doing a part to
help our US economy and the environment by going soy so try our homemade
Melissa Hall, Owner