Soy Candles

Scented Soy Candles Collection

Thank you for considering our collection of  soy candles! Our highly scented soy candles are made using 100% soy wax for our soy jar candles,and soy tealights.

Our soy wax melts and soy votive candles 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 candles.

Why Buy Our Soy Candles

Scented Soy Mason CandlesUsing our scented soy candles is a great way to help our environment and our farmers! Unlike paraffin wax, soy wax comes from right here in the USA from our own soybean farmers.

So in addition to using a completely natural soy wax that is safe for you, is a renewable, 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 hours! Compare that to a normal paraffin tealight that only burns for 4 hours at most (believe me, I've tested!). This is because soy wax has a much 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! No more hard, dried paraffin wax that may take scissors to cut it out of the carpet!

Scented Soy Tealight CandlesYou may be concerned about soy candles being higher priced than paraffin candles,,, well, just consider how much longer they burn, for 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, the soy candle wax will melt across as far as it did the first time. This is 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 before putting it out. This ensures that your soy candle does not "tunnel" as it burns, leaving wax along the sides of the container.  A good rule 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.

Speaking of melt pools...
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 scented soy 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.  

Keeping your wick trimmed to about 1/4in.  will also keep your soy 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 Candles

Soy Candles Scent

Our highly 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 much 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 days 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 to be able to 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 and have 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". It looks like small, whitish crystals that form on the top of the wax or the sides of the jar. It is similar to Scented Soy Candle Frosting Examplehow chocolate sometimes forms that white frosted look. We try to minimize this as much as possible, but it is very normal for soy wax to do, and 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 over time, but this in no way affects how 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% soy candles.

Our highly scented soy votive candles and soy tarts/melts are made with a 99% soy wax blend with natural oils added to help it release from the mold.  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 soy candles today!

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Homemade Candle Creations
Melissa Hall, Owner