Soy For Candle Making

## Soy Wax for Candle Making

Making your own candles is a fun and creative way to bring light, fragrance, and a warm ambiance to any area of the home. Candles can be used as décor, to set a mood, or be a luxurious treat just for you. DIY candles make wonderful gifts and are a great creative outlet.

One of the best waxes to use for candle making is soy wax. Soy wax is a vegan, natural, renewable resource made from soy beans that has become an incredibly popular option for candle making.

### Benefits of Soy Wax



There are several reasons why soy wax is so great for DIY candles.

* **Clean Burn.** Soy wax burns cleanly and doesn’t produce soot like paraffin wax does. This makes soy wax candles much better for your health and the environment.
* **Strong Scent Throw.** Soy candles have a reputation of having an excellent scent throw so that you can enjoy the nice aromas in your room.
* **Biodegradable.** Soy wax is biodegradable, unlike paraffin wax, so spills and messes are easier to clean up.
* **Longer Burning Time.** Soy wax candles can often burn up to 50% longer than paraffin candles.

### Choosing a Soy Wax

When deciding on what type of soy wax to use for your candles, there are several different qualities to consider.

* **Stability.** Soy wax candles can be formulated to be better at holding more fragrance oils, having a lower melt point, or having a longer shelf life.
* **Sustainability.** If you’d like to support sustainable agriculture, there are brands that support farmers and source their soybeans from sustainable crops.
* **Fragrance Load.** This refers to the amount of scent that you can put into the wax. There are brands that have a higher or lower fragrance load so consider what scent throw you’d like and go from there.
* **Recommended for Beginners.** If you’re starting out, there are those soywaxes that are easier to work with for the beginner so you can avoid frustration in your creation process.

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### Resources

Making your own soy wax candles is a wonderful way to put your creative flair into something special. It’s a gift one can give to oneself or to others that can be a unique treat. Here are some resources on how to create your own:

* [How to Make Soy Candles from Linen & Lace Marketing](https://linenandlacemarketing.com/how-to-make-soy-candles/)
* [How to Make Soy Wax Candles from WikiHow](https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Soy-Wax-Candles)
* [DIY Soy Candle Making Kit from Mels Candles](https://melscandles.com.au/collections/candle-making-kits)



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