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.

How to Start Making and Selling Candles

### 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](
* [How to Make Soy Wax Candles from WikiHow](
* [DIY Soy Candle Making Kit from Mels Candles](

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