Candles have long been made exclusively with paraffin wax or beeswax. Recently, a new type of candle has begun emerging into the market: soy. Soy candles are made out of 100% natural soy wax without any additives, resulting in candles with a pleasing aroma without any type of fragrance added. Expert soy candle makers employ multiple mixing techniques to make the scent stronger or fainter according to the customer’s needs.
Soy candles can be made with or without wicks; the latter have to be melted with electric candle warmers. Wickless soy candles are a great choice for dorm rooms, apartments, offices, and anywhere where open flames aren’t allowed. Many offices have bans in place on open flames to prevent fires, making electric wax warmers a perfect solution.
Most people who experiment with soy candles fall in love with their texture. In addition to having a pleasing scent, they’re naturally hard, smooth, and glossy. Paraffin and beeswax candles have to use additives to achieve both of these properties. Soy wax also melts faster (which reduces your overall production time- time is money, after all)!
To make matters even better, soy wax tends to be cheaper than the alternatives. If you want to make candles on a tight budget, this would be the way to go. You’ll save money on both the wax and the additives and grangrances you won’t have to buy. If you’re making the candles to sell, you’ll make an even higher profit. If you aren’t sure you want to fully commit to something new, you can purchase a soy wax candle making kit online for $20-$30. It comes with all the supplies you need (usually including the jars and lids).
Many people enjoy the scent of a burning candle, but find the smoke from them can be irritating. This is especially true of individuals who are on oxygen or have bronchitis or allergies. Since soy wax is all natural, there is no smoke or irritants in the air from it. This makes soy wax candles a great alternative for many who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy using candles.
Soy wax may not be carried in all craft stores, but you can purchase it online in any amount you want, from three pounds to fifty.