Sunday, December 25, 2011

Soy Fun Facts

Recently I have been making candles with soy wax and I was wondering more information about this particular eco-friendly wax. According to Crazy Pineapple:

•Soy wax cleans up easily with soap and water.

•Trim the wick down to 1/4" before lighting a soy wax candle to ensure a longer and cleaner burn.

•Do not allow wick trimmings to fall into your wax melt pool.

•Burn soy candles in areas free from drafts. All Soy Candles are Not Created the Same.

•A candle only needs to have 25% soy to be called a soy candle!

•Beware of imitators. Unless a candle says 100% Soy, you may be getting 25% Soy blended with 75% paraffin (petroleum).

•If soy wax candles are sold in a stand-alone form, that is not in any type of container, they may contain paraffin. 100% pure soy wax candles melt like oil, so they must be in a container.

Hope you find this information helpful. If anyone out there is an expert candlemaker, who would like to add to this list, please let us know and I will add it to the list.

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