What is soy wax?

Soy wax candles are made from soy wax. It’s a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil.

What is soy wax?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature.

You should be thinking “What is gw416 soy wax?”

GW416 is a pure soy wax that contains no additives and is FDA-approved and Kosher-certified. It blends well with beeswax, paraffin, slack wax, and microcrystalline waxes. This wax is excellent for making soy wax tarts, votives, and pillar candles.

This begs the query “What are the different types of soy wax?”

Paraffin wax—a very inexpensive wax—is most widely used across candle brands, says Fitchl, because it can hold a high amount of fragrance and color. Soy wax is a mid-range wax with a slow burn, making it a great value. Blends, beeswax, and coconut wax too are a couple extra things to think about.

You might be thinking “What is the difference between soy and paraffin wax?”

Discovered in 1991 as an alternative to paraffin wax. Natural, renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable. Hydrogenated form of soybean oilAvailable in flake form and has an off-white appearance. Has a lower melting point than paraffin. Commercial soy wax blends tend to be softer than paraffin and will melt in warm weather, and more items.

How to make soy wax from soybeans?

In the United States, 83.4 million acres of soybeans are grown per year. Once harvested, the soybeans are processed which includes cleaning, cracking, dehulling, and rolling into flakes. Raw soybean oil is refined, oil extracted, and refined oil is hydrogenated as well are a couple extra items to think about.

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Is soy wax 444 bad for candles?

While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle. The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same.

What are the weak points of 415 soy wax?

The weak points are inconsistency in batch quality and packaging. 415 Soy Wax is a pure natural soy container wax with no additives whatsoever. It is great and simple for blending with natural or other waxes like paraffin and it is scentless. It has a 121-125 slightly higher melting point and can really melt well to retain more fragrance load.