The Benefits of Soy Candle Making
Since 1992, when Michael Richards discovered a way to create wax from soybeans, soy wax has become a popular natural wax to use for soy candle making as an alternative wax to both paraffin wax and beeswax. If the paraffin wax is not a food grade paraffin wax then it may contain poisonous impurities or synthetic resins and the cost of beeswax can be prohibitive even though it offers a beautiful fragrance and is natural.
An Environmental Candle Choice
Soy candles are a favorite choice for consumers because soy candles have a longer burning time and they produce less soot than paraffin candles. Soy candles are also an environmentally friendly candle choice because soybeans are renewable and the soy candle smoke does not create toxic fumes
Easy Clean Up With Soy Wax
For the candle maker, it is easier with soy candle making because the soy wax actually cleans up with soap and water and you can safely wash your equipment without much of a mess. Paraffin wax and beeswax both can be hard to clean up when they have dripped onto a surface or fabric, which means that soy candle making is not as messy as candle making with either paraffin wax or beeswax. You can use soy wax in the same ways that you can use either paraffin wax or beeswax because soy wax is a versatile candle wax.
Coloring And Fragrance
You can find soy wax for candle making in either flake or block form. There are also fragrance oils and essential oils that can be used with soy wax. The dyes and coloring that can be used with soy wax may be in liquid, chip or block form and you will find that you need a wick with a larger diameter than what is needed with other types of wax for candle making. You can find essential oils and fragrance oils that are compatible for use with soy wax and that can be used for scenting your soy candles.
Soy candle making is a fun and easy craft that will bring out the artist in you as you make either functional or decorative candles. You can create soy candles for aromatherapy and for ambience in your décor at home or for special occasions. Soy candle making will provide you with natural and quality candles that are suitable for use in the home or as gifts for your family and friends.