The soy candles are prepared from soy wax. This special type wax, unlike paraffin or beeswax, contains hydrogenated soybean oil. Soy wax was developed in 1992 by an American candle-maker named Michael Richard and in 1995, for the first time it was introduced in the market by the Body Shop chain of stores. Stylish looks and cheap price of these candles have made them hugely popular in today’s market.
The soy candles are 100% natural and 100% recyclable and due to this attribute of soy candles, they are highly appreciated by the environmentalists, worldwide. Soy wax candles produce almost 90% less soot than paraffin candles. This is one of the main reasons that soy candles are really beneficial for your family, especially for the small children in your house. This is a biologically proved factor that igniting paraffin candles is not good for the respiratory system of the family members. Making Soy Candles:
It is quite easy to make soy candles at your home. If you can adopt it properly, then the art of making soy candle is really enjoyable. All you have to learn in this art is proportionate fusion of fragrance, color and wax. The soy wax, which is the main ingredient of this candle, is very convenient to work with. The other ingredients are also non-toxic and you can give any type of any type of shape to these candles of your choice.
There are several reasons behind increasing popularity of the art of making soy candles. Soy, the main element is easily available on American soil and it is at the same time non-toxic and non-carcinogenic in nature. This wax is completely natural can be recycled for further use. Candles made of soy wax evenly burns with a steady flame and if any member of your home is suffering from breathing troubles, these candles will not cause any further ailment for them. Burning of a paraffin or gel candle for a long duration increases the room temperature but even though a soy candle burns for a longer duration, it does not increase room temperature to that extent.