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Why Soy Wax?

I have been making candles for over 14 years now and have played with different waxes.  Soy Wax has completely turned me away from working with any other wax. I have worked with paraffin wax and also gel wax (eeek!). That is before I learned about the ingredients in both. I was so horrified that I went a few years without making any candles at all.

I love beeswax candles but beeswax is expensive and I want to provide affordable options for everyone.

Then one day when admiring the creamy look of some candles I first heard about Soy Wax, and then the love story between Soy and myself began. 

Soy is different. Soy is clean.

Now don’t be fooled – Not all Soy Wax is created equal – some manufacturers just don’t care about the purity but because I do – I found the wax that met my stringent requirements. My Soy wax is created from Soybeans and botanical oils. Nothing else.. no chemicals.. No pesticides or herbicides… no genetically modified material… no petroleum or paraffin additives… and no palm oil. Palm Oil is a tricky thing – I use it in my soaps but I can also guarantee that it comes from a sustainable source for my soapmaking needs. However palm wax – I cannot guarantee that at all so I don’t like palm wax either.

All of my candles are hand poured in small batches to ensure the best quality. I do NOT use lead wicks, all of my wicks are paper core or braided. I use the best quality of essential oils and fragrance oils.

I would love to have all of my scents to remain completely natural but I have to admit to loving a candle such as Hazelnut Cappuccino and unfortunately that means using the synthetic (fragrance) oils. They just haven’t figured out how to distil some scents from natural sources. Hence, some scents are natural (essential oil) and some are synthetic (fragrance oil).
I make both allowing you my customer the choice. Also – some essential oils – do not burn well – they smell great in a bath/body product but add flame and they are terrible. All scent descriptions list whether the candle is scented with essential oils or fragrance oils.

My candles are made with colour as I love the splash of bright it adds to the day sometimes but upon request I can make a candle without dye.

  • Soy is created from a sustainable resource. A resource that provides income to farmers and manufacturers while maintaining our planet’s health and our own.
  • It burns clean without releasing chemicals (like carcinogens) into your home.
  • Soy Wax burns at a lower temperature which means your candle will last up to 50% longer than paraffin candles, (see burn chart) making it an economical choice.
  • Another benefit of soy burning at a lower temperature is that your scent doesn’t burn off – it remains strong and true.
  • I use only paper core and braided wicks - no lead wicks for this gal.
  • All of my candles are made in small batches not mass produced - making a better candle.

4 oz        $5.00        25-30 hours          $0.16
8 oz        $8.00        50-60 hours          $0.13
16 oz      $12.00      110-120 hours      $0.10

Enjoy your candles but please burn responsibly and never leave a candle unattended.