All About Soy
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 oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.
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. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.
(Information provided by CandleScience.com)
CHARACTERISTICS OF SOY
♥Soy will "sweat" if left in direct sunlight. This is due to its low melting point. Simply remove it from the sun and it will return to its normal state!
♥Soy wax tends to have a 'rustic' look after the melt pool has cooled. This is due to the natural makeup of the wax and in no way affects the way your candle will burn.
♥Soy will "bloom" or frost. If your candle or melt looks like it has crystallized or the color is fading, don't fret! This is normal with pure soy products. It will not affect the fragrance of your candle or melt!