Soy wax is simply hydrogenated soybean oil and the best application for this wax is in containers. When using soy wax it is important to note that there is definitely performance and appearance differences between paraffin wax and wax and soy wax.
- First and foremost is the appearance of the candle. Soy wax in general produces candles that have a “flat” or pastel shade to the candle. This can play very well to the scents used; in the fall nothing is better than harvest colors and fragrances.
- Soy wax will always require more dye to get to the desired color.
- It is as close to one a pour wax as exists in the market. It will still require some topping off if poured too hot or if the container is too large.
- Another very positive feature of the soy wax is that the pouring temperatures have less impact on the finished candle than paraffin waxes.
- Depending on the scent load you are using, in most instances no special additives will be needed.
By now you have to be asking yourself if it is that good then why not just switch to this wax while I read this article? The main reason is that the scent throw that candle makers achieve with paraffin just cannot be at the same level when using soy wax. As these waxes get better at scent throw or fragrance companies improve the scent throw that can be achieved, the soy market will continue to grow.