The soybean is one of the most versatile products used today. It has been a high protein source for millions of people for thousands of years. However, being a food source is only the beginning of the uses of this abundant resource.
Candles made from soy wax do not emit the soot and fumes that are attributed to run-of-the-mill paraffin candles. You've probably seen it a hundred times. You buy a paraffin candle that smells nice, it's colorful, the presentation is perfect then you light it. Within minutes, you can see the black residue rising from the lit wick, staining the jar or container from which these candles burn and that's just from the first time you light it. Continued use of these paraffin candles will not only further blacken the jar or container it sits in it can blacken your walls, ceilings, vents, AC units, heaters, curtains or blinds, and even carpets and it's not just dirt that stains your home. Now, imagine that same soot being inhaled into your lungs.
Many people get absolutely horrible headaches when around other types of waxes. That is before they tried a soy candle, and found out it wasn't the candle giving them problems but rather it was the paraffin in the candle!
Paraffin is a petroleum product a byproduct of oil refining.
Soy candles help our environment.
Soybeans are a renewable and biodegradable resource. Candle wax is just one example of hundreds of uses of this versatile legume. Even today, new uses of soy are being researched because of the abundance and growing potential of this bean.
Soy candles help the U.S. economy & farmers.
The production and burning of soy wax candles can greatly benefit the American agricultural economy. If soy wax replaced common paraffin wax, an estimated 60 million pounds of soy beans would be required for annual candle production.