Highly Scented Soy Candles
8 oz Tureen Candles
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. The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soy beans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.
Soy Candles are Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, and Water Soluble. Because soy wax is just hydrogenated soybean oil, it is, naturally, biodegradable, non-toxic, and perfectly harmless to the environment, not to mention children and pets. Also, because it is water soluble, spills and stains can be cleaned up with soap and water.
One of the most famous benefits of soy candles is how clean they burn. Soy wax doesn't not produce the black soot like paraffin does. While some might say "no soot", it's actually "little soot". Everything that burns puts off smoke, and soy candles are no exception. However, the amount of smoke released from soy wax is so minimum, there are very few that notice it.
Wonderful Scent Throw
When it's said that a candle scent "throws well", this means it fills the room with a strong, lasting scent. Soy wax candles not only have a great scent throw, but also have a cleaner smell. It's been noted by many that paraffin wax will give them headaches. Of course it's not the scent itself, but the additional chemicals the paraffin is putting off. Because soy burns so clean, you'll get a cleaner scent as well.
The Burning Pool
What is the burning pool?
The burning pool is when you burn your candle and the wax melts and is totally liquefied all the way across the diameter of the candle. This is very important to achieve during the first burn!
Soy has a memory and the first burn will begin to activate that memory. While burning Sofi-Scents candles, burn your candle for at least 1-hour and no longer than 2-hours. Burning for an hour will develop a burning "pool" and prevent tunneling (which is when there is wax left around the sides of the jar) from not burning long enough. Always use a heat resistant base to prevent objects from getting too hot. Before relighting your candle, trim your wick, this will prevent the soot (black residue), never burn your candle under a ceiling fan or drafty area. NEVER LEAVE YOUR BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED!