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Why choose Soy Wax?

June 25, 2015

 My most asked questions during the farmers market is:  What kind of wax do I use?  

"Most people know that soy wax is better,

but they just don't know why" 

What is soy wax?  Soy wax 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.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.  A vast amount of the soy is grown in the United States.

The benefits of Soy are:

    • Soy is completely renewable -the only limit is how much the farmers chose to grow.  
    • Its a biodegradable
    • Because it's an all natural  product - it burns at a cooler temperature and more evenly.  
    • Leaves no black soot on your walls-  that black soot is called petro carbons . Oil based waxes such as paraffin contains 11 documented toxins 2 of which cause cancer according to the American lung Association.

So next time when you have the choice, what will you choose?

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