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. Because of this, the
The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world’s soy beans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.
What does this mean? Simply Bare Scents supports the American farmer!
The candlemakers (Amy and I) melt the wax in our 50 pound commercial wax melter, then blend it back in with soybean oil and add the skin safe fragrances. Finally, we pour it into prepared candle jars and give some time for the recipe to marry before trimming the wicks, labeling and packaging.