Hand Poured Sustainable Soy Candles
Made Locally in the Alleghanies by Kenneth D. Locher II
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. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature.
HOW IS THE SOY WAX USED
Soy wax is used by candle makers in a number of ways. It can be used straight or blended with other natural oils or even mixed with paraffin to form a parasoy wax.
BENEFITS OF SOY WAX
Soy's greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow. The soy that is used in Locher Candles LLC, was likely in the ground less than a year ago. And chances are that same field is growing more soy for the candles to be made in the future. In addition to sustainability, a well-made soy candle will burn cleanly and slowly, much to the delight of your customers. While the performance and beauty of soy candles speak for themselves, Locher Candles LLC is truly an eco-friendly, renewable, American grown, sustainable, carbon neutral; the list goes on and on.