The Outer Banks Candle Company

Soy Wax Information Page

All Natural Soy Wax
renewable . sustainable . american-grown

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. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed. The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world’s soy beans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.
What are the benefits of soy wax?
The greatest advantage of soy wax stands in the fact that it is 100% renewable and sustainable, grown right here on American soil. The soy candle you buy today from The Outer Banks Candle Company was likely made from soy beans that were harvested from a mid-western field less than a year ago! When you buy soy wax, you are supporting our country’s agriculture.

In addition to it’s sustainability, soy wax also provides a clean, slow burn. It is able to hold a lot of fragrance oil and due to it’s low melt point, once lit, our soy candles will quickly fill a room with their delectable fragrance!