Tis A Soy Candle
Soy candles are candles made from soy wax, which is a processed form of soybean oil. Soy wax is a 100% natural wax derived from the vegetable soybeans. Soybeans are one of the major agriculture crops grown in the United States, behind only corn.
• Soy wax is made from environmentally friendly, renewable resources; whereas classic paraffin wax is made from petroleum and is non-renewable.
• Not only are there “green” advantages to choosing soy wax over a different type of candle wax, but soy wax also burns slower than paraffin wax, meaning you get a candle that lasts longer.
• While all candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot.
• Another reason to choose soy wax when it comes to candles is the fact that soy wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers. The result is a well-balanced true to scent candle.
Scented Soy Candles are a great mini investment for relaxing and setting moods. A quality candle should be fragrant for it's entire burn time. Your candle should not smoke nor should the wax tunnel. That is just unused fragrance and wax that is being wasted, besides being very unattractive. The following tips are to help you avoid those common problems and get the best results from your jar and tumbler candles.
• The first time you light your candle you should not see smoke and soot. If this occurs, extinguish the flame and trim the wick slightly. Never trim wick below 1/4 inch. **Do trim your wick as needed during the life of your candle.
• To avoid tunneling, allow the candle to burn until the wax melts and pools evenly along the entire surface, edge to edge. The entire top should be liquid. This is very important on the first burn. **Rule of thumb is about an hour per inch of surface wax. Example, 3" diameter candle will need about 3 hours for entire surface to be liquid.
• After your initial use, it is recommended you do not burn your candle more than 4 hours per day. This will increase carbon deposits. The wick may mushroom creating soot and smoke leaving debris in your wax.