How is soy wax made?

Behind the Scenes Candle Making soy wax

Ever wonder how soybeans become soy wax?

soybeans Photo credit: marketplace.org

 

Soy wax is made from harvested soybeans that are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and then rolled into flakes. The oil is extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. 

The process of hydrogenation dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperature. 

Soy wax flakes

The soy wax that we use is all-natural and comes to us in flake form (shown here). Other brands of wax may be in pellet or brick forms. 



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