At Sugar Creek Candle Company, we take pride that our clean-burning, soy candles are carefully handcrafted and of utmost quality. Our candles contain 100% American grown soybean wax. Soybean wax contains no harmful oils, burning cleaner and longer than paraffin wax. The wicks are 100% natural cotton or fiber and contain no metal. Sugar Creek has over 140 scents; each with a unique fragrance. There is one to please everyone’s taste.
What is Soy Wax?
Soy wax is a new alternative to paraffin wax, made from soybeans, is renewable and cost effective. The soybean is one of the most versatile products used today. It has been a high protein source for millions of people for thousands of years. Soybean wax also seems to be the most promising natural wax available. Natural waxes such as soy waxes are gaining in popularity but natural waxes are not new. Beeswax and tallow were used in colonial times to produce candles. Beeswax is a great natural alternative to paraffin, but unfortunately, to get the same results as a soy-based candle, it is cost prohibitive to use 100% beeswax in candles. Soy is in lots of things like body & skin care products, hair products, crayons, paint removers, and cleaning products. The production and burning of soy wax candles can greatly benefit the American agricultural economy. When soy wax replaces common paraffin wax, an estimated 60 million pounds of soy beans will be required for annual candle production. I predict we’ll see some happy farmers! Soy candles last three times longer than petroleum-based candles, have an incredible scent throw with virtually no black soot.
More Facts about Soy Wax
Soy wax is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. It contains no pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material. Soy wax is an excellent choice for those who wish to burn environmentally friendly candles. In fact it’s so natural the raw wax is actually edible and without colour or fragrance could be used for cooking!!
Soy wax burns cooler than paraffin wax, therefore increasing your candles life by burning for longer – up to 50%! Soy wax has a lower melt point so remember to keep your soy candle out of direct sunlight as this may cause it to ‘sweat’. If this happens, remove your candle from the heat source and allow to cool. It will quickly return to its normal state.
Soy wax holds colour and fragrance better than paraffin wax allowing scent to radiate further when burning. In fact Soy wax gives great hot and cold scent throws.
Soy wax burns cleaner then paraffin wax, virtually soot free!
Soy wax tends to have a ‘rustic’ look after the melt pool has cooled. This is due to the natural makeup of the wax and in no way affects the way your candle will burn.
Soy wax can be cleaned from surfaces with hot soap and water, but remember although it is bio-degradable, it is still wax! Avoid pouring down your drains.
Soy wax candles appeal to the discerning customer who is seeking both quality performance and environmental sustainability in their candles.
A real solution to pollution!