GREENHOUSE SOY COMPANY

Soy
Candles

Why Soy Candles?

  • Soy wax is natural, biodegradable, eco-friendly and made from renewable resources. 
  • Soy wax is non-toxic and does not produce the dangerous toxic soot that paraffin candles
    release.
  • You are supporting American farmers - unlike paraffin, which promotes dependence on foreign
    oil products. (see more on this below)
  • It's water soluble and cleans up easily with water. 
  • Soy wax burns at lower temperatures, which means your candles last longer than a paraffin
    candle.


Did You Know?

Paraffin is actual a petroleum by-product, a leftover residue of refined petroleum. Burning paraffin candles emits black soot and other harmful substances, including carcinogens. 


Our soy candles DO NOT contain paraffin. Other companies may advertise their candles as soy but actually use a soy/paraffin blend.


What exactly 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.