GREENHOUSE SOY COMPANY
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.