What are soy candles?
Soy candles are made from soy wax, the hydrogenated form of soybean oil which is extracted from the seeds of the soybean. Soy candles are vegetable based as opposed to other common candle waxes such as beeswax, a natural by-product produced by bees, or paraffin wax, which is petroleum based. To make soy wax the soybeans are harvested, cleaned, dried, and then their husks are removed by threshing*. The husks are an important constituent of animal feeds as they are extremely rich in digestible fibre. What is left of the soybean is then rolled out into flakes and screw-pressed to help extract the oil. Here at Kiwi Candlecraft & Skincare our soy wax is sourced through a New Zealand supplier who buys directly from an eco-friendly, renewable soybean producer in the US who is Kosher certified.