Choosing a Soy Wax

Soy waxes have continued to increase in popularity over the past few years among candle-makers.  Some benefits of using soy wax over paraffin wax include the following:

  • Soy wax is a completely natural and renewable resource
  • Non-toxic
  • Burns clean
  • Produces measurably less soot than other waxes.  When burned correctly it is virtually soot-free
  • The flake form in which soy waxes come are easier to measure and work with than traditional paraffin slabs
  • Helps support the American farmer
  • Candle spills clean up easier.  Simply use soap and hot water to get the wax out of carpets or upholstery
  • Longer burn time than with paraffin waxes

We carry several lines of soy waxes.  They are Nature's Gifts EcoSoya waxesNaturewax C-3and Golden Brands Golden Wax Products.  We carry several types of these soy waxes so you will have a variety to choose from depending on which one best fits your needs.  Below we will discuss specific characteristics of each of these soy waxes.

Ecosoya Q210 Soy Wax is designed for container candles and tarts. This wax has been specially formulated to have a high resistance to frosting and bring you some of the most vibrant colors you've ever seen with soy! This wax has also been Dermatology tested and is great for making massage candles.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Soy Wax
Melt Point: 109° F - 115° F
Max Fragrance: 18%
Suggested Pour Temp: 145° F-175° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque
For Use In: Containers and Tarts
Suggested Wick Series:  ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >450° F

 

Ecosoya Q220 Soy Wax is designed to make container candles, tarts, and pillars. This wax has been specially formulated to have a high resistance to frosting and bring you some of the most vibrant colors you've ever seen with soy! This is one of the only multi-purpose waxes on the market which makes it perfect for creating all different types of soy wax products.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Soy Wax
Melt Point: 109° F - 117° F
Max Fragrance: 18%
Suggested Pour Temp: 145° F-175° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque
For Use In: Containers, Tarts, & Pillars
Suggested Wick Series:  ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >450° F

 

Ecosoya Q230 Soy Wax is designed to make container candles, tarts, votives, and pillars. This wax has been specially formulated to have a high resistance to frosting and bring you some of the most vibrant colors you've ever seen with soy! This is a multi-use wax that is great for creating many different soy wax products.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Soy Wax
Melt Point: 109° F - 120° F
Max Fragrance: 18%
Suggested Pour Temp: 145° F-175° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque
For Use In: Containers, Tarts, Votives, & Pillars
Suggested Wick Series:  ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >450° F

 

Naturewax C-3 premium wax is a soy wax for container candles and tealights and is formulated to deliver top quality and excellent performance. Superior fragrance-holding qualities produce candles with a pleasing cold throw scent that attracts consumers and stimulates impulse purchases at the point of sale.  Plus, they throw their aroma further when burning, which fosters increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. The C-3 single pour container wax also offers excellent adhesion to containers.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Soy Wax
Melt Point: 125° F - 130° F
Max Fragrance: 7%
Suggested Pour Temp: 125° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque
For Use In: Containers or Tealights
Suggested Wick Series:  ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >600° F


Golden Brands "Golden Wax" Soy Waxes 
are a little newer than NatureWax products, however, they have quickly become a favorite among candle-makers.  They offer more products to choose from than the NatureWax line, which allows you to choose which wax works best for your specific needs.  These waxes are used in candles, lotions, lip balms, and many other non-edible uses.  We currently carry four Golden Wax Soy products, two which are pure soy container waxes and two which are enhanced soy container waxes.

Golden Wax has two pure soy container waxes that contain no additives and are both FDA approved and Kosher-certified.  They blend well with beeswax, paraffin, slack wax, and microcrystalline waxes.  These are GW402 and GW415.

GW402 has a lower melt point which helps with the burn and gives better glass adhesion producing less wet spots.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Pure Soy Container Wax
Melt Point: 115° F - 120° F
Max Fragrance: 6 - 8%
Suggested Pour Temp: 90 - 100° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque (please note that this wax can set up very rough on top so you may need to re-heat it for a smooth finish)
For Use In: Containers or Tealights
Suggested Wick Series: ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >600°F

 

GW415 has a higher melt point which enables it to retain a higher fragrance oil load to give you a stronger scent throw.

Details:

Type of Wax: Natural Pure Soy Container Wax
Melt Point: 120° F - 125° F
Max Fragrance: 8 - 10%
Suggested Pour Temp: 90° F - 100°F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque (please note that this wax can set up very rough on top so you may need to re-heat it for a smooth finish)
For Use In: Containers and Tealights
Suggested Wick Series: ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point:  >600° F

 

Golden Wax has two enhanced soy container waxes that contain a soy-based additive and are both FDA-approved and Kosher-certified.  The additive enables the soy to be poured at hotter temperatures reducing frosting and increasing the fragrance oil load.  They blend well with paraffin, slack wax, and microcrystalline waxes.  These are GW464 and GW444.

GW464 has a lower melt point which helps with the burn and gives better glass adhesion producing less wet spots.

Details:

Type of Wax: Enhanced Soy Container Wax
Melt Point: 115° F - 120° F
Max Fragrance: 7 - 9%
Suggested Pour Temp: 125 - 145° F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque (please note that this wax can set up very rough on top so you may need to re-heat it for a smooth finish)
For Use In: Containers or Tealights
Suggested Wick Series: ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >600° F

 

GW444 has a higher melt point which enables it to retain a higher fragrance oil load to give you a stronger scent throw.

Details:

Type of Wax: Enhanced Soy Container Wax
Melt Point: 120° F - 125° F
Max Fragrance: 9 - 11%
Suggested Pour Temp: 125° F - 145°F
Appearance: Smooth and opaque (please note that this wax can set up very rough on top so you may need to re-heat it for a smooth finish)
For Use In: Containers and Tealights
Suggested Wick Series: ECO Wicks or CD Wicks
Flash Point: >600° F