Why we use soy wax for our candles
When we started this company in 2008, we took the promotional material at face value, believing that soy candles were good and paraffin candles were bad, and we listed the benefits of soy vs paraffin on our website. But more research has been done since then and we have come to the conclusion that paraffin candles are not "bad", perse, nor that soy candles are better. They are simply different, and people will prefer one over the other for their own reasons.
We still prefer soy and will continue to use natural soy wax for our candles. We love that soy wax is derived from vegetables which is a natural, renewable resource and is biodegradable. It also cleans up easily if spilled, with warm soap and water, and burns cleanly in a container candle making the container easily reusable.
While any burning candle, no matter what kind of wax it's made from, will burn soot, we believe that properly made (and properly burned) soy candles produce less.
We also love the smooth, creamy appearance of a candle made from pure soy wax, which I have not seen in any other type of candle.
The biggest thing we have learned is that a candle's quality comes not from the origin of the wax, but from the chandler. Candle making truly is an art and a science, and it's very easy to mess it up. Homemade candle companies will come and go because of this. But a true chandler that loves and appreciates the art and the challenge of the science will persevere until they reach their idea of the perfect candle.
Dream Soy will persevere and we will persevere with soy.
BUT... not all soy waxes are the same. There's more than one soy wax manufacturer out there and they utilize different quality control measures and procedures. We use only the finest, premium quality and industry regulated wax available on the market.
In addition, alot of candle makers use custom blends of soy blended with palm, beeswax or parrafin waxes and still call them 100% soy. Many also add additives to their soy wax or wax blends to help them look prettier and to throw stronger scent. At Dream Soy, our premium wax contributes to a beautiful candle, but we also love the natural inclinations and variations that our natural, wholesome wax creates.
Our Soy Wax:
• Is made in the USA with domestically grown crops.
• Is 100% vegetable, made with pure soybean oil (guaranteed by our manufacturer).
• Is all natural and biodegradable.
• Is manufactured meeting FDA standards.
• Is Kosher Certified.
• Is NOT tested on animals.
• Is FREE of palm, petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
• Does not contain pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material.
• Is considered GRAS under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.