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Benefits of Soy Wax Candles

What is soy wax?

Soy wax candles are made from soy wax. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil. After soybeans are harvested they are cleaned, dehulled, cracked, and rolled into flecks. Oil is then extracted from these flecks and hydrogenated. In the process, unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated, thereby dramatically altering the oil's melting point. It then solidifies at room temperature.


 History of Soy Wax

Interestingly, soy wax was invented by a group of college students in 1996 at Purdue University. The students had to develope a birthday candle using a renewable resource. They chose to use soybean oil. The students figured out how to solidify soy bean oil and won first place in a competition, sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Development Council and Purdue's Department of Agronomy.

Talking about this article from Purdue brings back fond memories. I remember finding this article online in 1998!! After learning about how harmful paraffin wax was from the E.P.A, I began to research alternative waxes for candlemaking.

At this time, Pure Integrity Candles did not exist yet. Actually, there was not a "soy candle" company online at that time. After reading this article, little did we know one day we would have a candle enterprise! Did you know, we were one of the first soy companies online, after this report was released?? Pretty neat huh. :)

The Purdue Invention of soy wax not only marked the beginning of Pure Integrity Soy Candles  but, marked the beginning of the soy candle industry as a whole!

Many of the first soy candle companies are not around anymore, some still are. We are glad we are! We are thankful for the raving reviews are soy candles continue to get 9 years later as well as the fact that we are rated one of the best soy candles online at!!!!


Benefits of soy wax


Their are many benefits to using soy wax, but what really sets our candles apart from other paraffin and other soy candles is our Innovative Fragrance Technology. You may be interested in reading more about why we are rated the best scented candle online 9 years in a row among big and small candle companies!


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What Customers Are Saying

Wow! Burn Evenly and the Scent Flows through out My Home 
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