Elli' Scents Candles & Melts are made with 100% soy wax!
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.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Soy's greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable.
In addition to sustainability, a soy candle will burn cleanly and slowly. Soy candles are eco-friendly, renewable, American grown, sustainable, carbon neutral; the list goes on and on.