Soy candlesCandles have always been a symbol of welcome and celebration. The first candles were produced by the Egyptians who soaked the core of reeds in molten tallow. Later, the Romans developed the cotton wick candle.
Until recently the main source for candles was paraffin wax and beeswax.
Soy candles or soy wax candles are becoming very popular, mainly in the US. They are available in different forms (free standing, round, square, in containers).
Soy wax was invented in 1991 by Michael Richards, founderof Candleworks. As he entered the candle industry with beeswax products he realized there was a big demand for natural wax candles. Michael started experiments with plant waxes and vegetable oils to find a natural wax that could be cost-competitive with paraffin. Finally he developed a soy wax based on soybean oil and other vegetable oils.
Advantages of soy wax candlesThe popularity of soy candles is attributed to the advantages: