Our discovery of the use of soy wax (as an alternative to paraffin and bees wax) happened many years ago while researching the possibility of offering candles as a fundraiser to schools, sports teams, cheer groups, etc. At the time, we owned a small fundraising company and were in need of a new product to offer our current customers.
We were aware that candles were being used as a fundraiser for many groups, but had not explored this as a viable product. As we researched further, we decided to start offering candles as a
fundraiser. However, instead of purchasing pre-made candles, we opted to attempt to produce them ourselves, thus giving us greater control over the production, quality, and customization.
As we started our research, we stumbled upon a relatively new wax product at the time- natural soy wax. Soy is used in literally thousands of different products, but the concept of using soy as a fuel for candles is a relatively new invention, credited to Michael Richards, founder of Candleworks, in the early 1990’s. His testing of soy wax has lead to hundreds of companies now utilizing this clean and efficient wax to replace paraffin wax and bees wax.
Many advantages exist with soy wax. First, the soy wax burns at a cooler temperature, and is known to burn longer than paraffin wax. Second, fewer bi-products are released when burning soy wax candles. Many customers comment on the clean burn of our soy candles. If you love candles, and have burned paraffin candles, you may notice a black soot and smoke that is released from paraffin candles. There is a noticeable difference when comparing the burning of a paraffin candle to that of a cleaner-burning soy candle. Third, soy wax is biodegradable and is easily cleaned with soap and water. Paraffin, on the other hand, is a petroleum bi-product (here’s more information about paraffin.) Here’s additional information regarding soy candles.
If you would like additional information about using our soy candles as a risk-free fundraiser for your group, please visit our soy candle fundraising page.