Natural materials such as soybean wax or beeswax, when burned, not only release a purer aroma, but also have no harm to the environment and human health. It can be described as a healthier and more environmentally friendly substitute for paraffin wax; even the burning time It will also last longer than candles made of paraffin wax, and the deodorizing effect is better!" So what is the difference between soy wax and beeswax?
1. Soy wax and beeswax candles come from different sources
Soy wax refers to wax produced from hydrogenated soybean oil. It is the main raw material for making craft candles, essential oils, and scented candles. The advantages of soybean wax candles: low price, the cup wax made does not take off the cup, the column wax cools quickly, easy to demould, does not crack, the pigment is evenly dispersed, and does not bloom . Non-toxic and environmentally friendly. No carcinogens will be produced when burned, and the waste is biodegradable. It saves heat source and is conducive to the safe production of operators.
Beeswax is a substance secreted by four pairs of wax glands under the abdomen of worker bees. Its main components are: acids, free fatty acids, free fatty alcohols and carbohydrates. In addition, there are carotenoids, vitamin A, aromatic substances and so on. In the candle processing industry, various types of candles can be manufactured with beeswax as the main raw material.
2. Soy wax and beeswax candles have different melting points and wax hardness
The melting point and the hardness of the wax are different. For container candles, soy wax is recommended. Beeswax can be added to help harden the candle if it is desired to strengthen the candle (for example, to make a pillar candle).
If you make jar candles and container candles, you can use coconut wax, soy wax and essential oils. Soy wax is recommended to use soft soy wax. These two vegetable waxes have a relatively low melting point, are not easy to take off the cup, are easy to burn flat, and are smokeless. Harmless, melted coconut wax can even be used as a hand cream, which is very moisturizing. If you are making bare wax or wax sheets without containers, you need soybean wax and beeswax, preferably 1:1, so that the candle has a high melting point, a hard and tough texture, and will not be easily deformed, broken or melted. Simply put, soy wax is soybean extract. Beeswax and beeswax are extracted from bee secretions. Beeswax usually refers to crudely extracted beeswax with higher natural components. In addition, vegetable wax also includes coconut wax and carnauba wax; mineral wax is paraffin wax; I don't know the composition of jelly wax. Different candle making processes require different materials.
3. Soy wax and beeswax candles have different degrees of environmental protection
100% pure natural beeswax candles not only emit soft and beautiful light when burned, but also purify the air. Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any trash in the air carry a positive charge, which is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from the burning beeswax neutralize the positive charge of the air pollutants, and the neutralized ions are drawn back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters utilize effective negative ion technology. Beeswax candles come in their natural state. Beeswax treatment is physical cleaning and filtration. Both soy wax and carnauba wax are hydrogenated. Beeswax is the only natural substance that releases negative ions when burned.
All natural soy candles burn well with no black smoke and no residue. This results in better overall air quality in your home.
4. Soy wax and beeswax candles burn time
Burn time can be one of the notable differences between beeswax and soy wax. In general, beeswax burns longer than soy wax considering the same size candle. This is because beeswax has a higher melting temperature, but is only suitable for pouring candles and not rolling beeswax. If you compare about 100 grams of wax, poured beeswax takes about 29 hours to burn and soy takes 18 hours. Paraffin only burns for 15 hours, while rolled-on beeswax burns for 14 hours.
Both soybean wax and beeswax are good natural materials. Although there are some differences in melting point and burning time between the two, the price is not much different. Beeswax is slightly more expensive than soybean wax candles, so consumers can choose according to their own needs. Choose the one that suits you according to your needs.