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FAQ

Why rosbas Soy Wax Candles?

Because our candles are 100% natural soy wax candles, made from soybeans, a natural renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers in The USA. Cleaner burning; a candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Non-toxic; does not contain dyes, paraffin, lead or zinc. Design for an edge to edge wax burning. Longer burning time than paraffin candles. Better quality scent; fragrance oils. Eco-friendly.

What are soy candles made of?

Soy candles are made from natural soy wax, which is a processed form of soybean oil.

Is vegetable wax the same as soy wax?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybeans.

How is soy wax produced?

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.

Are soy candles natural?

The best soy candles are made from 100% natural soy wax without any synthetic or petroleum derived additives. Paraffin contains toxins such as toluene and benzene, which are known carcinogens.

Is soy wax good for candles?

Soy wax is a 100% natural wax made from hydrogenated soybean oil that is available in several forms, including soy wax flakes. It is ideal for use in making container candles, including jarred candles, tins, votives and tea-lights.

Are candles bad for your lungs?

When burned, paraffin wax can release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air including acetone, benzene and toluene, which are known carcinogens. These are the same chemicals found in diesel fuel emissions. A 2009 study out of South Carolina State University warns about chemicals emitted into the air upon burning paraffin candles. The researchers found that burning paraffin candles produced "undesired chemicals", like alkans, alkenes, and toluene, which can have harmful effects on humans. Said that “… a possible increase in production and demand for soy candles could attribute to a decline of health risks caused by paraffin candles…”

Why do soy wax candles burn longer?

The soy wax candles generally need a cooler burning wick, so soy wax candles burn longer because the wick is not burning as hot and therefore the wax is not burning off as fast as regular paraffin candles.

5 tips to make candles last longer:

Don't burn a new candle for only a few minutes. Keep wicks trimmed. Avoid putting burning candles in the path of vents, fans or drafts. Keep the wax pool clear of any debris. Let a candle completely cool before lighting again.

How do you burn a new candle?

If a candle is not burned for long enough to allow the wax to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the container, it will create a “memory ring.”

What happens if you leave candle burning?

Never leave a candle burning unattended. Never burn a candle on or near flammable objects. Keep away from children.

When should you stop using a candle?

As with most things, knowing when to stop burning your candle is important. This keeps you, and your furniture, safe. When there is approximately 1/4” of wax left in the bottom of your candle it's time to stop burning. It's okay for there to be some wax left over, candles are created with this little buffer of wax. Do not burn candles for more than 3-4 hours at a time.