Benefits of Soy Wax

Soybeans. They are a natural, renewable source for all kinds of things. The soy wax we use at Porch Light Candle Company is 100% soy. No other waxes are blended with it, and it is sourced right here in the Midwest. From the very beginning I wanted to use soy wax to make quality candles and wax melts. Let me share a few facts for why.

  • It is biodegradeable and cleans up with plain ol’ soap and water.
  • Soy has a lower melting point than paraffin. Our candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin. What a bargain! Our 9 oz. tumbler candle will burn between 30-35 hours!
  • Soy will burn with zero petro soot. Paraffin is a petroleum product. Therefore, when burned it emits those chemicals into your home. You know that black soot that clings to your walls? Paraffin. You will never see that with a soy candle.
  • 100% soy wax is a vegan product.

Our candles are paired with cotton and paper wicks. A lot of wicks are zinc-cored and those often burn smoky.

The fragrances we use are also sourced in the Midwest from a small family-owned company and are toxic-free. The smell they infuse in the air generally won’t bother children or pets. And they are the most true fragrances we’ve ever found.

We have some spring fragrances uploaded to the website. Check them out! We’ll be at the Newbo City Market in Cedar Rapids on February 26th. Stop by and smell a few! We’ve also restocked at Meant To Be in DeWitt, Clarinda Regional Medical Center in Clarinda, Iowa, and will soon be restocking at Archives in Elkader.

Winter is quickly passing and Spring will be here before you know it! There are lots of exciting things happening in our workshop in the coming year. Stay tuned…. and THANK YOU for all of your support and sales!!!


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