What is soy wax?
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made
from the oil of soybeans. The process starts with domestically grown, U.S. soybeans from which the oil is separated. The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soybeans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. This oil is then purified and goes through a process called hydrogenation which changes it from liquid oil to a solid shortening at room temperature. The wax undergoes a purification process to thoroughly remove any pesticides, herbicides, or Genetically Modified Materials (GMM).
Soy candles are better for you and for the environment. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot. Soy candles burn
slower and cooler than paraffin wax, giving them a longer lifespan than paraffin candles. Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax is naturally biodegradable, making it easier to remove from the candle container after burning.
How long do your candles burn?
Soy candles are slow burning candles. The burn time for our 3 oz Mini Candles is 24-28 hours. The burn time for our 7.5 oz cotton wick candles is 35+ hours. Our 11 oz wood wick candles burn for 75+ hours.
When should I trim the wick on my candle?
Make sure you trim your wick before every burn, this will ensure you the longevity and clean burning of your candle, a long wick will burn much too hot. Also only burn your candle 3-4 hours at a time. This is most important on your first burn to make sure your burn your candle so the wax melt burns all the way to the edges of the container. This
will prevent the wax from creating a tunneling effect and shorten the life of your candle.
Why is my candle not burning evenly, did I do something wrong?
Soy Wax has a memory, so when you light your candle make sure to let it burn until the wax melt reaches the edges of the container. This will establish the memory of the wax and allow it to burn evenly throughout your entire candle.
What are phthalates and why do you not use them?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in a variety of products. The most common kind found in fragrance are diethyl phthalates. These inexpensive chemicals can give the fragrance more throw and pop by helping
dissolve the raw materials in the fragrance. Over the last decade or so, more and more research has been done on the effects of phthalates on human health.
In addition to their status as endocrine disruptors, phthalates are linked to increased risk of breast cancer, fertility issues, and other health problems. Modern
Zen Candles only use phthalate-free fragrances in all our products to ensure the safety of you and your family’s health. Our scented products still give you a great hot and cold scent “throw” while being safer for your health.