Vegetable apricot wax is an exciting new innovation of clean burning wax. Extracted from the apricot kernel, this precious oil, when refined, creates the cleanest palate to blend intricate fragrance. The extraction process, although very sophisticated, is quite simple. The oil retrieved from cold pressing the apricot kernel is transformed into a solid wax form through complicated cycles of hydrogenation. The result is a candle product that burns up to 80% cleaner than a 100% soy wax candle - with significant reductions in smoke and soot. Even better, candles made from our apricot wax have greater fragrance load and enhanced permeation. Above all, our new wax continues to promote our Be Green initiative which dedicates our manufacturing to eco-forward philosophies and practices. We invite you to Be Green with your own initiatives and make a difference.
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. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.
The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soy beans.