Soy wax candles are made from soy wax. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil. After soybeans are harvested they are cleaned, dehulled, cracked, and rolled into flecks. Oil is then extracted from these flecks and hydrogenated. In the process, unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated, thereby dramatically altering the oil's melting point. It then solidifies at room temperature
Soy wax is derived from a vegetables, (soy beans), while it's counter partner, paraffin wax is derived from petroleum (a refined a gasoline product).
Soy wax is a natural, renewable resource.
Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and water.
Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.
Soy wax burns with zero petro soot, creating petro soot free candles. Paraffin candles burn with petro-soot.
NEVER LEAVE A CANDLE BURNING UNATTENDED.
Place candles in a draft-free area. A candle flame that is in a draft will not burn all the fuel (wax) properly. This can cause your candle to burn unevenly, and possibley make it tunnel.
Keep burning candles away from children and pets. Children are curious and a candle flame can be mesmerizing you do not want them to get burned. Both childern and pets can accidentally knock a candle over or off a table, creating a mess or possibly starting a fire.
Wicks should be trimmed to about 1/4". Never leave wick trimmings, matches, or any other material in the wax pool as these can create a fire hazard. Pieces of wick that have been cut off or other items that fall into the candle wax can re-ignite causing the candle flame to become much larger than is safe for a particular candle, even if it is in a container. In a glass container, the extra heat created from a flame that is too large could cause the glass to crack or shatter, allowing the liquid wax to go everywhere.