Soy wax and beeswax have many applications in daily life. In a comprehensive comparison, we found that soybean wax and beeswax have their advantages and disadvantages in their respective fields.
Beeswax is a substance secreted by four pairs of wax glands under the abdomen of worker bees. Its main components are: acids, free fatty acids, free fatty alcohols and carbohydrates. In addition, there are carotenoids, vitamin A, aromatic substances and so on. Beeswax has a wide range of uses in industrial and agricultural production. cosmetics manufacturing industry, candle processing industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the food ind; in agriculture and animal husbandry too In beekeeping, nest foundations and wax bowls can be manufactured.
Soy wax refers to wax produced from hydrogenated soybean oil. It is the main raw material for making craft candles, essential oils and scented candles.
Based on the different sources and the difficulty of obtaining materials, it is not difficult to imagine that the cost of beeswax is much higher than that of soybean wax, so people buy soybean wax to make aromatherapy wax in daily life.
If you make jar candles and container candles, you can use coconut wax, soy wax and essential oils. Soy wax is recommended to use soft soy wax. These two vegetable waxes have a relatively low melting point, are not easy to take off the cup, are easy to burn flat, and are smokeless. Harmless, melted coconut wax can even be used as a hand cream, which is very moisturizing. If you are making bare wax or wax sheets without containers, you need soybean wax and beeswax, preferably 1:1, so that the candle has a high melting point, a hard and tough texture, and will not be easily deformed, broken or melted. Simply put, soy wax is soybean extract. Beeswax and beeswax are extracted from bee secretions. Beeswax usually refers to crudely extracted beeswax with higher natural components. In addition, vegetable wax also includes coconut wax and carnauba wax; mineral wax is paraffin wax; I don’t know the composition of jelly wax. Different candle making processes require different materials.
Generally speaking, compared with beeswax, soybean wax is cheap, and the cup wax made does not take off the cup. The column wax cools quickly, is easy to release from the mold, does not crack, the pigment is evenly dispersed, and does not budge. Burns 30-50% longer than paraffin. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly. No carcinogens will be produced when burned, and the waste is biodegradable. It saves heat source and is conducive to the safe production of operators. But beeswax is more widely used, has more colors, and although the price is high, it has a greater aesthetic feeling.
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