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Is soy wax better than beeswax?

Is soy wax better than beeswax?

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.

First from the source of soy wax and beeswax

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.

Applications of soy wax and beeswax.

  1. The uses of soybean wax and beeswax are different. Beeswax is generally used in the cosmetics manufacturing industry. For example, some beauty products use some beeswax, and some such as bath liquid, lipstick, rouge, etc. also have beeswax, and beeswax is also used in cosmetics. medically. However, soy wax is used in many applications on candle scented wax. Beeswax has a strong aesthetic feeling, can be made into decorations, and has ornamental and collection value.
  2. Common beeswax is mainly yellow one . in the Baltic Sea region, generally yellow and white. Some are in a translucent state, known as half honey and half amber. There are different shades of yellow, and the old beeswax is usually dark brown, and some are even red.
  3. Beeswax comes in many colors, mainly depending on the mineral composition of the burial site. These rare beeswax have been formed for more than 40 to 50 million years, and even more than 100 million years, and the number is very rare, which has a very high collection value.

Differences between soy wax and beeswax

  1. 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.

  2. 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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