The Benefits of 100% Soy Wax

by Kate Brunk

Many candles, even candles marketed as “soy candles,” are made with a blend of soy wax and paraffin, not 100% soy wax. Unfortunately, paraffin is made from petroleum, coal, or shale oil; all of these are fossil fuels and large contributors to greenhouse gases. At Labyrinth Made Goods, we make our candles with 100% soy wax to maximize burn time and minimize environmental impact.

More Sustainable

Soy wax is more sustainable than paraffin and soy-blend candles. All across the Midwest, we grow and harvest soybeans. Some of those beans are processed and converted into the soy wax we use in our candles. With proper soil stewardship, Midwest farmers ensure that their fields can produce those high-quality soybeans year in and year out. This renewable source is a big improvement over waxes that are made from fossil fuels, like paraffin and some soy-blends, that are not renewable.

At Labyrinth Made Goods, we spent countless hours developing and testing the highest quality candle using 100% soy wax.


Longer Burn

Because soy wax is also slower burning than paraffin wax, our candles last longer. This creates higher value for you and more hours of enjoyment for you, your family, and your friends.

For safety, you should limit each burn to a maximum of 4 hours. And be sure you stop burning when there’s ½” of wax left in the bottom of the candle. (You can learn how to properly dispose of the wax and reuse or recycle the jar here.)

Although adding paraffin to soy candles can help cut corners during development, our team at Labyrinth Made Goods wanted you to have the longest burn and highest value for your money, which is why we wouldn’t settle for less than 100% soy wax in our candles.

Great Scent Throw

Scent throw is what we call the way that the scent is emitted by the candle and spreads through your home, office, or other spaces. Cold throw is the scent emitted by the solid, unmelted wax. Hot throw is the scent emitted from the melted wax.

Labyrinth Made Goods did extensive testing and development to ensure our 100% soy candles have a great hot and cold scent throw that our customers expect. Our candles have fragrance blended into the entire candle, which ensures that your last burn is just as good and powerful as the first one. We love how our fragrances fill our homes and leave a pleasant, subtle, lingering scent even after we put them out.