Soy Wax

etude candles are hand-poured, finely-scented, eco-friendly, based on all natural ingredients including candle wax made from soy beans, fragrances made from pure essential oils, and coloring made from vegetable oils. It takes a lot of time and effort to research and locate the best materials for making a candle and properly combine these materials to form a candle that will burn well, safely, and will give off a pleasant fragrance that neither overwhelms nor disappoints. Our packaging completes the quality look and makes ideal gift.

etude candles are from the best, all-natural soy wax on the market –EcoSoya®


What is soy wax?

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.

All EcoSoya® soy waxes:

  • Are 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil, GUARANTEED! EcoSoya® soy waxes are created with pure, natural soybean oil. EcoSoya® waxes are composed of non-petroleum renewable resources, promoting the growth and care of our environment while burning crisp and clean with a gentle natural glow. Enjoy the coziness of biodegradable EcoSoya® while doing something good for yourself and the environment.
  • Are all NATURAL and biodegradable.
  • Are NOT tested on animals.
  • Contain NO palm wax.
  • Contain NO petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
  • Contain NO pesticides and NO herbicides.
  • Contain NO toxic materials.
  • Contain NO Genetically Modified Material.
  • Are considered GRAS [Generally Recognized As Safe] under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic
Soy candles are very efficient, and do not produce the excessive amounts of soot that petroleum-based products, such as paraffin, do. Last longer because they have a much lower melting point, producing a much cooler, slower-burning candle. Tests have shown that soy candles burn up to 50 % longer than a paraffin-based candle, often for half the price. The wax is a careful blend of all natural soy wax and stabilizing botanicals that are eco-friendly and originate from renewable sources, not like paraffin, which is a by-product of the crude oil refining process.


etude's  tealight candles meet the following specifications:


  1. The tealight cups must be made from high-grade recyclable polycarbonate with the highest fire safety rating available (UL 94 V-0). They are a safe alternative to aluminum cups. Cheap Aluminium cups which may contain contaminant, can under the right conditions melt or even burn. While this is not a common occurrence, it’s not worth the risk. We use V-0 grade, self-extinguishing (less than 10 seconds) polycarbonate cups for all our tealight candles because we want to provide you with a safe candle-burning experience.
  2. The wicks must be all natural and the bases must be 3mm in order to prevent the flame from coming in contact with the cups while burning up the most amount of wax. Choosing the right wick for each combination of wax, fragrance oil and candle style can mean the difference between having a nice, gentle flame that burns the candle at just the right pace and gives off just the right amount of fragrance, or having a candle that quickly burns itself up like a blow torch or worse, drowns soon after lighting.
  3. Dyes.
    • Color-free is our standard, relying solely on the natural, creamy beauty of the soy wax, itself.
    • Color-full is not a problem.We offer a full range of colors, and can work with you to match the color that you want or need for your particular decor or to match the theme of an event. Our colors run deep and true. Unlike many manufacturers of candles, we don't just dip a white candle into a vat of colored wax and call that a colored candle. The coloring on these coated candles will melt off as soon as the candle is lit, leaving the white core exposed. Instead, we add the candle dye directly to the melted wax before we pour the candle, insuring a uniform coloring throughout the entire candle
    • All our candle dyes are R.E.A.C.H.-compliant. R.E.A.C.H. is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use and deals specifically with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of these Chemical substances.
  4. The candle must burn continuously for at least 5 hours from the time it is first lit until the flame begins to use up the wax and fragrance oil.
  5. The flame must maintain a height between 5 mm and 10 mm throughout most of a continuous burn.
  6. The fragrance released by a tealight candle must be strong, but not overwhelming, when burning and when not burning.
  7. Fragrances.
    We currently offer more than 50 fragrances.

    We do offer fragrance-free candles. Many people want the warmth and glow of a candle but either don't want or, for medical reasons, can't handle the fumes given off from either the wax or the fragrance oil, burning a soy wax candle typically does not irritate someone who has some sort of breathing condition, such as asthma or bronchitis. The fragrance oil, on the other hand, could trigger a reaction in someone with such a condition. For this reason, we offer our candles in a fragrance-free form. You still get the great, clean burning soy wax experience.

    We offer subtle-fragrance versions of our candles. For most rooms, one candle is more than enough to fill it with a pleasing fragrance. Put a lot of these candles in one room, as might be the case for a wedding reception or other event, and the fragrance could become overwhelming to you and your guests. For this reason, we offer versions of our candles with a reduced amount of fragrance oil added. This will produce a subtle amount of smell from each candle that, when combined together, will have the same basic impact as only having one or two candles in the room.
  8. Our packaging completes the quality look and makes ideal gift

How to Safely a Burn a Candle

Things to Consider Before Lighting the Candle


Trim the wick to about one centimeter (1 cm) in height each time before lighting the candle. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.

Place the candleholder on a stable, heat-resistant surface.

Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

Keep the pool of melted wax in the top of the candle clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

Burn candles in a well-ventilated room; but avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.

Place candles at least ten centimeters (10 cm) apart from one another, as the heat from one candle can actually melt the outside of an adjacent candle causing the melted wax to spill out. The heat from the wick of one candle can also cause an updraft of air, causing the adjacent candle to burn unevenly.

Things to Consider While Burning the Candle


Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first extinguish all candles. Never go to sleep with a candle left burning.

Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.


Other things to consider:

Never burn a candle for more than five hours. To get the most life from your candle, it is best to properly extinguish the candle, allow it to cool, trim the wick, and then relight the candle.
Never burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a pillar candle when about four centimeters (4 cm) of wax remains, a votive candle when about three centimeters (3 cm) remain, and about two centimeters (2 cm).

Note that all our candles made by use safety tabs at the end of the wicks to prevent the wick from burning any closer than six millimeters (6 mm) from the bottom of the candle.


When extinguishing the candle...


Never blow on the candle to extinguish the flame, as this could cause hot wax to splatter. Instead, use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, as this is the safest way to prevent wax splatter from happening.

We recommend using a “wick dipper” to extinguish the flames. Simply push the burning wick into the pool of melted wax to “drown” the flame, and then pull it back out again. This will guarantee the flame is actually extinguished, will prevent smoke from coming from the smoldering wick, and help preserve the wick for future use by coating it with a fresh layer of wax.

Never use water or other liquid to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.

Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

Don't touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled. If the candle is burning with a nice sized flame, there is no need to pour off any of the melted wax. This melted wax will solidify and become the fuel needed by the wick the next time you burn the candle.

Pouring melted wax from your candle is like pouring money down the drain.

Note that if the flame is unacceptably small and appears like it may go out (“drown”), then extinguish the candle and pour off a small amount of the wax, and then relight the candle.