Munio Candela candles are completely handmade by masters using only 100% natural and GMO free soy wax, the finest lead free all cotton wick, natural fragrances and essential oils. Natural fragrances of Munio Candela include components which have an emotional healing and therapeutic effects. Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and rolled into flakes. The oils 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 left over bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.
Soy wax advantages:
Clean burning – soy wax is non-toxic and burns much cleaner than paraffin wax which can emit carcinogens like toluene and benzene
Long burning – soy wax burns slower and cooler, creating a longer burning candle
Renewable resource – soy wax is from soy beans, a renewable agricultural resource
Biodegradable – soy wax is naturally biodegradable and cleans up with soap and water