How to Make Soy Wax From Soybeans

Soy wax is made by hydrogenating soybean oil. The process is generally only performed by soy wax manufacturers. Each manufacturer will have it's own process and ingredients that it uses to make soy wax. The following is an overview of the soy wax production process. Consumers usually purchase pre-made soy wax for candle making purposes.

Things You'll Need

  • Soy beans

  • A mechanical press

  • Bleach

  • Refining machine

  • A hydrogenating machine

  • Dye

  • Fragrance Oil

Step 1

Obtain a large quantity of soybeans.

Step 2

Use a mechanical press to separate the soybean matter from the oil.

Step 3

Refine and bleach the soybean oil.

Step 4

Using a hydrogenating machine, heat the soybean oil at a temperature of 140 to 220 degrees C. This will cause hydrogenation to take place, creating soy wax from soybeans.

Tip

Soybean wax can be purchased in craft and hobby stores, or from on-line retailers.

Warning

Soybean wax is expensive to produce, and it is best to let soybean wax manufacturers produce this type of product. It requires the use of complicated machinery and the expertise to use the machinery.