How to Make Soy Wax From Soybeans

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Soybean Wax
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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

Obtain a large quantity of soybeans.

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

Refine and bleach the soybean oil.

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.

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