Soy wax is considered a vegetable wax that is derived from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and then rolled into flakes. The oil is extracted from the flakes and then hydrogenated. This process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.
As a result of this process, it dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperature. The remaining soy bean husks are commonly used in the animal feed industry. The USA and Canada grows the vast majority of the world’s soy beans.
In terms of the quality of the North American sourced soy bean wax, we have certification that our soy wax does not to contain any Genetically Modified Materials (GMM).