Popular misconception is that Soy wax is a natural product that has these general properties: Non-Toxic - meaning that soy wax is not poisonous. Made of either 100% soybean oil or a combination of other non-soy materials (animal products and/or other vegetable products).

The Truth about Surf wax made from Soy Wax

Soy wax isn’t natural. Soy is natural – if it isn’t GM soy, or hasn't been planted in the place of natural rain-forest that was formed over hundreds of years.

Soy wax uses a mechanical process to separate the soybean matter from the oil. The oil is then refined and bleached. Soybean oil is then heated to 140-220 degrees Celsius in a hydrogenating machine. More than just soy goes into making soy wax, the wax is chemically distilled with hexane, bleached with chlorine, deodorized with boric acid and then hydrogenated.

A product and the material it’s made from are different things and the journey from how one has arrived to the other can be complex. Natural and organic are two different things, so are soy and soy wax.

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