Soy wax, derived from soybeans, is considered an eco-friendly wax. It is made through a process that extracts the oil from soybeans and hydrogenates it, which alters the oil’s melting point, making it solid at room temperature. Many soybeans are grown in the U.S., specifically in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. The most significant advantage of using soy wax is that it comes from a renewable resource, so many candle makers will choose it because it is eco-friendly, sustainable, and carbon neutral. It does not produce any toxins or pollutants which harm the environment when it is burned. Soy wax is also a good choice in candle-making because it offers slower burn times and produces little to no soot compared to other wax types. However, soy wax is often challenging to work with as it tends not to hold as much scent as some other waxes and is sensitive to temperature changes.