Frequently Asked Questions about 100% Premium Soy Candles

Invest in a candle wick trimmer for safety and proper candle care.

Invest in a candle wick trimmer for safety and proper candle care.

Curious why Madison Valley Candle’s customers keep coming back? Our candles are unique and all natural because they’re only made from soybean-based vegetable oil. They are never blended with beeswax or other waxes and are scented with pure essential oils instead of common, sometimes toxic, chemical fragrances. That’s why we can call them a 100% all-natural soy candle. On the other hand, common paraffin candles are made from a base of petroleum oil, which is bad for humans, pets and the environment.

Because soy candles are new to some and leave lingering queries regarding what they are about, here are some of our most asked questions and answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Should I Care For My Premium Soy Candle?
It’s important to always remember to trim the wick prior to burning. As with wicks on any candle, the carbon build-up can eventually fall into the melt pool and sink to the bottom. Allowing this to happen is not proper candle care and may cause a fire hazard. This concern can be eliminated by always keeping candlewicks trimmed to ¼ inch.

How Long Should I Burn My 100% Premium Soy Candle? It’s good to be concerned about the length of time soy candles should be burned. You may not know that candles made from 100% soy wax have a ‘memory’ and should be allowed to achieve a full melt pool on its very first burn. If your candle is extinguished prior to allowing a full melt pool being achieved, all subsequent melt pools will not go past the first one.

To create a full melt pool, burn the candle for a minimum of one hour for every inch of its diameter. All future burns should follow the first one’s path and melt fully to the sides of the container.

Why Does My 100% Premium Soy Candle Look Frosty? Is It Drying Out? Good news! Your soy candles will never dry out. Frosting is a natural characteristic that’s unique to pure soy candles. It’s part of the soy experience! Often times the frosting of a soy candle is called the “bloom,” and it’s not a flaw. In fact, many customers become concerned if there is no frosting on their soy candles. It is a way that you can always tell if your candle is really made with pure, all-natural soy wax.

100% premium soy candles are not only higher quality than paraffin candles but also provide a cleaner burn, making them healthier for humans and pets to be around. For more information about 100% Premium Soy Candles, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and then checkout our list of Signature Scents!

About Madison Valley Candles:

In 2004 Madison Valley Candle Company began hand mixing and pouring candles in the garage of our founders’ home. For the next 5 years he continued to perfect our proprietary blend our all-natural 100% premium soy waxes and essential oils that are USDA certified organic, kosher and vegan. Over the years customers have fallen in love with the all-natural Soy Candles and amazing gift products. For more information please visit