Do vegetable wax is ideal for people who prefer organic substances, because the wax is biodegradable, non-toxic and extracted vegtables. Soy wax, which is a vegetable wax is made from soybean oil, is well known. Other examples of vegetable waxes, carnauba, candelilla, and palm. Many plants, bushes and trees produce waxes that can be extracted and used to make cosmetics, creams, soaps, balms and candles. All the vegetable waxes burns clean with accumulation of smoke and soot reduced and non polluting. According to the site the agweek, waxing also protects fruits and vegetables to loss of moisture and helps to prevent bruising and growth of mold.
Things that you need
- Mechanical press.
- The machine hidrogenizante
- The stove
- Dye (optional)
- The fragrance oil (optional)
Bulk buy soy your local shop grocery or health food. Usually it takes 60 pounds or a bushel of soybeans to make 11 pounds of soybean oil. Soya bean oil becomes more solid and turns in wax when he is hydrogenated.
Crush and press using a mechanical press for separating soybean meal, soybean oil. Bleach should be used to purify and refine soybean oil.
Place the soybeans in a machine hidrogenizante. Heat of the machine before adding soy to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the hydrogenation of soybean, which makes the soy wax. The process of hydrogenation saturated fats and converts the unsaturated fatty acids to saturated oil.
Put the soy wax in a pan and turn on stove stove medium. When the wax is melted thoroughly, remove the wax from the heat. For soy candles, fragrance oils and dyes may be added to the wax. Pour soy wax in a jar and position carefully an inn in the centre. Trim the wick on initial firing at least one quarter of an inch of wax.