Soy blend candles are candles that are made with a mixture or blend of soy wax and some other type of wax or additive. It is quite common for soy and paraffin to be mixed together to make soy blend candles. Usually people do this to eliminate the frosting that can occur on 100% soy wax candles.
Soy wax can also be blended with Beeswax, Palm wax or any other kind of wax to create a soy blend.
I would prefer not to blend soy with paraffin, only because I don’t believe paraffin is completely safe to our health and I’d rather not benefit over seas oil companies if I can help it, since paraffin wax is made from petroleum, but that’s my opinion.
I prefer to use all soy wax or some other soy/natural wax blend like the ones mentioned above.
Soy votive/pillar wax is a soy blend. Usually it is made up of mostly soy wax with some vegetable oils added to it. There are also some soy container waxes that are soy blends as well, with additives to help reduce frosting and retain color better, as well as giving the wax a higher fragrance load. There are many different kinds of soy wax to choose from. Some of these soy blends say “all natural soy wax” but that does not usually mean that the wax is 100% soy, that just means that the soy and any additives are natural. If it says anything about reducing frosting, better color retention, then it is not 100% soy wax. If you are wanting 100% soy wax to work with, then you need to make sure it states 100% soy or Pure soy wax.