In the world of handmade candle making, the wax used by many artisan companies, including ourselves, is soy wax. But the term Soya wax is also sometimes used in the UK too! This begs the question,
Q - What is the difference between Soy and Soya, or indeed is there any difference between these two terms? A - Thankfully, the answer is easy - Soy and Soya are the same thing.
Both names refer to the plant and its beans which can also be called a soybean or soya bean plant. Whilst there is no hard and fast rule, apparently in the USA the term Soy is more common whereas in Europe Soya is more widely used. The UK, well both soy and soya are used!
FelinFach Handmade Soy Candles and Soy Wax
Here in Wales and on our website, our candles are described as Soy Candles and the wax in our candles is known as Soy Wax.
A Chandlery? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept.
We are a modern-day handmade candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts.
Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words, NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.