I have been working with soy wax as an alternative
resist on silk since 2002. Advantages are that the fumes are not toxic,
melting point is lower, and the wax can be washed out with warm water
and synthrapol. While soy wax shows promise as an alternative resist,
it is not waterproof and is generally not recommended for immersion dyeing.
I have been exploring instances where artists can use soy wax for its
unique qualities and thereby eliminate exposure to paraffin fumes and