DID YOU KNOW that many people confuse formal/dinner candles with handcrafted taper candles? Even though they are both made with high quality paraffin wax and cotton wicks, their appearance and the method that they are produced is very different.
The formal/dinner candle are made with a process known as compression where small granules of paraffin wax is compressed with high pressure through a form that extrudes a cylindrical strand of solid wax. This gives the candle an even diameter throughout its' length. The strand of wax is cut and milled to a specific size. These formal candles come in lengths of 8” and 10” and have a diameter of 7/8”.
The taper candle starts with a length of wick that is repeatedly dipped in molten paraffin wax. After every dip the wax hardens and forms a thin layer of solid wax. After multiple dips in the molten paraffin the taper forms. The dipping speed and depth is controlled during this process to form the tapered shape. Taper candles are available in four sizes: 7/8”D x 10”, 12”, 15” and 18”H. They are hand over dipped in a colorful palette of 40 trendy colors ideal for weddings when color is essential.
TIP…. How to burn taper candles?
Avoid any wind or draft to prevent rapid and uneven burning and excessive dripping.
Keep wicks trimmed to ½”. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
Store candles in a cool, dark, dry place. They should be stored flat to prevent warping.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Create a beautiful warm candle glow and touch of elegance with some scattered unscented tapers in various heights and taper candle holders in a group setting on any table, console, mantle or patio for a dramatic illuminating effect.