Not all candle waxes burn at the same rate - some burn much faster than others. There are several factors which contribute to long burning candles including not only the type of wax, but the size and shape of the candle, the type of wick, and the environment in which the candle is burned. However, some types of candle wax are known for their longer wax burn times than others.
The longest burning candles are Beeswax candles. Beeswax is naturally a harder wax than other types of wax, has a high melting point and as a result burns at a slower rate than other waxes.
Here is a list of candle waxes in order of longest to shortest burn time:
Apart from the choice of candle wax being used in candles, there are other factors that contribute to long burning candles.
It is important to note that the wax burn time of a candle can also be affected by the size of the candle, the wick, and the way the candle is burned. For example, a larger candle will burn longer than a smaller candle, and a candle with a thicker wick will burn longer than a candle with a thinner wick. It is also important to trim the wick to 5 millimetres or 1/4 of an inch before each burn to prevent the candle from smoking and to ensure a long burn time.
By following these tips, you can enjoy your candles for longer.
A Candle Chandler? - "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 eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes burn for longer.
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