Best Pillar Candles: What are they?
Best pillar candles are candies made from flowers such as roses, lilies, hyacinths, jasmine and other similar plants. They are usually shaped like a flower petal or have a wispy appearance. There are many types of best pillar candles available in the market today. Some of them are:
The most popular type of best pillar candles are those with beeswax. These candles are known as “bronze” because they resemble bronze statues. The wax is used for its softness and fragrance.
There are some other types of best pillar candles which do not contain any kind of waxes but still have good qualities. One such type is one which contains no perfume at all and is called “white”. Another type is one which contains only essential oils and is called “black”.
Beeswax candles are very expensive. For example, a box of 10 white beeswax candles costs around $30 while a box of 10 black beeswax candles costs around $15. So, it’s better to buy a few different kinds of best pillar candles rather than buying just one type.
Best Pillar Candles have Unique Qualities
The unique quality of beeswax pillar candles is that they gently perfume the surrounding air with their natural scents. They also last longer than other types of candles and may provide soft light for up to 50 hours. More than this, it makes one feel like they’re in a European candle shop looking at the fancy designs and pictures on the boxes.
Best pillar candles contain light and heat-resistant natural wax. The most common are paraffin and stearin. If you want your candles to burn more evenly, get those which contain paraffin.
Steer clear of those that contain stearin as they will give off a sooty flame and have a shorter burning time compared to the other types.
If you’re looking for pillar candles to last for a long time, those with a lower melting point (approximately 110 degrees) are the best choice. They will create large pools which are likely to run and drip.
If you want the colors of your candles to be brighter and whiter, then choose those with a higher melting point (approximately 130 degrees). The only drawback is that these types may take longer to light and burn unevenly.
To be on the safe side, get those which have a melting range of 112 to 130 degrees. The color will be more vivid and the candles will burn at a reasonable speed without dripping or cracking.
Best Pillar Candles Shopping Tips
When making your purchase, always check the labels. There are so many different types in the market that it could be overwhelming. So to save you time and hassle, get the ones with these characteristics:
Choose those with a higher degree of hardness. The label should read between hard and very hard.
Make sure that the “burn time” is at least 50 hours and the diameter is at least 2.5 inches.
Choose those with bright colors to make your decor more interesting.
Get those that have different colors on each layer. This gives the impression that the candle has multiple colors which will create a more interesting display.
If you want your candles to last longer, get those that have a lower melting point as mentioned above. But if you prefer brighter colors and less dripping, get those with a higher melting point.
And that just about wraps it up for the types and characteristics of best pillar candles. When shopping for these candles, always remember to check the labels before buying. This way, you can be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth.
So, get going and light up your world with these beauties.
Sources & references used in this article:
Decorative candles by CH Luken Jr, DV Kinsman – US Patent 4,682,947, 1987 – Google Patents
A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world by J Pinkerton – 1814 – books.google.com
Candles with fragrance reservoirs and display cabinet by E Friedrich, H Damgaard – US Patent App. 10/762,317, 2005 – Google Patents
Candle mold by R Achzehner – US Patent 3,806,078, 1974 – Google Patents
Multi-function candle accessory combining a venting chassis and candle holder by HP Lovecraft – 2008 – Hachette UK