By | November 7, 2022

Pillar Candles For Sale In South Africa

What are Pillar Candles?

Pillar candles, sometimes known as church candles or altar candles are simply tall round candles made of solid wax that burn slowly and are mostly used for decorative purposes. They come in all shapes and sizes from short and fat to tall and thin, scented and unscented and are made from all sorts of materials.

Pillar Candles For Sale In South Africa

SoyLites is the original soy candle brand in South Africa, bringing together a passion for nature-friendly products and an innovative flair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between votive and pillar candles?

Votive candles are similar to pillars in that they are cylinders or squares but are much smaller. It is common to see votives in decorative glass holders. Which wax is best? There are many different kinds of wax that can be used to make candles including paraffin, soy, beeswax, and palm wax.

Are pillar candles good?

As the name implies, pillar candles are tall and sturdy. If you want candles with a long-lasting burn and striking look, pillar candles are probably your best choice. Varying in height, thickness, number of wicks, and color, these candles typically use denser wax which means you get a longer burn.

Do you need a holder for a pillar candle?

Since pillar candles burn into themselves, you don’t have to have a holder to burn these. Although at the very least, you should use a pillar plate to keep any wax residue off of your furniture. However, pillar candles do look fantastic in vases, pillar holders and lanterns.

How do you use all pillar candles?

​How to get the most out of your pillar candles

  1. Shop dripless pillar candles.
  2. Place your pillars in a holder or vase.
  3. Trim the wick.
  4. Use a snuffer to lit the candle off.
  5. Shop safe pillar candles.
  6. Buy the best pillar candles.

What type of candle gives the most light?

Candles made with beeswax have a warmer-toned flame, and they are the brightest, comparing them to other waxes. In the second place for the brightest wax are candles made with soy wax. The higher the wax’s melting point, the brighter they are.

Do you take the plastic off pillar candles?

A: If you are talking about the protective plastic sleeve placed around the circumference of the candle, you don’t have to remove it in order for it to operate safely.

Do pillar candles smell?

As a general rule, the larger the candle, the longer the burn time will be (though factors like wax type can impact this), so take that into account as well. Pillar candles are sometimes (but not always) scented.

Are pillar candles messy?

Are pillar candles messy? They can be! As they are (usually) made from a solid wax core formed in a mold, they burn from top down at an even rate and as they are uncontained unlike jar candles, they drip and run down the sides.

Do pillar candles melt?

When a pillar-style candle burns, the flame melts the wax closest to the wick first. If you burn the candle long enough — it takes about an hour for a 1-inch diameter pool to develop — the wax will eventually melt almost to the edge of the candle, which is the desired result.

How long will a pillar candle burn?

A pillar candle will burn a specific amount of time depending on its shape, the type of wax used and the amount of wax. For a typical pillar candle, the burn time is around 50 to 60 hours.

How do you keep a pillar candle from tunneling?

To prevent tunneling, all you need to do is burn your candle long enough each time so that the entire top surface of wax is melted. This is especially important the first time you burn your candle! How long that takes depends mostly on the size of the candle.

How do you hug a pillar candle?

To prevent this, simply hug or push in the sides of the mantle slightly towards the flame. This will allow the outer edges to melt and ensure adequate oxygen flow to your flame, a more consistent flame shape, and the best wax consumption.

Why do pillar candles crack?

Rough Surfaces/Cracking: Candles have an uneven, rough surface or small air bubbles which lead to small holes, cracking, and/or jump lines. Possible Causes: Stirring too vigorously, water somehow got into the wax, your candles cooled too fast, candles were poured at too cool of a temp.

Why is my pillar candle sweating?

Sweating can be the result of moving a candle from one temperature to another. Soy wax is sensitive to extreme temperature changes, causing the natural oils to separate from the wax, leaving the pools of oil we see on top. Sweating can also occur when fragrance oil is incorrectly added to the soy wax.

Where do you place pillar candles?

Always place pillar candles on a heat-resistant surface, never directly on furniture or counter tops.

How do you make pillar candles not drip?

If you notice your candle (might start) dripping, check the wick; it could be that the wick is too long, causing a large, flickering and unstable flame. Extinguish the flame, let the candle cool, trim the wick down to 6mm (¼ inch) and relight. Hopefully this helps you prevent your candle from dripping.

Do all pillar candles tunnel?

Pillar candles are not supposed to tunnel. If your pillar candle is tunneling it is a sign that something is going wrong with the candle burning process. This can be due to a mistake that was made during the candle making process or a mistake in your candle burning process.

How do you revive a pillar candle?

Cut or scrape out all the wax, which is present above the wick with a butter knife and then relight the candle. When the tunnel has formed, you can remove the melted wax with a paper towel or cotton ball. Make sure that the wick is above the melt pool, it will lead to even burning.