These 10" tapers come in pairs and are cast in a colonial tin mold with a square-braid cotton wick. The bottoms have some give to allow you to mold them with your thumbs/fingers to a standard taper holder or candelabra.
Handmade / Small Batch in the USA
WHY BUY/BURN BEESWAX?
Beeswax burns longer than other waxes. It cleans and purifies the air and leaves a pleasant scent. It has a beautiful glow with a kind of halo around the flame. By buying beeswax candles you are supporting the welfare of bees, a critical pollinator for the human food supply.
IS SOY LESS HEALTHY TO BURN?
The jury is still out on this one. Soy burns faster and gives off a bit more soot than beeswax. The essential oils we use in our scented soy candles should be safer to burn than the synthetic fragrances used in many commercial scented candles.
Mithras Rustic Tapers
The ancient god Mithras was of Persian/Zoroastrian origin, a protector of truth and a god of illumination who was later incorporated into a mystery cult in ancient Rome. It is thought that beeswax candles first made an appearance in the west during Roman Mithraic mystery rituals. His symbol frequently involves a lion, sometimes with a bee in its mouth, which we have adopted.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended, or with unsupervised pets or young children.
- Don't place a burning candle near, under, or on top of any flammable materials.
- Get matches that are long to give yourself more lighting time, or get a quality refillable lighter with a strong flame.
- Don't fall asleep with candles burning, silly!