Beeswax Taper Candles


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Candle making was a necessary task for the English in the 17th century. One household could consume as many as 400 candles per year. The duty of candle making in the colonies soon fell to women. The least expensive option was to use tallow from livestock, but this type of candle gave off an unpleasant odor and smoked heavily. Beeswax candles were a much-preferred alternative to tallow candles, as they smelled much more pleasant and burned cleaner and brighter, but they were expensive to obtain and were typically only used by individuals of high status or wealth.


These 10” hand-dipped taper candles feature a classic drip-style bottom finish. They are created using 100% pure beeswax and a cotton wick. Trim wick to ¼” before use. Approximate burn time: 12 hours.

Made in the United States.

Additional information

Weight .26 lbs