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History of Candlemaking

Industrialisation of Manufacturing

The manufacture of candles became an industrialised process in the mid 19th century.  A machine was patented allowing for continuous production of moulded candles.

This more efficient mechanized production produced about 1,500 candles per hour.

19th Century Advances

Stearin Candles

Most of the major developments affecting candlemaking occurred during the 19th century. In the 1820s, a French chemist discovered how to extract stearic acid from animal fatty acids. This lead to the development of stearin wax, which was hard and burned cleanly. Stearin candles are becoming popular in Europe today.

We looked at the options

Why Stearin Candles

We chose to sell stearin candles as they offer many benefits over paraffin candles. Stearin candles are especially drip-resistant as the pool of wax that forms around the burning wick remains quite dry. Stearin is harder than most other types of wax and burns at a higher temperature.

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Company Director
"Profit in business comes from repeat customers; customers that boast about your product and service, and that bring friends with them."

Bjorn Gunnarson

Head of Design
"Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you."

Charlotte Banks

Research & Development
"You’ll never have a product or price advantage again. They can be easily duplicated, but a strong customer service culture can’t be copied."

Sam Gallagher

Customer Support
"Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves."
I’m so happy with the service from Ecclesia Candles – my order was delivered within 48 hours and the thought and care they put into their products really stands out. Plus, their support is just awesome!
Sean Walsh
London, UK
Fabulous top bought as a birthday gift for a friend who wears it almost every day. Smart packaging which looks exciting and special. Very good on delivery. Will purchase it again as a gift and for myself!
Astrid Sorensen
Oslo, Norway

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