Just light up a candle and watch it burn
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
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.