Textured column candles are hand-poured at low temperature to create a striking, rock-like texture. The texture is a natural effect of the cold-pour process, and as a result each candle has its own unique style.
Our large textured pillar candles are finished with a 100% natural, cotton wick for a clean & calm burn. Smoke-free, drip-free and poured from the finest wax.
• Burn time: 55 hrs
• Colour: warm white
• Fragrance free
• Fully refined wax
• 100% cotton wick
Initial burn time
Let the wax melt close to the edge the first time you burn your candle. This may take up to 6 hours of burning, depending on the diameter of the candle so make sure you allow for enough time before you light your candle for the first time.
This is because the size of the wax pool during the first burn determines the life of the candle. Subsequent burns won’t melt the wax beyond the initial wax pool, so if it didn’t melt close enough to the edge of the candle, it could leave a thick, unused mantle (‘tunnelling’).
Setting the memory
To avoid this tunnelling effect we need to maximise the size of the initial wax pool. This is called setting the memory of the candle, and it is done by burning the candle for 1 hour per 2cm in diameter the first time you light it. For our 7cm diameter pillar candles, the initial burn time should be 3-4 hours, and for our 10cm diameter textured column candles it should be at least 5 hours.