A single 7 3/4 inch (20cm) hand-dipped 100% beeswax stubby sugarloaf candle. The diameter is approximately 1 1/2 inches or 30mm. We call these candles 'sugarloaves' as they look like the sugarloaves of yesteryear. These candles are designed to stand on their own, but can also be used on pricket candlesticks. They burn cleanly from top to bottom with little guttering.
We use only 100% natural light coloured beeswax for our candles. These sugarloaves are not mould made but are dipped by hand. Cotton wicking is wrapped around a frame and this is dipped into the molten wax in the vat repeatedly and the candle is built up layer by layer. This hand dipping process creates naturally tapered candles. These particular candles require over thirty dips each achieve the correct diameter. As the candles dry and cure, they develop a natural mottling.
It is a time-consuming process to make candles this way, but we think it is worth it. As a handcrafted and traditional item, each candle will be slightly irregular and a little different from the next, but we think that you will enjoy these qualities as much as we do.