Stubby beeswax candles have been proliferating of late. Not as formal as tapers, less church-like than pillar candles, they provide a cozy, long-lasting flame as you work, dine, and dance through the dark winter days.
Wholesaler Moorlands Candles, Ted Thompson’s family-run workshop founded in 1981 in Cumbria, England, seems to make the majority of these hand-dipped designs—and to have ignited the trend. Other candlemakers have followed suit. And a number of workshops have come up with a wardrobe of holders for these singular, stumpy candles.
Of the variety of beeswax colors, Moorlands Candles notes, “Like honey, these naturally vary in color from a deep golden orange through to light creamy yellows with an occasional dusty bloom, and are blessed both in storage and in use with a glorious honeyed scent.”
Featured image from The Future Kept.
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