Tallow & Beeswax Candle, Wooden Wick Candle with Hand-Rendered Grass-fed Beef Tallow

Only 17 left in stock

$8.00

Simple, natural candles, made with tallow rendered by hand here on Solace Farm Homestead.  
These are 75% tallow and 25% beeswax, with your choice of fragrance or essential oil scent.  You can also choose a wooden wick or standard cotton wick, I will default to the wooden one, which has a faint crackle when burning, and is made exclusively from American hardwood fruit trees.  

These sustainable candles are poured in metal tins with a matching lid, and are available in 3 sizes -  3.5, 7, and 13 ounce tins, see photo for size comparison, and relative to my hand (the tins are actually 4, 8, and 16 oz tins but wax is lighter than water). I am still testing actual burn-time, but I love how these burn.  Beeswax is the longest-burning candle base there is, and tallow melts easily, so this combination is both long-lasting and will liquify to the rim and burn down cleanly.  The wooden wick does need to be trimmed shorter than the usual cotton wick to burn well, if you have trouble with it not staying lit make sure it is well trimmed, to just above the burn line.  Also, like many candles it burns down more evenly if burned for at least 1.5 hours at a time to allow the melt pool to reach the edges.  Because this is such a long-burning wax blend, the large 13 oz candle has 3 wicks to help it burn evenly.  

When you finish burning the candle, simply wash the tin in very hot soapy water and re-purpose it for a myriad of storage uses.