About Our Candles

Production and materials

  • The wax altar candles from KunstIndustrien are
    truly handmade and individually manufactured according to a long-standing classic and proven recipe that gives the candles a beautiful glow and slow combustion of only 5-7 grams per hour.

    We only use the best available raw materials on the market for our candles. This means that besides burning more stable, more beautiful and longer than most candles in the market, our candles also have one of the lowest soot behavior scores in the EN, testing close to 0, which means that there is minimal oozing or smelling.

  • The special mix of high-grade waxes makes our wax altar candles translucent and gives them a beautiful glow when burning. Stearin on the contrary is light-dense. This means that wax candles made purely from stearin will not have the same warm translucent glow when they burn.

    The wicks are closely matched to the diameter of the candle. Therefore, our candles very rarely run. Again, the candles do not ooze or smell which is an indication that the raw materials we use are of such high quality.

  • Many people believe that 100% stearin is the best material for candles. At KunstIndustrien, we both sell candles from 100% stearin as well as candles made from other wax mixes – the most important factor to note within this is the connection between the quality of the raw materials and the craftsmanship. Poor or impure raw material will make a candle burn poorly and with ooze.

    In December 2016 our candles were tested for soot at an approved laboratory.

    The result should be between 0 and 1, where 0 is the best. Our
    candles scored as low as 0.04 and are thus among the very best in the market.

Good Advice

Here are some ‘handy hints’
on how to better care for your candle - it’s so simple!

Follow these 5 hints to make the most of your candles.

1. Always keep the wick at a maximum 1cm before lighting your candle. Your candle will burn longer with a shorter wick and oozing is prevented.

2. Put out your candle by dipping the wick into its liquid wax.
This way you will avoid ooze and the candle will be much easier to light the next time you use it.

3. Candles with a diameter of 8.5 cm and more need to be trimmed. This means that you should either press the edge gently inward to the flame or cut the edge off. Both should be done within a few minutes after the candle has been put out and while the wax is still soft.

A 10.5 cm candle you can let burn without trimming – this will then create a neat lantern-like feel. However, in doing this the flame will eventually begin to flutter as it will lack oxygen the further down it burns. This can be minimised by cutting a few decorative holes in the wall of the candle next to the wick.

4. Never leave your candle in a drafty area (window ceiling with old windows, above a heater, close to a vent or fan, in open door/hallways etc.) – this will make the candle run, burn more to one side, or both.

5. Never use an outdoor candle inside. If you do so you will risk oozing which will settle in furniture and carpets.

Outdoor candles should also NOT be used in lanterns – even if placed outside – as these are considered indoor and enclosed areas. Use an indoor candle instead! Outdoor candles should only
be used in the free open outdoor spaces.