A pillar Candle is simply a Candle designed with a tall cylinder shape with one equally long wick protruding out of the top. Most pillar Candles are in only a single color, though there are some available in multiple hues to match any occasion. They have become a favored choice for many homes during special occasions such as birthday parties or holiday gatherings. If you have not purchased any pillar Candles recently, you might want to take some time to consider the following information before making a purchase. Since they can be quite expensive, you will want to choose carefully when making your purchase.
One of the first things that you should do is to decide if you want a molded Candle or a pillar. Molded Candles are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and even in multiple colors. However, there is generally a limit to what can be molded, usually because of the length of the wicks. The only way to get around this issue is to have the Candle made using a standard Candle mold, which is not difficult to accomplish. You will also have to line the mold with mold sealing agent in order to ensure that the Candle dries correctly.
Pillar Candles that use molds are available in many shapes and sizes. You can find round, square, rectangular, or other odd shapes. Some of these molds can accommodate a wide range of wax colors as well. These types of cheap Candles are especially nice if you are having a party and would like to add aromas to the air.
Although you can melt a pillar Candles wax in the oven or on the stove, this method is not usually recommended unless you have experience and are confident with your burns. When melting a pillar Candle, you risk overheating the Candle and the melt can be ruined by a sudden blast of hot air. As a result, long-term burns are not worth the time.
Pillar Candles also come in many different designs. You can get ones shaped like angels and crosses, animals, religious scenes, pumpkins, flowers, and many more. While some pillar Candles look better as simple black pillars, others can look quite nice when they are in the proper molds. Just like all other types of Candles, you should always have any pillar Candles you make in peak burn or Candle form when they are first melted.
Some pillar Candles that are made from pure soy will require you to carefully clean and sanitize your work space before you use it. Although the mold that you buy will usually come with cleaning supplies, it is still important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your mold. This includes keeping the soy Candle as hot as possible to ensure proper combustion.
You should also make sure that you remove any wax residue that may remain on your work surface after you heat up your mold. After you’re finished, you should allow the Candle to cool down completely before packing it in its container for storage.