Resources - Grades of Wax & Candle Ends

Beeswax
  • Natural Product produced by honey bees
  • Longer and Cleaner burning
  • More even burning in candelabra usage
  • Lower maintenance, less frequent changes
  • Better fit in candlestick sockets
  • More durable, less susceptible to breakage
  • Consistent burning performance
  • More economical in long run
  • Stearic Acid and Paraffin Blend
  • Paraffin refined from petroleum
  • Burns more quickly than beeswax
  • Less durable
  • Burning characteristics less consistent
  • Economy grade
  • Different Candle Ends and Common Applications
  • Plain End. Tube applications, occasional altar use. Normal end for large diameter paschal candles
  • Self Fitting End. Most commonly used in small diameter candles on the altar (candles up to 1-1/4" diameter)
  • All Purpose End. Standard end for large diameter altar candles up to 17" in length (candles over 1-1/4" diameter)
  • Spike Hole End. Small tapered hole centered in some large diameter candles to accommodate spikes in certain types of candlesticks (standard spike hole is 1/2" diameter x 2" long)