Decorative wax candles are much more than wax and a piece of string. All candles that we manufacture undergo rigorous testing. The first thing we test is the wax. Waxes are not as homogeneous as most people would imagine. They are refined by a variety of methods and from a variety of crude sources. It is possible for different batches to have different characteristics.
In order for candles to burn properly a delicate balance is struck among the wax formula, perfume, dye, candle diameter, candle height and burning requirement. Candles should generally burn without dripping or smoking, and be re-lightable after they have been extinguished. We burn test our candles inside special cabinets in a temperature-controlled environment. Our lab technicians aided by a special slow motion video camera monitor the burning times and burning characteristics of our candles. This allows us to tune our waxes and wicks to burning perfection. Its no accident that we make some of the best burning candles in the industry.