The wax alter 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.
The special mix of high-grade waxes makes our wax alter 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. For taper candles this is not as important which is why many of our taper candles are made of 100% stearin.
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.
We are proud to say that in Autumn 2017 we began using RSPO certified stearin for our wax alter candles. This means that the stearin we use comes from certified plantations that work towards a cleaner and more sustainable world, helping to preserve the rainforest, reduce the CO2 emissions and importantly, to help ensure the farmers are being fair traded.