What is Palm Wax

Today we’ve had several customers ask “What is Palm Wax“? Palm wax is an ecologically renewable product made from wax distilled from the leaves of palm trees. The nature of the palm wax is much harder than paraffin wax and has a higher melting point and with this kind of advantage, the candle will stay hard even in our hot summer months. The marble or crystal effect that you see on our pillars is part technique but mostly it is the nature of the wax. We can control the effect by altering our technique and adding different waxes to our palm wax base. To get the best burn from our pillar, burn the candle long enough the first time you light it so a wax pool forms that covers almost the entire top of the candle. With pillar candles you need to leave a rim of about 1/4”. Extinguish the candle when it reaches this point. Depending on the diameter of the candle, the initial burn time may be anywhere from 1 hour up to 3 or 4 hours. Subsequently you should plan to burn the candle until it reaches the ″memory pool″ you created with the first burn. Generally this is longer than the first burn. Following these guidelines will ensure a cleaner and longer lasting candle. You must also remember to reduce the wick to 1/8″ before each burn and keep all candles away from drafts as much as possible and never leave a burning candle unattended. Well I hope the answers some of the questions and we look forward to seeing you in the store or online. Until then, have a great summer!

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