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Striking and unique – these handmade candles are works of art

These stunning multi-coloured buffalo candles are the perfect gift for animal lovers as well as for art collectors. 

They’re almost too beautiful to use, but if you do decide to light them, these fairtrade candles will look stunning as the light shines through the colourful exterior wax pattern. They are both vegan-friendly and unscented, so they’re perfect in any home. 

In African culture, buffalos symbolise fertility, strength and nutrition. In Feng Shui, buffalo statues placed in the north-east of the house are said to bring fortune.

Will you light yours or will you enjoy these candles as decorative pieces of art and good-luck charms in your home?



Buffalo candles

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Hours of enjoyment

Did you know that these fair-trade candles last between 10 and 25 hours, depending on size?

A unique and beautiful pattern 

Each candle in our collection has been expertly crafted by professional candle-makers in the mountain kingdom of Swaziland, so you can be sure of exceptional quality. And as they are handmade, no two Buffalo Candles will be exactly the same.

The artisans shape these candles using the ancient ‘millefiori’ technique, which was perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures. This technique was then translated into use with wax.  

True beauty is inherent and comes from character and strength.”  Martha Stewart

Our Buffalo Candles certainly are beautiful, ethical and perfect for those who appreciate art. So, make sure to buy one (or more!) if you would like something special in your home or a charming gift for your loved ones.

As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns. 


Please place a fireproof dish under all candles.

Small: approx. 10 cm high and 12 cm in length. 
Burn time: approx. 10 hours
Large: approx. 15cm high and 16cm in length with tusks
Burn time: approx. 25 hours

Burning instructions





How our Buffalo candles are made

The wax is coloured by mixing pigments with hot wax, which is then poured into flat sheets.

Sheets are marked, cut and then carefully layered according to the chosen design.

The resulting slabs are compressed, extruded and re-extruded and then sliced into thin veneers.

These veneers are then taken by the candle makers and skilfully stretched over a core of pure white wax and hand made into the desired shapes.

Read more about Swazi Candles here.

Additional information


Blue and White, Blue Delph, Classic, Ethnic, Swirl, Green patterned


Small, Medium

Our Artisans

About Swazi Candles – Proud members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association)

Swazi Candles was started in an old cowshed of a former dairy in 1982 by two South African art graduates. The little workshop soon gained a great reputation for producing unique candles and started attracting many visitors.

The vibrancy of the workshop, uniqueness of the product and the skill of the artisans resulted in Swazi Candles becoming one of Swaziland’s premier tourist attractions. Today, its unique candles are being treasured by ethical consumers world-wide. 

How your purchase can make a difference

Swaziland is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 40% of its population live on less than US$ 1.25 per day. Because of unfavourable climate conditions and low agricultural productivity, poverty is widespread.

Fair-trade benefits to artisans

Swazi Candles are one of the founding members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association). Its workers are part of the decision-making process in the company, which is committed to sharing profits and paying a living wage. By buying our candles, you play an important part in supporting this fair-trade movement. 


Eco-friendly packaging                            

We only use recycled or non-plastic packaging, so your purchase will be better for the planet, too!

Delivery speed 

Once you place your order, we will dispatch your candle within 2-3 working days. (Please note there may be delays during Covid.) 


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