Round Swazi Pot candle

(3 customer reviews)

Get some Hygge in your life with these amazing fair-trade candles.

These slow-burning pot-shaped candles from Swaziland last for 45 hours -or more! As they can be re-used by inserting a tea light in.
When lit, the soft inner core of the candles melts away giving off the most amazing glow, and the harder external wax remains intact.

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Round Swazi Pot candle

Description

Fair trade Swazi candles – in unique beer pot shapes

Enjoy and re-use 

Did you know that our wonderful fair-trade candles for 45 hours, and that you can re-use them?  

They’re made from two types of wax, with the external patterned wax frame being extremely hard and durable. This frame holds its shape, so you can enjoy your stunning candle time and time again by putting a tea light or small candle inside! 

When re-using, we recommend burning the candle down to one-third of its height in order to keep its shape.

Did you know?

These are shaped after the traditional drinking beer pots in eSwatini which were made from local clays – they are still made and used to this day.

Each candle in our collection has been expertly crafted by professional candle-makers in the mountain kingdom of Eswatini, so you can be sure of their exceptional quality. As they’re handmade, no two 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.  

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

Size

Please place a fireproof dish under all candles

Small Pot candle

Approx: 7.5cm x 9cm

Burn time: approx. 30 hours

Medium Pot candle

Approx: 9cm x 12cm

Burn time: approx. 45 hours

User Guidance

To get the best out of your candle, please read the directions before use.

Keep wick trimmedKeep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch

 

use container

Place the candle on a suitable container to contain any wax spillage

 

Burn away from draughtsBurn away from draughts

 

Extinguish with snuffer or spoonExtinguish candle with snuffer  or back of a metal spoon taking care not to damage wick.

Pour off molten wax if necessary to enhance flame.

How these 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.

Additional information

Weight 600 g
Pattern

Black patterned, White with Orange border, White with black border, Black striped with white/black border, White with orange pattern

Size

Small, Medium

Delivery

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.) 

Our Artisans

About Swazi Candles – Proud founding 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 products and the skill of the artisans resulted in Swazi Candles becoming one of Eswatini’s premier tourist attractions. Today, its unique candles are being treasured by ethical consumers world-wide. 

How your purchase can make a difference 

Eswatini (formerly known as 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.

Fairtrade 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 fairtrade movement.

3 reviews for Round Swazi Pot candle

  1. Candice von Memerty

    I just love this candle! I got the white with orange border and the glow that you get is very warm and inviting. The fact that you can continue to use it forever by just placing tealights is another reason why you should buy it. I was so impressed that I got it for Xmas gifts for my family and they have all given it rave reviews.

  2. Martin L. (verified owner)

    Even better than I expected.

  3. margaret w. (verified owner)

    Beautifully Swazi.

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