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.
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
To get the best out of your candle, please read the directions before use.
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch
Place the candle on a suitable container to contain any wax spillage
Burn away from draughts
Extinguish 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.