The artisans create the candles using the ancient technique of ‘millifiore’, which was a skill perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures and has been translated into use with wax.
The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical and are made using high grade paraffin that is long lasting.
Height: Approx. 5.5cm
Width: Approx. 5.5cm
Each candle burns for approximately 12 hours.
A unique and beautiful pattern
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 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.
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 the wick.
Pour off molten wax if necessary to enhance flame.
Lean back, relax and enjoy!
How the 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.