Elephant Pillar candle

Straight from the Mountain Kingdom of eSwatini these elephant pillar candles will add a taste of Africa to any room with these striking red and black candles with gorgeous elephant patterns.

They glow beautifully when lit and also make the perfect presents (even to yourself).


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Elephant Pillar candle


Enjoy and re-use 

Did you know that our wondeful fairtrade 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.

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 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.  

The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special.” Bob Marley

Our Elephant print candles certainly are close to perfect and special. So, make sure to buy one (or more!) if you would like something a little wild and unique in your home or a beautiful gift for animal lovers.

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


Please place a fireproof dish under all candles

Medium Pillar

Approx: 9cm x 9cm

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 this candles is 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.


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.


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