As many of you know, there are many different types of candles. In our store, you will find a total of 15 different types of candles: Devotional, Beeswax pillar, Paraffin pillar, Votive, Wedding, Anniversary, Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Presence Candle, Christmas, Pascal Candles, Vigil, Processional, Novena and Saint.
We already discussed the devotional candle and their uses in my previous blog http://www.rdmacleanshop.com/blog/-devotional-candles-and-their-uses
The beeswax candles or Altar candles are made with 66 2/3% beeswax. This is the minimum requirement to be liturgically correct here in Canada.
The best way to burn the Altar Candles is to use a follower. The followers come in brass or pyrex. Place the follower on the candle once it is burning for about an hour cinch down on the follower to create a seal. Once you do this the follower should not be removed for the life of the candle. This allows for proper burning of the candle and should not drip. In the end it will be more economical.
The Altar Candles come in 3 standard lengths 9", 12" or 15". The standard width come in 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2, 2 1/2" and 3". They come in 3 styles plain end used with a socket, tenex with the use of a tenex peg the size of your small finger, and pan diametre which uses a small cup within the candle.