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Category: Accessories > other accessories

Beeswax candle

Beeswax candle

Century: XII, XIII, XIV, XV
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CODE Material Standard Price
ANIR0198OtherHand-made 2.50 EUR
ANIR0303OtherHand-made 3.50 EUR

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Medieval candle made of beeswax. Beeswax candle is made using a traditional method of dunking a wick in hot wax. The result is a product of individual, irregular shape and color. To increase the comfort of using it, it is worth getting one of our candlesticks.

Our beewax candle is available in three sizes:
ANIR0198 — around 14 cm of height, 50 g of weight, and 4 hours of burn-time
ANIR0302 — around 18 cm of height, 50 g of weight, and 4 hours of burn-time
ANIR0303 - around 18 cm of height, 90 g of weight, and 7 hours of burn-time

Beeswax candles in the Middle Ages

History of a beewax candle is very long, reaching even up to year 3000 BC. However, it is worth underlining that ways of producing it were changing in the course of time. Up till the Middle Ages, people used a tallow - an animal fat. Later, it started to be gradually replaced with beeswax candles, having indisputable advantages.

Medieval candles of this type were much more friendly for surroundings.| They don't produce smoke and bad smell caused by fat burning. In comparison, the smell of beeswax candles is slightly sweet and much more likable.

Thus, medieval candles from beeswax were perfect to use in closed spaces. These were also extremely popular in churches. As beeswax was relatively expensive in the past, the average homestead rather stayed with cheaper solutions.

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