are solid and self standing. Their shapes are
typically round, but also come in square, rectangular, hexagonal,
and other designs. Some may have more than one wick. Heat
resistant candle bases or stands must be used.
have a low, stable profile and
are designed to float on water.
They vary in form from simple, smooth designs to elaborate, realistic
are normally 2
1/2" high and usually square or cylindrical in shape. They are
burned safely in small, heat resistant, glass containers to control the liquefied
wax, as the candles burn.
Taper or Dinner Candles
they are also called, are usually 3/4" to 1" in diameter,
ranging from 6" - 18" tall. Tapers need to be securely set in an
appropriately designed candle holder, which will keep them in an upright
position for proper and safe burning.
Container or Filled Candles
are non-flammable, heat resistant containers which are filled with wax
and wick. Containers such as heat resistant glass jars and ceramic pottery are commonly used.
usually about 1 1/2" in diameter and around 3/4" high inside a cylindrical
metal container. These small filled candles are used in food warmers or as candles in a tealight holder.
are produced from gelled mineral oils or gelled, synthetic hydrocarbons.
They are transparent, rubbery and are usually poured into various shaped
containers. Gels can also be made rigid enough to retain and support their own shape.
may be found in any three dimensional shape imaginable. They can
be molded or sculpted by hand and are mostly for decorative use.
are for use
outdoors. They are placed in a container which is filled with sand.