Our exclusive range of dripless taper candles are excellent for dinner parties and banquets. Made of stearin, a clean burning wax, superior to parrafin and ideal for candelabra candles as they do not drip or give off excessive smoke. When making candles several types of wax are used. Each has its own characteristics. The wax used in our dripless taper candles contains Styrene acid. This acid produces a harder wax, which naturally has a higher melting point. The heat from the candle wick is not enough to melt the wax around the outer edge of the candle. So a solid wax rim holds in a pool of liquid wax. The thicker the candle, the less likely it is the heat from the wick will be able to melt the edges of the candle. Even dripless taper candles will drip if there is a draft or breeze, as a draft blows the hot air from the wick to one side, the hard edge of the dripless candle will begin to melt, allowing the liquid wax to drip.
For a dripless candle to remain dripless, burning conditions must be ideal. The candle has to stand up vertically -- not even at a slight angle -- to keep the drips at bay. Keep the dripless candle away from drafts as well, as a slight breeze could cause the flame to flare up larger than usual or to touch areas of wax that it normally wouldn't reach, causing drips.