My favorite kinds of candles are molded pillar candles. These are the beehive candles with the detailed bees on them, which you find at craft fairs and specialty candle places. These are the tall votive candles with the honeycomb texture. These are the roses, the light houses, the pinecones, and the pine trees. They can be any shape and a variety of sizes, depending on the mold.
They are beautiful in their detail. They don’t need a candle holder, just a flat non-combustible surface to stand on. They are favorite gifts, especially when made with beeswax.
When made with beeswax, they have all the benefits of a bees wax candle, including the air cleaning, ionizing effect. And the scent is more pronounced because there is more melted wax in the pool. They burn longer than other kinds of candles, too.
They are quick to make because you don’t have to stand over a hot stove to dip them. And they are easy for a beginner to make.
You can use candle ends and leftover beeswax to make these, too, so they can be economical.