Arbutus Pillar Candles are free-standing, but should always be burned on top of a fire-proof dish or plate. We offer four widths and two shapes of pillars to fit all your favourite candle dishes.

  • Getting the most enjoyment from a pillar candle starts with the first burn, which should be 1 hour per inch of diameter (a 2” wide candle should be burned for 2 hours its first time).
  • If the burn pool reaches the edge of the candle, extinguish the flame.
  • Subsequent burns can be up to 4 hours. Burning pillar candles for much longer than this recommended period may result in wax leakage. We do not recommend burning candles for longer than 4 hours at a time; however, we have tested our candles with burns of up to 10 hours without experiencing dripping.
  • Should dripping occur, extinguish the candle immediately.
  • It is best to let a pillar candle sit for 2 days between burns.
  • As pillars burn down, the flame will eventually drop below the top ridges of the candle, creating walls that result in a magnificent glow. For ideal burns, do not tamper with the walls; allow the candle to burn down as it will.
  • Proper pillar maintenance will result in many hours of beautiful candle enjoyment.


Beeswax is a beautiful, unprocessed, natural wax. It is created by honey bees for the preparation of honeycomb, and has a long history of use by humans for many purposes. Beeswax candles radiate warm light and exude a lovely, honey aroma. Beeswax candles burn for a long time, providing hours of enjoyment. Beeswax varies somewhat in colour and aroma, so every beeswax candle is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

  • Beeswax burns at a higher temperature than soy. Please exercise caution around liquified beeswax.
  • Liquify wax around the wick before lighting beeswax candles. Tilt the candle slightly while lighting.


Candle Burning Tips:

  • Keep wick centered and trim to 1/4” before each burn.
  • Do not trim any shorter than 1/8”. Do not move if candle is burning or wax is hot. Extinguish candle and allow to cool before moving.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Rotate candles occasionally to promote even burning.
  • Remove any mushrooming (carbon build-up) at the end of the wick by extinguishing the candle and trimming the wick.
  • Extinguish candles with a snuffer to prevent wax spills and burn problems.
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