How They're Made

Each of our taper candles is crafted by hand in a multi-step process designed to create a beautiful shape + even burn. 

Step #1: Wick

How They're Made - Hand Dipped Taper Candles - Wicking - Mole Hollow Candles 

We hand wick each frame with 100% cotton wick. The thickness + structure of the wick varies based on the size of the candle. 

Step #2: Dip

How They're Made - Hand Dipped Taper Candles - Dipping - Mole Hollow Candles

Each frame of tapers is dipped over 20 times. By varying the speed with which they dip, and the temperature of the wax, our dippers are able to create an elegant tapered shape with our signature Spun Finish. 

Step #3: Flute

How They're Made - Hand Dipped Taper Candles - Wicking - Mole Hollow Candles

To ensure that our candles fit perfectly (and consistently!) in your favorite holders, we finish our candles with a process that we call "fluting". This creates a flat bottom + even base.

Step #4: Package

How They're Made - Hand Dipped Taper Candles - Packing - Mole Hollow Candles

Our standard tapers are packed into a box bearing the signature of the craftsperson who dipped your candles. 

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