- Votive candles are small, thin candles that are designed to burn for 1-6 hours. They are typically around 1-3 inches tall and 0.5-1 inches in diameter. They are made from paraffin wax or soy wax and come in a wide variety of colors. Votive candles are commonly placed in small glass holders.
- Votive candles get their name from the Latin word ‘votum’ meaning ‘vow’ or ‘wish’. Historically they were used in churches or temples to represent prayers, devotion or intentions. Nowadays, votive candles are popular for home décor, aromatherapy, memorials, rituals, or ambiance. People often burn votives to set a mood, for relaxation, or ceremonial purposes.
- Votive candles are inexpensive, easy to use, and safe if used properly by placing them in a sturdy holder on a heat-safe surface. Their small size makes them convenient and versatile.
- Common places to find votive candles include craft stores, supermarkets, home goods stores, online retailers, churches and spiritual shops.
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