Tealight candles are the little candles you get inside metal containers. These are quite popular for decoration inside small candle-lit lanterns and bowls. However, it is interesting to note that the original use they were created for was to keep food warm!... read more
The little casing the wax sits in is perfect for placing under a bain-marie for a steady little heat source. It is also great for putting under a fondue pot and keeping the cheese warm and runny. In fact, the name tealight comes from the fact that these little things were kept under teapots to make sure the tea did not get cold.
Today tealights are used more for their decorative value than any heating necessities. Tealight candles are great to use as floating candles because the wax is contained. They are even better as scented floating candles, because of soy wax.
Soy wax is lighter and burns at a lower temperature than paraffin wax. It is also great for absorbing the essential oils that are used for giving candles scent. The one disadvantage soy candles have is that they cannot hold their shape. That is something you do not have to worry about when you buy tealight candles online.
Tealight Candles Are the Versatile All-Rounders of the Candle World
Tealight candles also look great in small candle containers and candlesticks. You can use them in conjunction with multi wick candles or pillar candles to create an illuminated installation art. Different lengths of pillar candles and different sizes of multi wick of candles can make the candle corner look more interesting than with just one type of candles.
Tealight candles also work well with votive candles because of their small size. If you want a collection of small candles, you can use these two types. Tealight candles and votive candles are ideal for placing inside lantern holders with cut out patterns because of their size. They are small enough to hide inside, but provide a lovely patterned light from the cut shapes.
Tealight candles placed inside some of our lantern holders can be used to line a garden path. Your guests can follow the little light trail to come to your porch where these little candles are floating in a bowl of water with flowers. That would be an elegant welcome indeed!
What will look even more elegant is if you put some of the candles in our beautiful glass candle holders on the dinner table. Soy tealight candles also work very well inside a glass goblet candle holder, or even your basic martini glasses. Since soy burns at a lower temperature, the candle is less likely to heat up and damage the glass.
Tealight candles in both paraffin and soy also help you put your mind at ease about wax spillage. If you are planning to put the candles on a fancy tablecloth or a surface that is easily damaged, you do not want wax dripping on it. The container of the tealight candles will ensure that the melted wax does fall on those surfaces.
With such a multitude of uses, why not take a look at our selection of these versatile little candles? Failing that, check out our led candles or our scented candles.