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How to choose which type of candle cover

by PAUL KEYES January 05, 2022 2 min read

The Big Question!

One of the most common questions we receive is "should I choose resin or beeswax". We also offer cardboard covers but beeswax and resin candle sleeves are by far our most popular. So which should you choose?

Beeswax or Resin?

Our personal preference are beeswax candle covers. Why? Because they are a 100% hand-made product. We manufacture all of our beeswax candle sleeves in house, right here in the U.S. Each one is unique because they are not made in a mold but are individually hand dipped. Even the drips are individually applied by hand. The end result is a one of a kind product where each one has it's own unique drip pattern. However, to use beeswax candle covers you must install them correctly to ensure they do not melt. Read on for our guidelines.

Beeswax candle sleeve

Instructions for Using Beeswax Candle Covers

If you use LED bulbs this is not a concern because they do not generate heat. If you prefer to use incandescent bulbs the bulb wattage must be limited to 25w. In addition, when installed, the top of the cover should be perfectly level with the top of the electric socket. If a beeswax candle cover is taller than this it will melt due to the heat of the bulb. Beeswax candle covers are not suitable for outdoor use. Here is an overview of how to use, and where not to use beeswax candle covers:

  • When using an incandescent bulb use a maximum of 25 watts.
  • You may safely use any wattage LED bulb.
  • When using an incandescent bulb the candle cover must be installed perfectly level with the top of the socket.
  • When using an LED bulb you should cover the entire metal base of the bulb.
  • When using incandescent bulbs beeswax candle covers should never be used in an enclosed fixture such as a lantern. Use only LED bulbs when inside an enclosed fixture.
  • Beeswax candle covers are not suitable for outdoor use.

When the above guidelines can be followed our beeswax candle covers will provide the best possible look. In addition, you will be using a one of a kind product that is hand made in the U.S.A.

Read our additional blog posts for answers to the following questions:

  • When should I use resin candle covers?
  • How do I know how to correctly measure to determine the correct height?
  • There are different socket sizes so how do I know what size candle sleeve to order?