Everyone loves candles. For many, candles signal comfort, romance, ambiance and warmth. There are several different designs of candles that you can use to decorate your home. One that popular is pillar candles. Pillar candles are round and come in several heights. Pillar candles are candles which are extremely wide, allowing them to be burned for an extended period of time, since they have more wax available to fuel the flame. There are a variety of ways to use pillar candles, and they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Most stores which stock candles carry pillar candles, along with accessories which are designed to accommodate them, and they can be very useful to keep around the house, in the event of a power outage or simply to dress up the table for entertaining. Like other candles, pillar candles can be made from a wide variety of wax types, from paraffin to soy, and they may be dyed or left plain.
They are also available in scented and unscented versions to cater to individual tastes. Some companies sell their pillar candles loose, while others use packaging to contain the candles for sale; for people who are concerned about the environmental impacts of packaging, it is possible to find pillar candles with no packaging, or with easily recycled packaging. In addition to being purchased in stores, pillar candles are also easy to make at home. Candle wax and wicks are available at many craft stores.