Nothing creates a more relaxed ambiance than a beautiful display of candles. It welcomes you with inviting fragrance and stunning points of light. But with so many choices – tealights, votives, jar candles and pillar candles – how do you decide which candle form is best to suit the moment? Here, we’re going to break down exactly what a votive candle is and when it can be your best choice when it comes to home décor.

What is a votive candle?

Votive candles are one of the smaller types of candles that you can get, meaning that they’re easy to switch up and change out. They’re taller than tealight candles, and have been created with a special bell-top design to allow the wax to melt fully and evenly, allowing for an even distribution of mild fragrance. Votives liquefy completely and because they don’t come in a contained cup, you will require a votive holder in order to burn them.

How big is a votive candle?

Votive candles are usually bigger in height and width than tealight candles, meaning that they have a longer burn time. This means that votive candles might be a better choice over tealight candles if you need them for greater periods of time. PartyLite Votive Candles are 5 cm h (2”h) and 4 cm w (1½“w). There are six Votives in a box and each candle burns for 8-11 hours, making them a great candle for those long winter days spent at home or to burn while you're working from home during any season. And easy to switch out for a new fragrance tomorrow!

What are our votive candles made from?

Our Votives are made from a blend of non-toxic, high-quality paraffin and soy wax that offers a consistently clean burn. Our Votives are free of parabens, phalates, sulfates and palm oil, and the ingredients are never tested on animals. Our wicks are lead-free and 100% cotton.

What fragrances do votive candles come in?

Our product line is ever-changing so always check the Votives page to see what is currently available. With over 100 years of candle making experience, you can be sure that our votive candles are of the best fragrance quality. We work with world-renowned Master Perfumers to create fragrances made from the best essential oils and other ingredients from around the world. And we blend the fragrance throughout the entire candle to give you an incredible fragrance experience.

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Do I need to use a holder with a Votive Candle?

Yes. PartyLite Votive Candles liquefy completely so you do need to use a PartyLite votive holder. Our votive holders are available in a variety of materials and on-trend styles designed specifically to show off the eye-catching shimmer of our Votive Candles. You can even mix and match several holders. It’s never been easier to create your own personal home décor style with our Votive Candles and Holders.

How do I get candle wax out of the votive holder?

It’s a sad moment when your Votive Candle has burned down but it’s easy to get the last bit of wax out before you burn another candle. Simply wait until the holder has cooled and the wax has solidified, and then pop the holder into the refrigerator for about an hour. Gently remove the wax and metal wick clip. Be sure your holder has warmed back up to room temperature before you light the next candle.

Votive Candles are small but sweet and create beautiful points of light in your home. What better way to experience PartyLite fragrances? Learn what you love before committing to larger, longer burning Jar Candles! Our Votive Candles are easy to use and you can switch up with different votive candle holders, meaning you can create countless home décor combinations. Browse our assortment of Votive Candles and Votive Candle Holders today.

Rob Goodison