A wax tribute to one of my favorite sculptures the Vestal Virgil, created in beeswax and soy wax and scented with nag champa.
I’ve wanted a small replica statue of this for years, but they’ve always been worth the price, but financially unobtainable to me.
When I found this mould, I knew it was meant for me (and many of you).
Pure beeswax scented with rich and mysterious Nag Champa, so it smells like your favorite head shop.
Available as a candle or wickless wax statue.
This beauty measures 5 inches tall and is 4.72 inches wide and weighs around 12 ounces.
The Veiled Vestal is an 1847 sculpture by Rafaelle Monti. The work was commissioned by William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire during an 1846 trip to Naples. It is a representation of a Vestal Virgin, the priestesses of the Ancient Roman goddess Vesta. The subject was popular at this time due to the then recent discovery of the House of the Vestals in Pompeii. The depiction of translucent fabrics was popular at the time and Monti was requested to use the technique in this sculpture. Monti completed the sculpture in April 1847 and it was afterwards displayed at Cavendish's West London Chiswick House.
Wikipedia contributors. (2022, April 18). Veiled Vestal. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:33, May 14, 2022
Be sure to place on a heat proof candle tray or bowl if you actually burn this cutie as it will drip when it melts and will need a shallow vessel to contain the wax as it melts. As with all candle never leave unattended, but exercise a little extra caution with pillar candles as they aren't contained and can damage surfaces as they melt.
I make these one at a time and they take around 24 hours to actually be ready to unmould, that's why there aren't many listed so check back often if this listing is sold out when you see it.
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If lighting seems difficult, the wick is too far above the surface of the wax when the candle is initially lit. Always light at the wax level, not the top of the wick.
Solution: Make sure the wick is trimmed to be no longer than 1/8” – 3/16” / 6.4mm – 4.8mm above the wax. This seems counterintuitive, as we think a longer wick will make a larger flame, but it will not. The longer the wick, the harder it is for the wax to flow up to the top.
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Bulk orders of 20 or more mixed and matched from current inventory will be processed in our current processing time (usually 1-3 days).
We will set up a custom listing for your purchase with calculated shipping and a 20% discount.
We do not offer custom labels for wholesale but do offer unlabeled for 20 or more or a single scent.
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Now let’s talk about wax. Unless you are eating your candles (which you shouldn’t be) you don’t need to worry about them being produced with “Organic Soy wax”. This is good because organic soy wax doesn’t exist.
The process of converting the oil into a wax itself renders the wax ineligible for organic certification. Even if a manufacture used the 5-9% of soybeans grown in the USA that are Organic Bean, the process itself makes them not organic.
Should you worry about this? The simple answer is no, soy wax is safe. You should worry about a company that claims their soy candles are organic. We use wax made with only Renewable Midwest Grown Soybeans.
We use only phthalate free fragrance oils and essential oil blends in our products.
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We may use products that are made with nuts, plants and fragrances. There is always a possibility for cross exposure to products. People with sensitivities to allergies should not purchase products from us as there’s always the possibility for a lavender bud or a drop of coconut oil to relocate itself during the making process.
The burn time for our candles varies based different variables, such as wax type. wick size, fragrance and type of vessel used. For smaller candles with smaller wicks, they burn an average 7-9 hours per ounce of wax. Larger candles may have large wicks which uses more wax to burn. They burn about 5-7 hours per ounce. Our speciality candles with beeswax blends may burn 7-10 hours per ounce, while our tea lights average 5-6 hours each.
Following our candle care and instruction guide will give you the best burn from each candle. Be sure to read and follow your candle care card included with your order.
Jun 4, 2022
When this candle was announced on instagram, I knew instantly that I wanted one. This has been one of my favorite sculptures. I had wanted the wickless version, but it sold out quickly the first time they were released, but I just snipped it off very closely, and you really can't tell. The details turned out so beautifully. It's a bit surprising, the precision of the details, considering it is wax. The lines of the veil over the face are so delicately delineated. It's just gorgeous, and I love the way it looks among my books, and other beloved relics.