This is an awesome site for pure beeswax candles at a very reasonable price. I personally use the 9", 1/4" diameter tapers… the ordering process may be a bit annoying as first time CC orders are asked to phone in the info, but I have bought candles from them for my icon corner and they are so very worth it. Not only do they burn longer than paraffin candles, they don’t produce that black smoke like paraffin sometimes does, smell amazing, burn well without dripping and are made of pure ingredients as opposed to being the by-product of oil processing. I mean you get almost 40 candles at like 7 dollars before shipping, which is really good for high-quality beeswax.
because a lot of them are thinner than your average tapers or whatnot I just usually heat the bottom and stick it in the candle holder, or a little sand in some sort of small vase or container works very well, as that’s what’s used in Orthodox Churches usually.
The difference between beeswax and paraffin is like the difference between real resin incense and stick incense, good wine and the stuff in the box, once you’ve tried it nothing quite compares. I mean, you use what you can, but it’s desirable. Pure beeswax, like pure olive oil used in vigil lamps also has the significance of offering our best to God, and a small similarity to a “whole burnt offering” as it is entirely consumed.