I created this candle shape from a clay sculpture I made in 2020. I could have bought a ready-made silicone mould but all that was available were unnatural body poses (arched back/bum sticking out) of women. I decided there and then to create a women's empowerment range of candles and this body shape was where it all began.
I feel it is appropriate to use this candle as a charitable candle. With every purchase of this body shape, I will donate £1 to SAMH. SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities, they work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with their national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
These candles will be made to order so please allow a day or two before dispatch.
For candle care on how to prolong your candle life if a slit forms, feel free to watch this video here :)
Slim Female Torso Candles
These feel like my proudest creation so far; I made the torso from clay over a couple of months, fired it in a kiln, created a silicone mould and then made it into a candle! Turns out the silicone moulds I made were not great....so I hired someone else to do it and now these women are a new and improved version!
Each of these ladies burn for around an hour and are unscented. If you find there's a slit formed where the wax pours out, this will burn through your candle faster. It looks great and rather spooky, but if you'd rather have the candle for longer, extinguish the candle and use the soft molten wax to cover slit. Wait until wax has solidified before burning again.
As soy wax burns at a lower temperature than regular paraffin wax, it should be okay to handle. However, if you have extra sensitive skin, wait a few moments for wax to cool.
Always burn upright and secure in or on a heat resistant container – hot wax may drip. Candles with a diameter of over 5cm / 2 inches should be burned on a spiked holder or flat dish. Allow wax to solidify before relighting. Ensure candles are positioned securely in an upright position. Extinguish candle before flame reaches within 2cm /1 inch of the holder. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time.