Tealight and Votive Candles
Tealight and votive candles are small cylindrical candles that are used in a variety of settings to enhance the relaxation of your atmosphere. Tealights are usually burned inside a candle holder, which makes them useful for decoration. These inexpensive candles are great for mood lighting around the house, near relaxing baths, or for the dining room. Since these candles are smaller, the wick is usually anchored to the bottom of the cup, because as the candle burns the wax turns to liquid, and the wick could float to the top. Most tealight candles burn for about three to five hours, depending on wax quality and the wick. Tealights were also used originally for foodservice, being placed under a chafing dish in order to keep food warm. They are also used to warm scented oils, and help spread it through the air of your establishment.
Votive candles are usually white and unscented, being associated with religious ceremonies or birthday parties. Votives are often lit while the person is in prayer, or they are used to create a pleasantly lit atmosphere. These candles are popular because they do not leave behind melted wax, but they turn into a liquid, so there is no mess. At Foodservice Superstore, we have a great selection of tealight and votive candles that are both simple and elegant.