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Tallow Candles

Tallow or Old Wax Candle

The original type of candle, Tallow wax was smelly and smoky, this type of wax was taken from rendering down of animal carcasses. The best type of animal to use for Tallow wax was sheep or mutton. The fat from the animal was heated over a fire and the wick was dipped in and out, the more u dipped the thicker the candle. Wicks for this type of candle were normally made from, hemp, linen or cotton. It was widely used as it was cheap.


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