Stearin Wax produces the longest burning pillar candles and increases the melting point of paraffin wax to 80°C (176°F). Stearine candles burn longer, with steady, unwavering flames. Candles made with stearin wax are virtually dripless. They burn with smaller, neater flames, emitting less trails of smoke. You'll spend less time cleaning waxy messes off your cloths and tables. And best of all?...you'll be spared the damage of candle soot on walls and ceilings. Stearin candles survive hot weather - they keep their shapes, without melting and bending. The 8" Taper candles have an average burn time of 8 hours and the 10" for 11.5 hours. Made by IHR in Germany.