I had some questions about candles and didnt find anything on the forum so i did some research and here is what i found.
There is primarily 3 types of candle wax:
1.Parafin waxwhich is your normal candle
2.Beeswax,which burns brighter and longer then a normal candle and does not drop
3.Soy candles which are apparently cleaner burning for more fragrance.
Price wise at least in my area, they seem to be around the same price, however beeswax is a little hard to come by without going to a specialty store.
For ritual purposes:
beeswax is a denser wax, which give it it’s higher melting point and longer burn time. You may have some minor issues if you need to inscribe anything on your candle. The longer burn time gives you more time before you need a new candle and the brighter flame has potential to be more easy to focus on.
Soy produces minimal amounts of soot and other air impurities, as such they’re generally used for scent candles, so you may have difficulty finding unscented candles. And also since there is less soot, these candles are great for “smokeless flame” (i’ve come across a few rituals that require a smokeless flame).
Writing from bottom to top will bring things to you, love, wealth fame etc etc and from top to bottom will send things away, bad energies, curses(both getting rid of a curse or sending one to someone else) etc etc.
If you’re confused what i mean by bottom to top or top to bottom. I think it like this; Assuming you’re writing from left to right, to go bottom to top put the base of the candle on your left side and start writing from the far left. If going from top to bottom put the wick on you left side and start writing as close to the wick as possible.
I’ll post more observations/research that i find valuable if/as i come across it.
I can also post about the different style/size of candles if people desire it but i feel most people will just go with the shape/style they like? I’ve yet to find a ritual that calls for a specific shape.