An ester & erik pillar candle is made from 100% refined and high-quality paraffin wax. All wicks are made of the best cotton quality and carefully dimensioned to the pillar candle. The pillar candles are manufactured using a technique called cold compacting. The paraffin wax is compressed at a pressure of two tonnes. The intense pressure results in an exceptionally high-quality candle with unparalleled burn time. Therefore, it is particularly important to use a candle extinguisher to put the candle out; this keeps the wick intact while preserving the burn time.