White Citronella Candle

Citronella candle for repelling insects from your summer patio. Each candle comes in a reusable ceramic container. Soy wax is hand poured in Arizona. 75 hour burn time. A KM exclusive. (more info)

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This soy citronella candle is hand-poured into a reusable ceramic vessel. When the candle is lit, a bright, lemongrass scent will fill the air and naturally repel pesky insects. Each candle rests in a raw ceramic container that echoes the clean white lines of modernist architecture. Once the candle has burned all the way down, the ceramic container can hold household objects, from paper clips to cotton balls. The citronella scent is exclusive to Kaufmann Mercantile.

Use & Care

Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4” for the best possible burn. Candles should only be burned for three to four hours at a time. 

Production & Design

Standard Wax was started by close friends Sam Thompson and Andrew King, who met when their chairs were placed back to back at a graphic design job. King had long been a potter, and Thompson was attracted to a ceramic log he had created, which she thought would make a nice holiday gift for her mother if it was filled with a candle. King challenged Thompson to make the candle herself. “Candle making is really a science,” says Thompson. It took her one year of trial and error to create a candle that looks good and burns well. Once the candle making process was perfected, Thompson and King joined forces and began Standard Wax in a spacious Arizona production space.

To make this candle, King will make the ceramic containers, then Thompson will melt the wax down and add fragrance. The wax and sent elements are then left to meld together for four to five days. When they are solidified as a single entity, wicks are inserted into the stoneware candle bases and held straight with clothespins. The scented wax is hand-poured into each stoneware container and left to settle. Wicks are then trimmed to the right length and the candles are ready to be lit.


3.6” in diameter x 3” high
(9 cm x 7.5 cm)

Weighs 1 lb. (0.5 kg)

Ceramic container
Soy wax
Citronella oil
Cotton wick

Burn time: 75 hours

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Key points
- Citronella candle naturally repels insects
- Bright lemongrass scent
- Comes in a reusable ceramic container
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