Candles made from old craft traditions

We are producing candles since 1965. This means that our candles are made based on more than 50 years of experience and traditions, and that we keep a close eye on each stage of the production.

As a result, we produce quality candles with a prolonged, beautiful, and even burn. We are proud of that – in fact so proud that we love when our customers pay a visit to the factory.

However, unfortunately not everyone has the opportunity to visit us in Hasselager. Hence, on this page we share some insights into how we make our candles.

Quality begins with the raw materials

Thus, we only use the best materials available.
We have carefully selected the best suppliers in Europe – all of which are RAL GZ 041 certified. All our candles consist of 100% food approved paraffin.

Our wicks are adapted to the specific candle to ensure an even burn.

In the effort to make candles that burn perfectly and soot-free, all details down to the individual threads in the wicks are important. Therefore, we chose to work with the best wicks from the German manufacturer, Henschke Docht. All our wicks live up to the strict Oeko-tex 100 standard. Among other things, it guarantees that the wicks do not contain lead, and thus do not emit lead when burned.

Because we only work with paraffin – and not stearin – we can use cotton wicks that are not impregnated with e.g., salt. It greatly reduces particle emissions – in fact to such an extent that there are virtually no ultrafine particles in the air when you burn our paraffin candle.

Provided the candle is burned correctly of course.

Read more about how to correctly burn a candle in our consumer guide here.

Read more in the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s report here.

2 types of candles – 2000 variations

At Diederich Lys we are specialized in making two types of candles: Pillar candles and tapered candles. They each come in different sizes – and combined with our 50+ colors and many different finishes (such as brushed, with a glossed finish or with print), our range consists of more than 2000 unique candles.

Pillar candles

Our pillar candles are manufactured via a method called “cold compression”. This means that the paraffin granules are compressed under a pressure of up to 2 tonnes. This very strong compression prolongs the burning time of the candle.

Tapered candles

Our tapered candles are produced by dipping the wick in liquid paraffin, which is approx. 65 degrees hot. This process is repeated until the candle has the right size.


All our candles have a white core, which consists of 100% food approved paraffin. For the reason that surface colored candles soot less that solid-colored candles our candles are only surface colored.

We actually have the machines for it – however, we prefer to color our candles by hand. With lots of love, our skilled employees dip the candles in a colored wax, which has a different melting point than the core.

This means that the core melts a little faster than the surface color. As a result, the candle has an even and beautiful burn.