Ritual candles come in a variety of molded forms and are generally used in rituals to represent a person or object that is intended to be the focal point or influential purpose of the ritual being performed. Altar candles are molded, straight sided candles that vary in height and shape. They are used as offerings during individual or group prayer sessions or rituals and for general candle work. In preparation for altar work both ritual and altar candles can be inscribed with names by carving into the wax with a knife or needle and then dressing them with oils and herbal powders. For safety never leave a candle burning unattended. Candle products ordered from this page are ones that will be shipped out to the customer. To order candles you want us to burn for you, go to Setting Lights Services in the menu.