(Closed) Do candles discolor?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I pre-bought my candles at least a year ahead and none of them were discolored.  Be aware with ivory candles, unless you buy the exact same ones, the color will vary some (but honestly, it’s not noticeable).

Post # 5
47212 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ivory candles will not discolor.

Post # 6
6392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think they do discolor, but it takes years. Multiple years, and bad conditions like being left directly in sunlight. You’ll definitely be fine!

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They DO discolor, as I work in a store with a lot of candles and have seen all different candles turn into weird discolored shades. Yes, even the white and ivory candles can turn into a yellowish color. I agree with@jo.lee: they won’t in the time you are buying/using them unless they are in the sun. Just store them away from the light!

Post # 8
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just pulled a white pillar candle out from under the bathroom sink that has been there for at least 2 years.  In perfect condition still. 🙂

I agree with PP though to keep them out of the sun in a cool, dry place. 

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