In the year 1818, stearin was discovered for the first time as a suitable wax for making candles. Palm oil was used as the starting material; the by products of stearin are completely biologically degradable.
For this reason, stearin is the best candle material since the raw material grows again naturally and leaves behind no poisonous waste products. In contrast, paraffin is a waste product from the oil industry.
In addition, stearin candles are low-soot and retain their shape at higher temperatures.
Stearin is used in the pharmaceutic and cosmetic industries where it serves as basis for creams, ointments and tablets. Shaving cream, for instance, contains a high percentage of stearin.
Stearin candles are most suitable for people with allergies or asthma.