Handmade Wooden Taper - Spill - for Lighting Candles, Pipes, or Cigars - Spanish Cedar Wood


Shipping to United States: Free

These Spanush cedar wood spills, also called tapers, are a throwback to lighting candles, pipes, and cigars in the days before matches. (Spanish cedar is the traditionally preferred wood for lighting cigars.) Spills were used to transfer a flame from a source (the hearth, or another candle) to something being lit. The spills burn for about a minute, giving ample time to light multiple candles around the house, or to get your cigar or pipe going.

Unlike lighters, which can leave tobacco products with residual flavors, wooden spills provide a natural and gentle flavor that complements perfectly; additionally, the flame is somewhat cooler than lighters, resulting in a less acrid experience.

A bundle of spills are also beautiful and elegantly rustic decoration, to go on your mantle. Add this essential item to your collection today and never go without a proper light again!

This listing is for one bundle of 15 spills, approximately 8 to 10 inches in length, wrapped with a wood shaving (similar to those pictured). These tapers are in Spanish cedar wood; I will be offering other woods in the near future (including cherry and maple). The spills ship USPS, packaged in a small box for their safety.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Legal imprint