Candle Facts #2 - Lottie Elizabeth Ltd

Candle Facts #2

Candle Facts #2

Candles have been an essential part of human civilization for thousands of years, providing both practical and symbolic uses. From their early origins as simple reeds dipped in animal fat to the vast variety of candles available today, they have remained a timeless source of comfort, beauty, and inspiration.

Here are 10 more fascinating facts about candles that you may not have known:

  1. Some candles are scented with essential oils, which can have therapeutic benefits such as reducing stress or promoting relaxation.
  2. Candle making was once a highly skilled trade, and candle makers were highly respected members of their communities.
  3. Candle wax can be coloured using various pigments, dyes, or even natural materials like beet juice.
  4. The process of making candles is called chandlery.
  5. The fragrance industry is worth billions of dollars, and scented candles are a popular way to add fragrance to a home or space.
  6. Some candles are designed to repel insects, using essential oils like citronella, eucalyptus or lavender
  7. The earliest known candle holders were made of clay and date back to ancient Egypt.
  8. In some cultures, candles are used as a symbol of hope or remembrance, such as in memorial services or during religious holidays.
  9. The colour of a candle's flame can indicate the temperature of the flame or the presence of certain chemicals in the wax.
  10. Candles can be used for more than just lighting or fragrance, such as in crafting or as a tool for meditation.
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