Candle Origins Before candles were a popular way to relax in the bath, to add fragrance to your home or create a romantic atmosphere, they were actually used primarily for their function – to give light, and heat. Candles have been used to illuminate for thousands of years, but very little is known about their origin. What we do know, is that the first candles were not wicked, as modern candles are. It is thought that the first candles were developed by the ancient Egyptians in 3,000 B.C.E, who created torches by soaking reeds in animal fats which acted as a kind of wick. Other evidence suggests that the earliest candles were made in China during the Qin Dynasty, using whale fat, and it has also been suggested that India may have begun using candles around the same time, using the waxy residue that is left when cinnamon is boiled. Regardless of which culture should be credited with creating this first candle prototype, it is generally agreed among historians that itRead more
What Are Flower Pot Heaters? As well as emitting delicate fragrance within your home environment, The Sun Garden’s heavenly range of all-natural palm wax candles can also be a great way of generating heat, to add warmth and comfort to smaller spaces within your home. Though candles produce a suitable amount of heat all on their own, with the addition of a couple of simple and inexpensive household items, you can turn your candles into an efficient ‘flower-pot heater’. This simple but effective method allows natural, affordable terracotta pots (that you may already have around the house) to collect the heat from a lit candle and concentrate it, radiating it out into any room of your house. This method results in the heat the candle produces being more available to the immediate area, giving you access to more heat than a naked flame alone. The basic method involves creating a two-layered structure from your pots, with a small assembly underneath, and isRead more
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The aromatic scent and the warm flickers of a flame can create a wonderful ambiance in your home. Unfortunately, those trusty paraffin candles can disperse not just aromatic fragrances but also toxins that can cause numerous problems, such as health problems, stains on walls/ceilings and pollution. This is why it is important to choose Soy candles because, in the long run, it spells the difference between harm and health.
What are Natural Candles?Natural candles are made from renewable resources such as beeswax, soy and palm oil. These candles are better alternatives for regular paraffin candles for a number of reasons such as their efficiency and safety. Undeniably, candles from natural wax can make your home a healthier place compared to regular candles.
What Makes Natural Candles Different?Natural candles are different from regular paraffin candles because they don’t pollute
Soy candles are getting a lot of hype these days as they are considered to be a better alternative to regular paraffin candles. A lot of benefits are associated with these candles and they happen to be cost effective and renewable.
Soy Candles – Are They A Better Choice?Using candles made from soy wax is a wonderful way to help not just the environment but also the local farmers. Most people find it difficult to break free of the habit of using paraffin candles because using an all natural alternative, such as beeswax, is more expensive. Natural soy candles, however, burn twice as long as regular paraffin candles making them more efficient. Plus these candles are cheaper than the regular paraffin candles.
Where Do Soy Candles Come From?Soy candles come from soybeans which are truly versatile products. As a high protein source, soy has been part of the recommended healthy diet for years.