1. A Short History of Candles

    Candle OriginsBefore 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
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  2. Using The Sun Garden to Heat Your Home

    terracotta_pot_heater_experiment_2_web-1024x659What 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
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  3. Palm Wax Vs Soy Wax; The Difference Between The Two.

    Soy wax is very popular for many things, including making scented candle wax. However, there is another wax that is being used now, and seems to be becoming more popular than soy wax. It's called palm wax. Not many people know a lot about it, but those who do swear that it's the best to use for so many reasons. This post will look into the differences between both palm and soy wax, and see which one is better to use. See which wax you will enjoy using more; palm or soy!   One of the big differences between these waxes is that Palm wax is 100% bio gradable and water soluble. However, soy wax can only be water soluble and bio gradable if it is pure. Though both of these vegetable waxes can be bio gradable and water soluble, the only one that can be at any time is palm wax. Sometimes there are impure ingredients put in soy wax to make it not bio gradable and water soluble. This makes palm wax easier and safer to use, rather than the mostly used soy wax.   Another great,

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