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
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.