The History And Essential Information About Candles
Candles can be found in most households around the world. Whether for practical purposes, decoration or religious purposes, candles have far outlived their image of being used only to light the way of people before electricity had been invented. They are still used widely even today.
It is easy to find a great use for candles no matter what size, color or shape it is. A decorative candle can have practical purposes, while a simple candle can be given more meaning and symbolize hope when used in religious ceremonies.
Despite their simplicity, candles have a very colorful history. While in some cases the Egypti marc jacobs ans are being credited for having used the first candles, the Romans were actually the first ones to use the candles that we know of.
Before wax, tallow (from sheep suet) was used in making candles. But because these tallow candles produce a foul odor and dark smoke when lit, people in the Middle Ages learned to use beeswax and favored its marc jacobs clean flame.
Beeswax supply was scarce at one point in time. Thus, the use of these candles were limited to the upper class.
People also tried using spermaceti and paraffin in candles, but today, paraffin is the still being used and spermaceti has been discontinued.
Candles are now being used in aromatherapy sessions (in burning oil), in religious celebrations, during birthdays, when going through dark pathways, and they are also being used to create an ambiance of romance and passion during candlelit dinners.
Candles are sold in various designs, colors and scents to cater to different needs. The marc jacobs y are commonly used for decorating and special occasions and events, including holidays.
You can even skip buying these candles as candle making can easily be done at home. Using beeswax (available in hobby stores), wick and a mold, you can easily make candles that you can personally use, give as gifts or as candle wedding favors. They are also easy to package as gifts or favors as you can simply tie a ribbon around them and attach favor labels. You can also place them in boxes or even small bags tied with rib marc jacobs bon.
Do take precaution as well when using candles. They can cause damage when left unattended, particularly if something around them catches fire. Handle them with care, and candles can bask you in their warmth as they light up your rooms and brings light to your senses. To view some candle wedding favors or to get more planning tips and wedding placecard holders, go to Bridal and Wedding Favors.