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An Enduring History: Why Candles Have Always Lit the Way

An Enduring History: Why Candles Have Always Lit the Way

An Enduring History: Why Candles Have Always Lit the Way Description:  Learn about the history of the candle, and why they are still relevant today.   For thousands of years, candles have been lighting the way, either used as a means to light a home at night, or ceremoniously to honor the gods, or the fallen. Candles have never gone out of style in all that time as being one of the earliest forms of portable, yet sustainable light sources. Some of the world’s most inspired writing was done by candlelight, and families have always gathered around candles at night...

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What Does Burn Time Mean and Why is This Important for Candle Lovers?

What Does Burn Time Mean and Why is This Important for Candle Lovers?

Aromatherapy, ambiance lighting, stress-relief, religious services; candles are widely used in many folks' lives today. Such simple things on the surface, just some wax holding a wick, but there is much more to proper candle usage and care if you want to get the best results for whatever purpose you're interested in, and it all starts with “burn time.” Burn time is the estimated amount of time your candle will burn before it is no longer useable. However, this doesn't mean that you can just light the wick and let it go for the full burn time. Just like with...

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What Are Candles Made Of?

What Are Candles Made Of?

Description: Candles are one of the earliest forms of household lighting used throughout centuries to this day. Over the years, candles have been made from a few different forms of wax that range in burning points, longevity, and eco-friendliness. Before there were LEDs, electric lights, and oil lamps, there were candles. Candles have been used to illuminate dark spaces for centuries, and are associated with many poignant images, from the Elizabethan playwright toiling feverishly on Twelfth Night by candlelight to the Dickensian caricatures of working-class families gathered in a parlor after dusk.     These days, candles aren’t such an...

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Natural versus Non-Natural Candles – What’s the Difference?

Natural versus Non-Natural Candles – What’s the Difference?

Description:  What makes one candle natural and another not? Learn the differences in this blog post.   Years ago, candles were the source of light when the sun went down. Currently candles are used to give off a soft romantic glow or used as decoration. Whatever the reason that you use candles, you need to think about the product that you are burning. What is the difference between a natural and unnatural candle, and why does it matter?   Additives Many candles are made with paraffin wax and have chemicals for a variety of smells and colors. There are good...

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