Demand for candles increases in this time of the year. The aim is not only dismissing the early darkness with cozy and romantic lighting but raising the shine of the coming feasts also. However, there are differences between the materials of candles and the production methods have a long history in elder days.
Beeswax was the first known wax. Nowadays using it is fashionable again. It burns long but it’s harder to work with. The candle is made of it by bailing, casting or rolling up wax sheets. The material has the smell and the color of honey.
Candles were made of tallow until the end of the 19th century. These were cheaper than wax, so mostly the poor used them. It had bad small because of its animal origin and sooted very much. In the ancient times animal fat and plant oils were burnt in small clay pots as lamps.
Stearin comes from natural fat, the candle made of it will be opalescent and milk-white. is the solid material breaks easily, candle can be made of it only by casting.
Paraffin is a petrol derivative, nowadays this is the most common material. It is easily workable, colorable and suitable for both casting and bailing.
The material of gel candle is actually a gelatinous textured limpid wax. It is suitable for casting. Bubbling can be eliminated by dipping the glass in hot water during casting.
Wick is an essential part of any kind of candles, which is a spun cotton material treated with paraffin. This provides the soot-free burning.
Any shape, color or smell candle is chosen for mood-lighting, it will be the part of the interior. Ask for help of an interior designer for planning the mood-lighting for a special occasion.

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