Our Monkey Farts scented flame is a mix of fresh banana, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, air pocket gum and sentiments of vanilla. This fun tropical fragrance will have your home seeing grand, and fill your home paying little regard to which room you have the light.
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 it was ancient Romans who first developed the wick. Their process involved dipping rolled papyrus into melted fat or beeswax until the candle reached a suitable size. The candles were then used primarily in religious ceremonies, to light homes at night, and to aid travellers who moved during the night. We know from Biblical sources, as well as Jewish records that candles (presumably without a wick) have been an important part of religious ceremonies since at least 165 B.C.E.
Once the Romans had created the wicked candle, many more tried their hand at creating candles using different fuels and wick materials. One of the most common materials used, which is still in use today, is beeswax. The Chinese used beeswax in their candle making from an early time. In the 18th century, the onset of whaling allowed candle makers to access spermaceti – the crystalized sperm oil from a whale. This replaced the use of other animal fats and was preferred over other fats as it didn’t produce a bad smell or large quantities of smoke.
It wasn’t until the mid-19th century, when a young chemist named James Young refined paraffin wax by distilling coal. Because paraffin wax burns so clearly without odor, and was available cheaply, candles soon became a common household item. Around this time, wick creation was also improved, as different papers were used (as well as flax, hemp and cotton) and infused with chemicals that helped control the speed of burning.
Once the art of candle making had improved, candles also began to be used as a way of marking time. Since candles have a relatively steady burning rate, candle timers were marked with lines to depict how many hours had passed since the candle started burning.
With candles giving way to the invention of the lightbulb in 1879, lighting was no longer needed using candles. While candle making declined, they never went into extinction. They simply changed their function.
The growth of the United States oil and meat-packing industries during the first half of the 20th century meant an increase in the availability of candle-making ingredients such as paraffin. Though the use of candles declined over time, falling largely into disuse, they enjoyed a renewed popularity, no longer used for necessity, but for pleasure.
The popularity of candles increased well into the 1980s, as candles were enjoyed as decorative household items, ambience creators and were a popular choice for gifts. Candles were now produced in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. As the consumer interest in candles increased, scented candles were born.
The next ten years saw a strong surge in the interest and production of scented candles, as well as wide experimentation with new types of candle waxes, including palm wax, and soy.
Though candles are no longer used as our major source of light at night, they have continued to grow in popularity and use. Today candles are used in cakes to celebrate, to set the mood for a romantic evening, to decorate a space with color, and to fill a room with fresh scent.
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Using The Sun Garden to Heat Your Home
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 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 to collect the heat from a lit candle and concentrate it, radiating it out into any room of your house.
Five Must Have Candles This Spring
Spring is a time filled with warm weather and breathtaking scents. We all love to buy candles and have our house smell as fresh and clean as the outdoors, but there are so many different scents to choose from. If you love candles and want to celebrate the spring with a candle, we can help. These are five candles you need for your home this spring. Take a look and buy a candle now!
Palm Wax Vs Soy Wax; The Difference Between The Two.
When using different kinds of waxes to keep your home smelling fresh, there is two major ones to use. These are palm wax and soy wax. They both have pros and cons when being used. This blog will go over everything you need to know about palm and soy wax. See which one you will find perfect for you to use in your home!
The Perks Of Holiday Candles.
Sometimes the best gifts are small, everyday items. This is especially true for candles. But, these aren't just any candles, they are holiday themed candles! Need to be more convinced? Check out this blog and why holiday candles are the best gift idea when getting someone a present!
The Gift of Scent; Why Scented Candles Make a Good Gift
Candles do so much for being such a small item. People around the world fall in love with these candles every day, and for good reason. Many people don't realize just how magical scented candles are. Are you one of the many who wonder why candles are such a big deal? Let this blog explain it to you!
Natural Wax Candles – The Renewable and More Efficient Choice
The aromatic scent and the warm flickers of a flame can create a wonderful ambiance in your home. Unfortunately, those trusty paraffin candles can disperse not just aromatic fragrances but also toxins that can cause numerous problems, such as health problems, stains on walls/ceilings and pollution. This is why it is important to choose Soy candles because, in the long run, it spells the difference between harm and health.
Perfect Candle Scents from Summer to Spring to Every Season in Between
Candles happen to be the perfect choice for dispersing wonderful fragrances inside the home. Aside from that, candles have the ability to transform a corner into a romantic place and they are perfectly capable of making your home smell good for long periods of time. Undeniably, people have distinct preferences when it comes to fragrances. There are those who stick to flowery scents, those who love the cool smell of herb scents and those who adore to smell vanilla in their homes. There are also pastry smells that can make a home welcoming. Needless to say, there are scents which simply suit the seasons. Here are some of the best seasonal smells that will tease your nostrils.
Differences Between Diffusers and Room Oils
These days, home fragrance products are getting a lot of attention. If you ever find yourself confused about diffusers and essential oils, here’s a rundown of the basic things that you should know about them.