Candle making - fast facts
Candle making - fast facts- The Egyptians formed candles that were made out of beeswax as early as 3000 BC.- The Chinese created candles from whale fat during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).
Candle Making - Fast Facts
- The Egyptians formed candles that were made out of beeswax as early as 3000 BC.
- The Chinese created candles from whale fat during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).
- In early China and Japan, tapers were made with wax from insects and seeds, wrapped in paper.
- In India, wax from boiling cinnamon was used for temple candles.
- Excavations at Pompeii, Italy, revealed several candelabra.
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- Before the mid-19th century, candles were made from tallow (a byproduct of beef-fat rendering). Paraffin wax is the most common candle wax but there are also candles made from gel, soy and beeswax.
- A candle manufacturer is traditionally known as a chandler.