The Can­dle Trade,

A 3 Month Fea­ture

Thembu Royals Magazine - - Contents - WRIT­TEN BY IN­TER­NAL STAFF WRITER

Hu­man­ity is known to have made use of fire from time im­memo­rial for var­i­ous pur­poses. When there was sad­ness fire was used. When there was cel­e­bra­tions fire was used. When heal­ing had to be done, fire was used. In­deed var­i­ous op­tions when fire was used were lim­it­less. This prac­tice of the use of fire does not seem to have less­ened in to­day’s world. This makes the can­dle man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­ness one of the most pow­er­ful busi­nesses but which is hugely un­der­rated.

Can­dles were, and are still be­ing used in dif­fer­ent parts of the world for one or more of the fol­low­ing rea­sons;

To bring light, home dec­o­ra­tions, pub­lic cel­e­bra­tions, ro­mance, re­lax­ation in aro­mather­apy treat­ment, dur­ing be­reave­ment, var­i­ous re­li­gious cer­e­monies, and many more. Can­dles have de­vel­oped dur­ing the course of his­tory mov­ing from one stage to an­other. His­tory records that Egyp­tians used can­dles as early as in about 3,000 BC. The evo­lu­tion of can­dles had taken dif­fer­ent forms in dif­fer­ent parts of the world, like

Wax made from plants and in­sects.

Wax that was com­bined with seeds in China.

Wax that was made from tree nuts in Ja­pan.

In In­dia they boiled the fruit of cin­na­mon tree to ex­tract wax; and many more

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