The Candle Trade,
A 3 Month Feature
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