Today let’s talk about history of candles.

History Of Candles

Humans have manufactured and used candles for more than 2000 years of history.

It was said that candle were already made by tallow as early as the 8th century BC.But it brings so much smoke when tallow candles burning.

2nd century AD, beeswax is found. Beewax candles have excellent performance, no smoke and smells good. But it is not going popular because of the expensive price.

In 1824, stearic acid was isolated from animal fats and rapidly used in candle manufacturing applications.

In 1830,paraffin wax can be refined from oil, lignite, natural gas which promotes the prosperity of the candle industry.

In 1879, due to the invention of the electric light, candle production decline.

In the early 20th century and candle production has been restored.The development of the United States meat products and the oil industry led the growth of stearic acid and paraffin and other by-products, which promotes the production of candles steady improvement.

The candle industry still booming though electric lights were found in recent years.This is because candles become daily life essentials to heighten the atmosphere.