Search for Keywords, Brands, Product Codes...

Home » Candle Information » Candle History 

Candle History

Candles have been used for more than 5000 years, yet it is very hard to pin point their origins. It is often though that the first candles were used by the Egyptians, who used rushlights or torches made by soaking reeds in melted animal fats, although this had no wick, like a true candle. Evidence has also been found that in early Chinese history a form of candle was moulded using paper tubes, and made from the waxes of plants and insects, and contained a rice paper as a wick. It is also known that candles played a large part in religious ceremonies, such as Hanukkah, the festival of light, which involves the lighting of candles, dates back to 165bc.

In the middle ages, a major improvement came to Europe in the form of a beeswax candle...

Before electricity became a normal household utility, the candle was the common source of lighting...

Candles are used in a wide range of different faiths religious ceremonies...

A Candle Clock is a thin candle with consistently spaced markings, normally numbers, that when...

Candles in today's society have come a long way since their initial use. Although they have moved on...

Normally held during either the summer solstice or winter solstice, Candle Night is an international...

Candle making is an age old art. Candles can be made in various ways. It can be produced through...

The National Candle Association (NCA) is the major trade association representing U.S. candle...

Featured Candle Products

225 x 50 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle

225 x 50 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£5.69]

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Small - 50hrs

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Small - 50hrs [£2.39]

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Large - 150hrs

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Large - 150hrs [£6.59]

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Medium - 100hrs

Vanilla Bean Pillar Candle Medium - 100hrs [£4.39]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (150 Hours)

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (150 Hours) [£5.99]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (100 hours)

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (100 hours) [£3.99]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (75 hours)

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (75 hours) [£3.59]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (50 hours)

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle (50 hours) [£2.55]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle - 25 Hours

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle - 25 Hours [£1.49]

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle - 50 Hours

Waxy Facts Long Burning Pillar Candle - 50 Hours [£2.55]

300 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle

300 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£12.85]

Beeswax Dinner Candles (2 Pack)

Beeswax Dinner Candles (2 Pack) [£5.25]

100 X 100 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle

100 X 100 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£8.99]

150 x 50 Price's Beeswax Blended  Church Candle

150 x 50 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£3.35]

225 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle

225 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£10.25]

75 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle

75 x 70 Price's Beeswax Blended Church Candle [£3.99]

  

Special Deals

    Customer Testimonials

    " just received my latest order from you and I was SO pleased with the merchandise and the packaging, not to mention the expediency of the delivery of the order. My first order went very well, and" - Janet

    Read More Testimonials »

    Our Address

    ScentedCandleShop.com
    Unit F5, Phoenix Ind Est,
    Roslyn Crescent
    Harrow
    London, HA1 2SP
    United Kingdom

    © 2007-2017 ScentedCandleShop.com All Rights Reserved.

    Powered by Merchant Venture