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What? A Flameless Candle?

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

How do you light a candle without flame?

Sounds very philosophical, but its not rocket science :P

Candles have been around for a very long time, the first candles were created using natural materials including beeswax and tallow (animal fat) by the Egyptians in 3,000 BC. These early candles were used for both practical and ceremonial purposes.

In ancient Rome, candles were made from tallow and were used to light homes and public spaces. It is rumored that Emperor Nero had used a candle made from human fat during his reign.

During the Middle Ages, candles were made from beeswax, but they were expensive and only used by the wealthy. The majority of people burned tallow candles, which had an awful odor and a heavy, smoky flame.

Stearic acid candle were invented in the 18th century. It's made from vegetable oil which greatly improved the quality of candles. This led to an increase in the popularity of candles for both practical and decorative purposes.

In the 19th century, the invention of paraffin wax, a byproduct of petroleum, revolutionized candle-making. Paraffin wax was inexpensive and produced a bright, steady flame.

Today, candles are made from a variety of materials, including beeswax, soy wax, and vegetable-based waxes. They are used for a wide range of purposes, from providing light during power outages to creating a cozy ambiance in homes and restaurants. Human lifestyle have evolved with our inventions, yet these inventions somehow finds its way back in style.

Candle warmers became popular in the early 2000s as a safer alternative to burning candles, particularly in homes with small children or pets. This modern invention is designed to provide an alternative way to enjoy the fragrance of a candle without actually lighting it. There are 2 general types of candle warmers. A lamp top/base that is heated by electricity or a tea light candle and a dish on top where the candle is placed. The heat from the lamp/base melts the wax in the dish, releasing the fragrance without actually burning the candle. Allow people to enjoy the fragrance of a candle without the risk of fire, smoke, or soot.

While candle warmers are a relatively recent invention, the concept of melting wax to release fragrance has been around for centuries. In ancient times, wax and other fragrant materials were melted in oil lamps and used to scent homes and public spaces. Today, candle warmers are a convenient and safe way to enjoy the fragrance of a candle without the need for an open flame.

So friends, switch to candle warmers, they give the same wonderful aroma without the fire hazard, and make your candles last longer at the same time. If you love the warm cosy vibes of light candles at home, a candle warmer can achieve the same effect without releasing soot into the air. Plus, some can even serve as a night lamp if you turn off the heat function.

Give making your own flameless candle a try and explore our favorite scents. You can even purchase sample sizes to test them out.

P.S. If you're wondering where to find the best candle warmers, just ask! I know where the best ones are.


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