History Of Candle
The history of the candle, used for lighting purposes, religious ceremonies and celebrations in most places goes back 5 thousand years. According to various resources, candles have been invented in Egypt and Crete; and it was among the first discoveries of the era.
In the 1820’s French chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul has discovered stearic acid by separating oil acid from glycerin in oil. With this substance called strerin, better quality candles started to be produced.
In 1834, inventor Joseph Morgan developed a machine that produced molded candles and this invention laid the foundations of today’s candle production. Paraffin candles were found by Swedish chemist James Young in 1850. When electric bulbs came into the market in 1879, the use of the candle for lighting purposes started to decrease.
Today, candles are used as decoration objects at homes and workplaces, for celebrations, and also used in prayers and meditations. The candle, which is also preferred as a gift; means tranquility, romance and positive wishes for all of us!