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The History of the Candle

The history of the candle, which is used for lighting purposes, in religious ceremonies and celebrations, goes back to 5 thousand years according to the information in most places. The candle, which is said to have been invented in Egypt and Crete, is among the first inventions of Antiquity.

In the 1820s, the French chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul discovered stearic acid by separating the fatty acid from the glycerin in the oil, and better quality candles began to be produced with this substance called sterine. In 1834, inventor Joseph Morgan developed a machine that produced molded candles and laid the foundations for today's candle production.

Paraffin waxes were invented by Swedish chemist James Young in 1850. With the start of the sale of the light bulb in 1879, the use of candles for lighting purposes began to decrease, if not completely disappeared.

Candles, which are used as decoration objects in homes and workplaces today; It is also used in celebrations, prayers and meditations. The most preferred candle as a gift; means calmness, romance and good wishes to all of us!