Ever wondered about getting to know about that one thing that literally brings light and joy to your life? We are talking about scented candles, oils, flowers and scented sticks! Scented products have been an imperative part of every household. Since it has been something that is around you almost 24×7, we decided to make you aware of the same. So here are some interesting facts, which would very much amuse you, about the same!
Advent of Scented Candles
Did you know that the earliest surviving candles originated in China, around 200 BC, and were made of whale fat. Whereas, in ancient Rome candles were made of tallow. Tallow is a hard fatty substance made from rendered animal fat, used (especially formerly) in making candles and soap. European candles of antiquity were made from various forms of natural fat, tallow, and wax.
Scented candles were popularized in Colonial America when people began creating wax by boiling sweet-smelling bayberries. In the 1990s, soyabean wax came in the picture, as cleaner burning candles became more readily available, so did the variety of scented candles we have today.
In 2002, wick-less scented candles were introduced, these are ideal for households with pets and children, because they don’t require an open flame to burn.
Enough of the history! Let us talk about how these gorgeous candles are made.
Scented candles are made by adding fragrance oils to candle wax during the manufacturing process. Wax candles are usually made from paraffin, but they can also be made from materials like beeswax, plant waxes, or tallow (animal fat). Gel candles are made by combining a polymer and mineral oil. A wick is embedded in the wax or mineral oil. When the wick is lit, the wax or oil is heated to its melting point. In scented candles, the heat releases the fragrance from the scented oil in the candle. Different materials yield different results when burning, and adding too much oil to a candle mixture can make the candle give off soot when it burns.
Apart from scented candles a lot of people use scented sticks and oils as well. These scented products help in meditation, relaxation and to cure insomnia as well. Scented products fill the ambiance with positive energy which helps in lifting up one’s spirit and balancing emotions. Buying good quality scented products is always worth every penny spent!
Artificial Scented Flowers
When we are talking about scented candles, sticks and oils; artificial scented flowers cannot be missed. Scented artificial flowers come in variety of different styles and sizes. These flowers are available in a variety of colors and shades of blue, green, yellow, pink, ivory, red and so on. They will make your home feel fresh and relaxing (fragrance lasts up to 6 months). Scented artificial flowers can be used in your home or for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings.
With your creativity, you can make lovely decorations with scented artificial flowers. Don’t you just love to have a variety of colours, styles and fragrances to choose from? With scented artificial flowers you have a great variety in your home.
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