5 Fun Candle Facts

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Did you know?

Candles are household staples in many own, but few know much about these humble lighting mechanisms. Here are 5 fun facts about candles that might surprise you:

  1. The word candle is derived from the Latin word candere, meaning to shine.
  2. Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women (but don’t worry guys, Escents Candle Company has strong men’s scents)
  3. Candles use to be a common way to measure time due to their consistent and measurable burning. Accuracy is another story.
  4. The fragrance of the first scented candles in the American colonies was bayberry.
  5. After modern lighting was invented (kerosene lamps, electric lightbulb, flashlights), candles were used for decoration and fragrance more than a light source.

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