A candle is an ignitable wick embedded in wax, or another flammable solid substance such as tallow, that provides light, and in some cases, a fragrance. A candle can also provide heat, or be used as a method of keeping time. The candle can be used during the event of a power outage to provide light. When you light a candle, you melt the wax in and near the wick. The wick absorbs the liquid wax and pulls it upward. The heat of the flame vaporizes the wax, and it is the wax vapor that burns. … It continues to form as long as the wick is hot enough to vaporize paraffin.
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.
Important things about Candles
Always burn a candle for at least an hour to allow the candle wax to melt properly and provide sufficient time for the scent to evaporate. If you are in a rush to leave home, opt for a diffuser or room spray as a quick fix instead of a candle. Observe where the candles are placed. However never leave the house with the candles still in light. Check the candles whether it is burning or not twice before you leave the house.
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