Sensual Candles: A little History of Candles
The use of candles dates back over 3000 years. Early monks were said to be the first to create candles and used them in church services and as a means of revenue for early monasteries. Until the advent of electricity, candles were a very important part of daily life.
Different native materials have been used around the world to create candles: olive oil, flax threads dipped in pitch, coconut oil, palm oil and beeswax were all used before the advent of electricity.