We were taught in school that before the invention of electric lighting, candles and oil lamps are commonly used as illuminations. Nowadays, there are still areas in some corners of this world without electricity and Candles are routinely used.
For some reasons, I love candles and you can find it everywhere inside our home. Below are only some of the reasons why I always keep candles inside our premises.
I love the smell of scented candles. I am using the aesthetic value and scent of candles to make a soft, warm and romantic ambiance inside our home. I always love it! Do you?
Candles as Decorations- I love to decorate and in fact I also use candles as decorations. I have a lot of candle holders and I usually put colourful and scented candles on it. I have Christmas candles, spring and autumn candles as well. Candle holders from crystals to porcelains, ceramics to glasses are also found in our home.
Candles as religious or ritual purposes. Many are using candles as religious or ritual purposes. When I travel and visit a church and I always try to lit candles inside and offer some prayers. You might also notice that when you go inside a church, you always see candles inside especially on the altars.
Candles as emergency lighting- I remember back in my home country where we always have power failures. We always have candles ready to lit in times of electrical power failures. In my nine years of living here in Europe, I only experienced it twice in our area.
Scented candles as aromatherapy. I believed a lot of you are using candles due to its aroma. Yes, I do the same. It always feels good when we smell or breath something good. Scented candles truly bring therapy to us. It is like a balsam to our body.
Before I end up, I want to let you know that a candle manufacturer is traditionally called as chandler.