Smell, those beautiful Candles!
have more than a beautiful, and delightful smell to them. They have a
long history that dates back to at least the Ancient Egyptians. Today
they area great business opportunity for many. In fact, consumer retail
sales for the year of 2001 were projected at $2.3 billion,
not including candle accessories. So there are many candle companies
that offer great opportunities for a home based business.
Candle home parties are a delight to attend. You
get an opportunity to “treat” your nose to new, yet familiar scents and
maybe not so pleasant scents to your liking.
Hosting parties at home, such as a Candle party
could be a fresh new party to introduce your family and friends to, or
maybe you’re looking for a different fundraising idea. Why not try a
candle fundraising party? (More on that later.)
Here are other Candle facts:
Did you know that about 35% of the candles purchased are typically in
the Christmas Holiday season? So, that means 65% are purchased the rest
of the year.
Over, 300 known commercial,
religious and institutional manufacturers of candles in the United
States, as well as many small craft producers for local, non-commercial
major U.S. candle
manufacturer will offer 1,000 to 2,000 varieties of candles in its
Styles of Candles
96% of all candles
are bought by women.
Candles are used in 7 out
10 U.S. households.
Typically burning for less
than three hours per occasion.
Usually, they are burning
average 1-3 times per week.
Often each household burns
only 1-2 candles at any one time.
Ancient Egyptians who used rushlights, or torches, made by soaking the
pithy core of reeds in molten tallow, the rushlights had no wick like a
candle. It is the Romans who are credited with developing the wick
candle, using it to aid travelers at dark and lighting homes and places
of worship at night.
Colonial women offered America's first
contribution to candle making when they discovered that boiling the
grayish green berries of bayberry bushes produced a sweet-smelling wax
that burned clean. However, extracting the wax from the bayberries was
extremely tedious. As a result, the popularity of bayberry candles soon
During the 19th century, inventor Joseph
introduced a machine which allowed continuous production of molded
candles by the use of a cylinder which featured a movable piston that
ejected candles as they solidified. Later in 1850 with the production
of paraffin wax made from oil and coal shale's.
When Edison introduced the light bulb in 1879,
candle making declined until the turn of the century when a renewed
popularity for candles emerged. Today, the Candles are no longer man's
major source of light, candles continue to grow in popularity and use.
Candles symbolize celebration, mark romance, define ceremony, and
accent decor — continuing to cast a warm glow for all to enjoy and
pleasant scents that can help a home, feel warm and inviting.
After all, scents are remembered for a long
to come, for example, think of Thanksgiving… you know that freshly
baked pumpkin pie aroma that fills the room, your family arrives, and
comments on just how they smell the pumpkin pie? Some can even pick up
on the scent of Nutmeg. Candles offer an alternative solution rather
than actually baking or cooking.
Candle Safety Tips
Candles are safe products only if you practice
safety and watch them carefully. If you do not, they can lead to an
accidental fire. After all, it is estimated 18,000 candle
fires are reported annually. According to fire experts, the
bulk of candle-fire incidents are due to consumer inattention to basic
fire safety or to the misuse of candles. So PLEASE, PLEASE
use candles in a responsible and safe manor!
The National Candle Association urges
to be careful when burning candles, and to following these rules for
burning candles safely.
Always keep a burning candle within
sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before
going to sleep.
Never burn a candle on or near
that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from
furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable
Keep candles out of the reach of children and
pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be
knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before
burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and
Always use a candleholder specifically
for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy
and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
Be sure the candleholder is placed on
stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent
possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass
containers from cracking or breaking.
Keep the wax pool free of wick
trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
Always read and follow the
manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully. Don't
burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommendations.
Keep burning candles away from
vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help
prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.
Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame
where they could catch fire.
Always burn candles in a
well-ventilated room. Don't burn too many candles in a
small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited.
Don't burn a candle all the way down.
Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For
a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax
remains or ½ inch if in a container.
Never touch a burning candle or move
votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.
Never use a knife or sharp object to
remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch,
weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
Place burning candles at least three
inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they
don't melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the
candles to burn improperly.
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a
candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from
Never extinguish candles with water.
The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass
container to break.
Be very careful if using candles
a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered
lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a
candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when
fueling equipment - such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
Make sure a candle is completely
extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the
Extinguish a candle if it smokes,
flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. The
candle isn't burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the
candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.
NEVER, NEVER place a
candle where a child could reach them! (it could not only burn your
child, it could start a fire).
please do not become a statistic!
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starting your own home based business, or even for fundraising
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