Candle Color Trivia

burning candlesCandles are often used in religious ceremonies and practices. In some philosophies and disciplines candles are used to help a person focus and meditate. Candles are also used quite frequently by people who practice aromatherapy techniques. For some people candles are simply a way of relaxing. Who can deny that a meal enjoyed by candle light is much more romantic than one under the glare of a light bulb.

If you are a user of candles you might want to explore a little more about the color of candles and their meanings. Candles are also said to be closely linked to the zodiac.

Red Candles are for love, fertility, health, passion, courage and strength. When red candles are used in ceremonies, magnetism is increased.
Zodiac, Aries, Leo, Capricorn and Scorpio

Yellow Candles are for unity, activity and creativity. When they are burned during ceremonies they help increase the power of concentration and imagination. They are also said to help gain people’s confidence and can be used as persuasion instruments.
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Candle Trivia

burning candle

Candles have drastically changed over the years. In past times candles were more functional than decorative. The most common candles were made right in the home and often used as the primary light source. They were made from tallow, were an off white color and would burn with a lot of smoke. Today’s candles are colorful, scented and decorative. They are made from numerous different materials which provide not only beauty but wonderful aromas.

Chinese Proverb
It is better to light a candle
then to curse the darkness

– People who are buying candles for their home use three main factors when making their selection. Their first consideration is fragrance, shape and color are a far distant second.

– Americans spend close to 2 billion dollars every year on candles.

– Candles have been used as clocks by many different cultures. Candles were an effective way of keeping time on a cloudy day or at night.

– In India, temples would make candles from cinnamon. They would boil the cinnamon and extract the wax.

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