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Natural Illumination: The Power of Candles
By Tara Mideaker
For over 5,000 years, candles have provided us with light and warmth. Beginning with the Egyptians, candles were a practical solution to harness fire and illuminate the dark. They have been an integral player in our celebrations and rituals throughout centuries and cultures. The symbol of placing a candle in a window continues to stand as a symbol of family, security and home. Of course the role of candles in our daily lives has changed dramatically. While we are no longer reliant on them, candles continue to provide an unmatched, powerful source of energy that will complement your outer and inner environment.
Light a candle and automatically you will feel a difference in your atmosphere and mood. Your space feels brighter and warmer, your senses are awakened, and you feel an inner presence of peace, harmony, and even joy. If you want to change your decor; candles are an inexpensive way to make a room feel seasonal and new. If you want to enhance energy, different colors and scents can assist you with manifesting your positive intentions. And if you're just looking for some fun and optimism....well, I wasn't able to light candles in my house for many years because when I did, someone always thought it was his birthday and went looking for his presents!
Now that you are all excited to bring more candles into your life, let's talk about Soy Candles. Traditionally, candles have been made from various sources including animal fat, tallow, beeswax, and paraffin wax. Soy Wax Candles are a healthier and more natural option to wax candles and offer numerous benefits for you and our world including:
Since you’ll want to enjoy your Soy Candle for a long time, the following are candle care and safety tips:
If you would like more information and tips about candles visit The National Candle Association at http://www.candles.org/about_history.html and enjoy your Soy Candle!
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