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Elements of a Candle

Wax

Over the centuries, candle waxes have been developed from a variety of fats, oils and waxy-like substances derived from animals, insects, plants and rocks.

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Wicks

Most consumers usually think of a candle’s shape, color or fragrance as its most important element. However, the wick also has a very critical role.

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Fragrance

The addition of fragrance to a candle formulation is a common practice in the United States. In fact, an estimated 75 to 80 percent of candles sold in the U.S. are scented.

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Colorants

Candles are available in a seemingly endless palette of colors, from luminescent shades of ivory and pastels to deep rich jewel tones, metallics and chromatic layers.

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