Candle makers have been around for 100’s of years..
The initial use of candles was to provide light for the home. Now the art of making candles is a crafts.
The fuel for the candle known as the wax can come from paraffin (oil man made), from stearin (from palms), the well known beeswax, a gel wax often used for candles in jars (a mix of mineral oil and resin), other plant waxes like soy etc..
Colours, and smells are added to change the look and aroma of the candles.
To the right you will see sites relating to candle making crafts from the ukcraftwebsites online directory...