Scented Candle Day is a holiday that encourages us to take a break, relax, and recharge. This day is all about indulging in aromatic candles and allowing yourself to be completely immersed in relaxation, meditation, and your favorite spa treatments. On Scented Candle Day, we aim to energize, calm down, and harmonize our thoughts and feelings.
The origin of scented candles dates back thousands of years, although the exact date is unknown. Historical documents show that as early as 5,000 years ago, people used scented candles. The ancient Egyptians made them from cane, which served as a wick, and animal fat, which was an analogue of wax. The Romans made candles by dipping rolled papyrus into melted fat or beeswax. The wick was thus invented.
Different civilizations had their own recipes for making candles. In China, they used rice paper and wax from a mixture of whale oil, insects, and seeds. In Japan, wax was prepared from the pulp of nuts, and in India, from the fruits of the cinnamon tree.
- In 1879, the invention of the electric light bulb overshadowed the popularity of candles.
- Later, candles became a decorative element, and in the second half of the 20th century, the first scented candles appeared. They were used for therapeutic purposes and given as gifts.
- Candles were made from animal products, so in times of famine, they were eaten.
- The tradition of decorating a cake with candles originated in Ancient Greece, where they symbolized the Moon and the Temple of Artemis.
- Poland is the world’s leading producer of scented candles, accounting for approximately 38% of global production.
How to take part
Buy candles with your favorite scent and give yourself some time to relax. Try some new scents and experiment because each has its own unique effect on a person.
When is Scented Candle Day celebrated in 2023?
Scented Candle Day is observed on November 1 each year.