Candle wax comes from a variety of sources, including beeswax, tallow, purified animal fats and paraffin wax. Except for beeswax, these waxes are often refined, melted to a specific melting point and combined with additi... More »

Throughout history, candle wax has been made from several different materials, but most modern forms are made from beeswax, paraffin, vegetable wax and gels. The earliest known candles are from ancient Egyptian and Greek... More »

Candle wax generally melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit or less, depending on the type of wax and what is mixed in it. Which wax is used depends on the type of container the candle is in as waxes with different melting poin... More »

How long a candle burns depends on several variables, including the type of wax used, the type of wick, the presence of additives and the candle's size. Typically, smaller candles with smaller wicks can be expected to bu... More »

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Modern-day candles are made from a variety of waxes, including beeswax, gel wax, paraffin and vegetable wax. The wick that burns inside the candle is made from braided cotton. More »

Chemical changes are changes on the atomic level due to bonds forming or breaking, creating new compounds; burning a candle is an example. Candle wax functions as a fuel that reacts with oxygen in the air when exposed to... More »

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Throughout history, candle wax has been made from several different materials, but most modern forms are made from beeswax, paraffin, vegetable wax and gels. The earliest known candles are from ancient Egyptian and Greek... More »