The word candle derives its name from the Latin term "candere" which means to flicker or glitter. Candles have always been an integral source of light throughout the world. They can set a romantic mood at weddings or dinnertime and illuminate a peaceful feeling throughout a room. Some candles are used because of their fresh aroma, which cleanse unpleasant airborne odors. Others are used for decorative purposes throughout the house or workplace. Candles come in a plethora of shapes and sizes, as well as colors. There are many different types of candles to choose from on today's market, but we will divert our attention on the lovely pillar candle.
Pillar or column candles have been used for quite some time now. These candles are frequently seen in church settings upon altars and worship sites. Pillar candles offer a soft, elegant touch during times of prayer and need, while giving off soft light to all those around them. In addition, they are often incorporated into religious ceremonies, such as weddings. These beautiful candles can also be used in home décor planning or just about any place the mind can think of.
The pillar is a rigid, freestanding type of candle with one or more wicks. Because of their name people think that these candles only come in one shape. This is not true, however. Pillar or column candles can be round, square or even hexagonal. They can be scented or unscented and often a new experience in quality, beauty and soft light. Pillar candles are great in bathroom settings when it is time to relax and unwind in the bathtub. It's elegant light will reduce your stress from a hard day's work as you soak your body in warm soapy water and release your tensions to soothing aromas. Pillar candles can also be used if you are meditating. They tend to enhance meditation with their peaceful shine while giving off a refreshing smell to cleanse the soul. These candles make great coffee table centerpieces for when your guests come over, and they dispel beautiful ambience during the holiday season. You can place a few pillar candles close together on your dining room table before Christmas dinner and throw a reef around them for an elegant festive centerpiece. Moreover, pillar candles are charming if you are trying to add a little touch of romance to the evening. A quiet dinner by the fireplace with some pillar candles on top of the mantel will bring back that lost heart of hers, while lighting soothing love throughout the room.
Some people who buy pillar candles never even light them. They are left as a beautiful decoration asset to your home. If you are going to burn your pillar for the first time, then there are a few things to remember before doing so. When initially lighting these, it is important to give this candle a head start. Burn the candle for about one hour, so you can see how the wax will drip. Paraffin pillars tend to mushroom on the edges as they burn down, while soy pillars burn a clean cylinder all the way down. If you are going to burn these candles close together, then leave a small space in between each candle so the heat from one will not melt the other. Soy pillars offer an advantage here because they leave the outside intact when burning downwards.
Candles will always make our lives flourish with brilliance and beauty. They embellish our homes with style, while melting delicate love into our hearts and minds. These little flickering lights will remain as mankind's gift for all to enjoy.