A solid wax structure with a wick in the middle is known as a candle used to provide light and heat. Candles have been used from generations to light and brighten ones celebration. In ancient times candles were also used for measuring time. The candles were made of wax extracted from beehive. In India cinnamon is boiled to extract wax and used in temples. Different instruments have been developed to hold candles from small candleholders to decorative chandeliers.
People involved in candle making are known as Chandler. Candle became more as decorative items as the use of light bulb increased. Candle industry expanded its production methods and came up with different size, shape and colors of candle. The scented candle industry came into light in early 19th century, with the introduction of new waxes, soy wax extracted from soybean which burns slower and is softer then paraffin and palm wax and the high demand of candles were fulfilled.
Generally, candles were foul-smelling due to use of animal fat or tallow. Materials like essential oils and natural resins were used by the Egyptians to create scented candles in there times used by all communities. Using modern technology candles are made with blend of oil and different variety of waxes. Different fragrance of scented candle like freshly cut grass to relaxing aromatherapy.
Nainital a place located in Uttarakhand is a popular hill station in India. It is also famous for its wide range of colorful and aromatic candles. These candles are one of the attractions for tourism, which makes Nainital an ideal place for scented candle industry.