Colonial Candle Making?


Candle making in the colonial times was a very important skill. People used candles all the time. It was a major source of light for them. Some people also made a living by doing this.
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1. Use paraffin wax. Colonists traditionally used tallow, rendered from animal fat, but this is hard to come by these days. It also smokes, sputters, burns badly and smells. It's
they made them from tables. the plant is milkweed.
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Don some old clothes, an apron, or a smock. Find a clean, level work area that has access to water and heat. Cover the surfaces with brown or waxed paper or aluminum foil, or use
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How to Make Colonial Candles
Ever wonder what it was like to live back in colonial times? One fun way to get a taste of it is to make your own candles much like the colonists did. Colonial American families relied on candles for their main source of light outside of the sun.... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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