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
The colonists would dip a strip of milkweed into some melted tallow (animal fat) and let it solidify, then had a candle.
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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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About Colonial Candle Making
Long before the advent of using candles to set a mood or impart a pleasant scent to a room, they were the sole source of light, aside from a fire in the hearth, once the sun went down. Candles were purely functional then, and any work that needed to be... More »
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