Candles are made from different materials such as wax, paraffin, beeswax or soy among other products. Some candles are also made from plant waxes or tallow while others are made from a mixture of paraffin and plastic.
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Candles can be made from paraffin, soy, beeswax, plant waxes, and tallow as well. The wick can be cord, string or wooden; tallow is a by-product of beef-fat rendering. Traditionally, candle manufacturers were known as chandlers.
Most candles are made from paraffin. However they can also be made from beeswax, soy, other plant waxes, and tallow, a by-product of beef-fat rendering. Gel candles are made from a mixture of paraffin and plastic. They contain an embedded wick and are lit to provide light and sometimes heat.