Candle making develop differently in many places throughout history, Romans begin about 500 BC using animal tallow.
Also there is evidences of using whale fat in China back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), in india the wax was obtain boiling cinnamon for temple candles.
In other parts like Africa they use olives for the lamp oils, but only until early middle -ages , Candles were made from beeswax witch was a very expensive material to obtain , at the beginning only the king could afford it.
More closely to our times paraffin was invented and introduced to the market in 1850s after a chemist learned how to refine it from the petroleum.
Now in modern times, we are very lucky to have a very recent invention. Soy wax as a vegetable way to manufacture candles was created in 1991 by Michael Richards.
In a long process after harvesting the beans are cleaned, cracked and rolled into flakes, extracting the oils and hydrogenated converting the fatty acids in oil.
Candles were the only source of lighting towns , castles, and rooms for centuries and in Vivente we love to keep the tradition of the unspoken word of scented candles.