5 FAST FACTS FRIDAY: CANDLES

If you're anything like us, you probably love candles all year around, but there's something extra special about candles as we come into the holiday season. 
So this weeks fast facts are about just that, candles: 

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1) The word candle is derived from the Latin word candere, meaning to shine.

2) The oldest candle manufacturers still in existence are Rathbornes Candles, founded in Dublin in 1488.

3) A candle manufacturer is traditionally known as a chandler

4) More than 1 billion pounds of wax are used in producing the candles sold each year in the U.S. Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women

5) The Candle industry is said to be growing because of our society’s stressful lives and everyone’s quest for relief. 

Do candles help you relax? Let us know in the comments below!