The Latin word cereus, which refers to what is manufactured with wax, came to our idiom What candle. The candle is called candle made with wax that is characterized by its thickness and length.
The candles are used in various religious ceremonies. This kind of use is linked to the beginnings of the Christianity. Faced with persecution, Christians used to gather underground and at night. In order to facilitate the vision, they lit candles.
Over time, candles continued to be used in the churches of this religion. In any case, other peoples and cultures have also used candles for thousands of years since light is associated with happiness and various mystical or spiritual issues.
It is known as Paschal candle to the candle that is blessed during the vigil of Easter and which is then lit on solemn occasions, such as funerals, baptisms or the Easter Sunday. The light, in fact, represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
For economic reasons or because of a vocation for crafts, many people choose to make their own candles at home. While the process It is not extremely complex nor does it require a large economic investment, it is advisable to do several tests and become familiar with the materials before embarking on making large quantities.
With respect to materials necessary for the manufacture of candles, the list is not very extensive: paraffin wax is enough, dye of the color that we want to give to the candles, enough wick for the number of candles that we are going to make, a deep container to house melted wax and a knife.
The first step is the simplest: we must melt the wax and mix it with the dye. To avoid accidents due to overheating, it is recommended to use the technique known as “bain-marie”: heat water in a pan and keep it boiling while the container with the wax is placed on it, so that the heat dissipates through the water beforehand. to arrive to wax.
On the other hand, it is convenient to have a small amount of melted and properly tinted wax that we will use to immerse each wick, remove it and straighten it before it becomes too hard. The third step is to place the wicks in the molds where the wax of the future candles is still hot, leave them submerged for five seconds, remove them and keep them in the open air for two minutes until the wax dries and repeat the process until the desired thickness is reached.
Now is the time to give the candles the final touch, starting by using the knife to remove any imperfections, especially in the base (which can never be smooth without this last step). The knife is also used to cut the wick.
At first glance, this may seem very simple, but when we must coordinate the different steps with the temperature of the wax while we avoid getting burned or the material cools down sooner than desired, difficulties begin to appear. For this reason it is recommended not to venture with many candles the first time, but to start with only one.
The golden candle, on the other hand, is the common name of the Bergerocactus emoryi, a plant which belongs to the family group of cacti. It is a cactus native to North America which usually has a height of about two feet and whose flowers are yellow.
Candle it is also a first and last name. Cirio H. Santiago was a Filipino filmmaker born in 1936 and died in 2008. Jésica cirio, meanwhile, is a model, actress and host of Argentine TV.