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    What is a Candle Chandler?

    Candle Chandler Meaning

    candle chandler is, a maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap.

    • A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept.
    • The head person of a chandlery would be the Chandler and was an important and trusted position.
    • In many households it would be managed by the head of the kitchen, but in larger households, it would be a separate office under the leadership of the chandler.


    Candle Candler - What is a candle chandler and what do they make
    Candle Chandler. What is a candle chandler and what does a candle chandler make? Handmade candles available in our online shop, click here...


    FelinFach Candles, Diffusers and Accessories

    Modern-Day Candle Chandler

    A Candle Chandler? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". 

    We are a modern-day handmade candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes.



    Candle Chandler - History of the Name

    The meaning of the word "chandler" comes from the Old French word "chandelier," which means "candlestick maker." Chandlers have been around for centuries, and their work has played an important role in human history.

    • The word "chandler" was first introduced to the UK in the late 14th century from the Norman word "chandeler" meaning candlemaker or a candlestick. The job title, Chandler, still exists as someone who works in the chandlery business or manages a chandler's shop. Interestingly, the more modern name of Chandelier used to be an ornate, branched ceiling light fixture holding many candles. Although the term is still widely used, nowadays Chandeliers are usually powered by electricity!
    • In the early days, candles were made from animal fat, such as tallow or lard. These candles were often smelly and smoky, and they didn't burn very well. However, they were the best option available at the time.
    • In the 18th century, beeswax candles became more popular. Beeswax candles were more expensive than tallow candles, but they were also cleaner and burned more evenly. Beeswax candles became a symbol of wealth and status, and they were often used in religious ceremonies.
    • In the 19th century, paraffin wax was invented. Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum, and it is much cheaper to produce than beeswax. Paraffin wax candles are also easier to make than beeswax candles, and they burn just as well. As a result, paraffin wax candles quickly became the most popular type of candle on the market.


    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care resources in one place, click here... 


    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


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    Last updated 10th July 2024

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