What is a candle?

A candle is a cylindrical object, cast from wax or another fatty substance, with a wick usually made of yarn. The wick absorbs heat, and its efficiency depends on the type of yarn and chemical treatment.

Main Characteristics


The body of the candle is made from paraffin, fat, beeswax, or stearin.


Candles serve as a source of light and for ceremonial purposes. There are decorative and religious candles.

Types of Candles

Candles can be made of pure wax or a mixture. Beeswax candles are made from beeswax, allowing for complete combustion without wax dripping.