Does anyone know anything about candle making in the dark ages?
I harvested wax from my bees recently for prepping top bar hives and it's amazing how little wax you get
Were candles mainly fat? What did they use for wick as they didn't have cotton? Has anyone ever made candles using mullein or rush lights?
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linen makes very nice wicking. Cheaper candles tend to be tallow, rushlights are fine for brief use but no real help for working late by as they don't burn for much time compared to good wax candles.
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