Candles, how do you use them?

United States
February 3, 2007 7:06pm CST
Some people, like myself, just love candles and can't get enough of them! I love to put them in my house but for the looks and the smell. I love scented candles and am always looking for a great smelling one every time I go shopping. Some people on the other hand use them for "evil" reasons I guess you could say. I don't know what the point is because I don't know what a lighted candle is supposed to do when you're using it for that purpose. I know people who have used them by lighting one or several when they are getting ready to do a curse on someone, etc. Don't believe in all that myself though. Do you use them, do you love them or hate them?
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
5 Feb 07
I like candles for any number of reasons. They're pretty, they smell good, and they're a good way of using the element of fire. Eh, am I evil? I don't curse anyone, but I do use candles in healing rituals. *laughs* The use of candles in religion is widespread, among more religions than you think. What about the menorah for Jews? Advent candles for Christians? Or for Catholics, there are even more candles involved. In the ancient world, temples usually had candles, incense, etc. So when someone uses a candle when "cursing someone", they're just part of a long line of people who have used them in religious or magical ways. The fact that they are doing so negatively rather than positively is their own stupidity.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
That is true. I just don't understand though what the meaning of lighting the candles for rituals and all that stuff means, but if that's what the person wants to do, no problem with me. I just don't do it. Well I'm glad to hear you're not cursing anyone, lol! Thanks for resonding!
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Well, I've never thought of it that way. Hmmm, I guess you're right. Doesn't always have to be a bad thing. Thanks.
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@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I use candles all the time.I love them.I would never use them for evil purposes.I get free candles from a site I promote then I sell them.I also make my own and sell them also.It is hard to sell when I want to keep them all.I use them everywhere in the house.I even lite one up when I take a bath.It relaxes me.
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• United States
7 May 07
Thanks for sharing, sounds like there are alot of people who sell candles, is it really easy to do that? Thanks again!
• United States
4 Apr 07
I love candles... I buy them for all different types of reasons, I guess that is why my husband was relieved when I started selling them LMAO Please check out my website for smell pretty, clean burning candles. www.diamondcreekcandles.com
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• United States
7 May 07
I bet that's great to be able to sell them, thanks for sharing, I love the website, nice, thanks!
@mbarryton (1872)
• United States
5 Feb 07
i love to use the scented ones some of them can really make your house smell great but i also buy the ones that dont have smell just for looks
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I agree, thanks!
@cicci8331 (178)
• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
candles enhance the mood of any dining experience.although candles can set a romantic mood,the appeal of a burning candle goes well beyond that ,the beauty of flame fascinates and touches humans on an almost primal level.my theory is that this love of watching flames while dinning is ingrained into the human psyche.if you are selecting to burn while dinning,always use unscentedn candles.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I love your explanation! Thankyou for responding.
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
4 Feb 07
i do get some candles (decorated and scented ones ) from my friends as gifts to me. and i usually don't wanna light them because they are gifts. so, i usually put them for display. i do buy ordinary candles, too which are unscented. i only use them during those times when electricity's down (blackouts/brownouts). our house is still under renovation and a lot of things to be done first. so, i am not using candles for scents and for aromatherapy. maybe one day.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I do that also. I love getting candles as gifts. Most of the time they're too nice I'd rather just display them too. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
www.diamondcreekcandles.com/c111 sorry about that
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• India
5 Feb 07
I use candles on birthday. I use candles when light is gone.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Well Im the queen of candles. As soon as it starts to get alittle chilly outside I start burning the candles. My favorite scent is vanilla. I like anything that smells like something sweet is cooking. My husband says Im addicted to candles.LOL I like the warmth and the smell of a candle.
• United States
7 May 07
Vanilla is also one my favorites, I even simmer vanilla extract sometimes because it smells so great. I know what you mean, feels warm and cozy to burn candles when it's chilly outside, thanks for sharing!
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
7 May 07
Thats a great idea Im going to try it burning vanilla do you dilute it with water? Or just straight up?
• United States
17 May 07
Yes I do, I actually just pour like 2 capfuls of the vanilla and a cup of water and keep in simmering on low. Makes the house smell great!
• Netherlands
2 May 07
I do use candle a lot. When we just relax and watch TV in the living room or when some friends visited us, we love to lit the candles for intimate and friendly athmosphere also during dinner. Sometimes, for a special occasion I put on every step of our stairs a glass with candle...my daughter loves it. And sometimes in the garden...especially during summer when we're sitting on the garden star gazing and having cup of warm teas.....so nice....
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• United States
7 May 07
That sounds really nice! I bet that's beautiful out in the garden, thanks for sharing!
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@peaceful (3305)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I enjoy candles every evening after Sundown... every single night of the week... it's a Ritual and a perfect one, at that... I sip my favorite Spirit and have a chat with my Muse, make notes and enjoy my Solitude... Candles will be a part of my Life forever! :)
• United States
7 May 07
Well sounds like everyone has their own way of using candles, most like yourself, to just relax, thanks for sharing!
• Canada
2 May 07
Hi happymommy3. I LOVE candles, especially the ones that smell good. Sometimes I will get a candle as a gift, but it's too pretty to light so I just have it for decoration. The regular shaped smell yones I do use though mostly while I'm having a hot relaxing bubble bath.
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I think candles are great, but I am not that crazy about them at all. I would use them for the smell but not for the evil uses at all.
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