Apothecary Candles, What Makes Them Unique?
Those who love candles have run across the term Apothecary. Where did this name come from and how did it get attached to a candle? Many of these questions I had myself so decided to do a bit of research to find out. First, I looked up apothecary to find out what this word is, what it means. It turns out it is an old term for a pharmacist or drugstore. In England it means a druggist who is licenced to prescribe medicine. This term is not just old, but goes back as far as history begins. These were the doctors and pharmacist all wrapped up into one! These men and women would help any one who was sick and even act as a midwife when needed. There were many who could not afford their help so there were often those who would delve into the ancient medical world without the title.
Though this term may seem outdated to us the use of herbs as medicine, and it being the primary source of medicine, is not uncommon in many countries around the world. Herbal medicine is becoming popular again as many people look for different ways to be healthy. I have look for and used herbs to help myself and my family. The modern apothecary believes that nature gives us what we need to heal their bodies and spirits.Very interesting but what does this have to do with candles?
I had to dig a little deeper to find out what this had to do with candles. Why are some candles titled Apothecary? We now know that this is a professional who takes herb and make medicine. The next logical question is: Do the candles have herbs? It turns out that the answer is no. These candles are made the same way as any other candle or scented candle, it is the jar they are in. Let me explain, the jars that the Apothecary candles are poured into were the same type of jars that the Apothecaries used to keep their herb and other ingredients in. These jars have tight lids to keep air out. So, the next time you go shopping for a great candle you will be a well informed customer! When you come across the Apothecary section you will know what makes them so special. Well all that searching and all my questions were answered. It is the jar that makes it unique, that sets it apart. Imagine that.
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