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Answered 2016-02-05 04:38:48

In England bayberry wax was refined for use in making candles. The earliest dipped candles were made of tallow. Not until the early 1800's was paraffin made to replace tallow as the main ingredient for candlemaking.
A form of candles were used in China as early as 300 BC. Professional candle makers began plying that trade in 13th century Europe.

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