History Of Texas
Texas is the South-Central state of the United States. It is one of the most densely populated and most recognized urban centers among American states. Name of Texas state comes from the Caddo Indian word táyshaʼ that means ‘friends’ or ‘allies’ and thus also marks its place in the state motto “Friendship”. Interestingly, Texas is popularly known as “The Lone Star State” being referred as the” Lone Star Flag”. Texas adopted Lone Star Flag after they became independent from Mexico and endured as an independent state for ten years. Yet, it has accepted annexation to the United States but still Texas retains its identity as independent state and hence flag represents the pride of the state and the GO-IT-ALONE spirit of Texas.
Historically, the Texas region was found to be occupied by native American tribes in 1519. Its first recorded history begins with the arrival of Spanish conquistadors. The Texas conquest is claimed by five countries; French Texas: 1684-1689, Spanish Texas: 1690-1821, Mexican Texas: 1821-1836, Republic of Texas: 1836-1845. After 1845, the Republic Of Texas was annexed to the United States Of America but it lead to the Mexican-American War as Mexico claimed Texas, a recreant Mexican state. When the war concluded it seceded along with 10 other states to form the Confederacy. Texas was the 28th state that agreed to join the United States.
In the early years of statehood, the reconstruction of Texas was the main objective. The construction of the railroad was dominating along with other businesses like farming and ranching. At the end of 19th century, timber industry was at its peak then in 1901 petroleum discovery changed the fate of state. The petroleum found at Spindletop Hill, near Beaumont, was refined as most productive oil world had ever seen before. Towards the end of 20th century, Texas became a highly economic state to live in with a growing economic base.
Texas in the history of candle making
The first-ever candle was made by Egyptians and was named rush lights. They are made by soaking the pithy core of reeds melted in animal fats. It was not considered a true candle as it lacks wick. Later on, in 3000BC, it was again ancient Egyptians who developed a true candle made of beeswax. Back in 400 BC History also gives the record of the use of candles made up of clay.
Historic inhabitants of Texas didn’t have any record of using wax and wicks. When Texas was under Mexican occupation, amalgamation results in the startup of use of wax for candle making. Candelilla wax is first recorded wax used by Mexican inhabitants to make candles, religious statues, artificial flowers , and as waterproofing of leather. The informants along the borders of Texas state that we had not seen wax being used for candles making as it was too valuable to burn. The use of wax as an ingredient to make candle trigger the sentiments of natives and also consequential increase in the worth of wax brought the decline in the business of wax items specifically candles, that were entirely made of candelilla wax. Oscar Pacius, a Mexican chemist, developed the economical process for the commercial production of candelilla a wax. He was associated with Continental Wax Company of Little Rock, Arkansas. Oscar went up to Texas to establish wax company stock scheme in Alpine, Texas, that shriveled without ever producing wax.
The colonial American women contributed to candle making where they developed a process of boiling grayish-green berries from bay-berries shrub, resulting in a nice wax which that melts neatly. But using berries for wax extraction, was tiresome and expensive.
In 1850, paraffin was commercialized along with a patent filed by James Young. The patent explained an efficient separation of naturally occurring waxy substances in petroleum and refine it. The use of paraffin as fuel for candle making was a boom to the candle industry. The paraffin wax candles were cheaper, superior, and durable with a clean-burning span. The low melting point disadvantage of paraffin was accumulated by adding stearic acid. The mass production of a candle for commercialization began in the early decades of twentieth-century that is also marked by the invention of candle making the machine.
In 1879, the invention of light bulb made the decline of candle industry restricting the use of candle as a decorative item. Even then, candle industry offers wide variety in shape, color, fragrance and design to attract the customer attention. In recent era, scented candle succeeded to grab attention as to be used for refreshing essence. And today candles are not used merely for light source but they also soothe the sense, mark romance, define religious ceremony, symbolize celebration and accent homes around the Texas.
Culture Of Texas and use of Candles
The Texas is alienated into five major regions; the East Texas, the Central Texas, the North Texas, the South Texas and the West Texas. All of these regions differing in culturing norms. The culture of Texas state is among those influencing the greater American culture. The iconic cowboy culture is heart and soul of Texas. Texas adapted cowboy culture when it was colonialized by Spanish inhabitants in 1500s. It is a unique dress style with acquired horse and cattle riding skills. The cowboy culture distinguishes Texas from other American states. Dancing and western music are essential of Cowboy culture. Kicker dancing, square and line dancing gear up any local to step on feet and join the dance partner in bar. The natural elements of Texas are as colorful as rainbow in the Sky.
Texas, being the populous state, keeps its inhabitant overblown. People always prefer scented candle to soothe their senses and boost their moods. Busy lifestyle disturbs the sleep patterns so, several scented candles release relaxing chemicals that will make you feel calm and content. In Texas, candle industry offers several scented candles made from rose, apple, pomegranate, Vetiver, bluebonnet, cactus blossom, Lavender and whiskey.
As a Texan, Bluebonnet scented candles are way better to keep oneself close to nature and enjoy the floral fragrance to calm and turn your mood. Bluebonnet was adopted as state flower by legislature in 1901. It got its name Bluebonnet because of its resemblance with sunbonnet. Texas is best known for its Bluebonnet as The Lupinus Texensic and Lupinus Subcarnosis species grows only in Texas state.
Freedom226 has captured the sweet essence of Texas state flower. In busy Texas lifestyle, if you are missing driving down the highway in April to see the bluebonnet at its bloom then Freedom226 Bluebonnet & Linen Signature scent is best choice. You can enjoy the sweet scent while at home with notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and lilac. Same way, if you are away from town center, Bluebonnet & Linen Signature scent will make you feel in Texas.
Bluebonnet & Linen Signature scent is made with soy wax instead of widely used paraffin wax. Soybean oil is extracted from soybean seeds and oil is solidify to make soy wax by hydrogenation. Soy bean wax is 100% organic and comes from renewable source. Moreover, soy wax is denser and require more heat to burn thus it has long burning time than paraffin wax candle. Candles made from soy wax have great scent throw and clean burning. Freedom226 soy wax candle is best choice for customer who are paying more attention to the environment their bodies are exposed to both internally and externally.