Various candles for various needs. Nowadays we are fortunate enough to have mass selections of coloured, shaped, sized and even scented candles that are made from paraffin wax and beeswax. Definitely a lot more pleasant to work with as candles were traditionally made from tallow, which is made from rendered bovine or mutton fat. These candles even thou they worked their magic and created light during the time they were needed, were somewhat smelly and smoky. For extreme Traditionalists thou', there is no other.