Find the best candle making lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to make your very own candles. Candles, until the early 1900's provided society with the only source of artificial light. Candles were made as early as in the 200's BC in China and in the 400's BC in Egypt. Candles had many uses in ceremonies of worship, holidays, birthdays, and in decorations. Today, there are many types of candle wax and scents which can be used for candle making unlike in older periods of time, allowing for more creativity and fun when making candles.