The thing from our Minimal Gradient Candle cursor pack has a long and fascinating history, dating back thousands of years. Did you know the first candles were made by the ancient Egyptians, who used rushlights made from reeds soaked in animal fat? The first scented candles were made in the 19th century, using essential oils and other fragrances to create pleasant aromas. And nowadays, candles are made from many materials, including beeswax, soy wax, and paraffin wax. Some candles are also made from unusual materials such as coconut wax or recycled crayons.