These special candles were hand dipped using pure cotton wicks. They're about 4 inches tall, and burn for about 2 hours. This is a perfect size for enjoying throughout the year for luck, health and good fortune.
The joined candle pairs are shrink wrapped with the poem to protect them in transit to you.
Each order is shipped enclosed in beautiful honeycomb paper wrapping tied with a rustic jute string. Purchases of multiple candle sets are NOT individually wrapped in the decorative paper unless specified in the comments section.
Enhance your home during the holidays with the New England Tradition! You may choose to omit or enclose the poem.
This bayberry candle comes from a friend
so on Christmas eve burn it down to the end.
For a bayberry candle burned to the socket,
will bring joy to the heart and gold to the pocket.
In early Colonial times supplies for survival were in short supply. Traditionally the women of the house were responsible for gathering things to help the family survive the long, hard winters. Bayberry shrubs grew in abundance on the shores. People quickly learned that the berries of the shrub contained a wax that was valuable for candles to illuminate the home.
Bayberry wax is one of the rarest and most expensive waxes known in today's market. Berries of the Myrtle shrub are gathered as they were in early Colonial days, then painstakingly boiled to release the wax that has been a traditional mainstay during the holidays to bring heath and wealth in the new year.
Our Bayberry candles are made of real bayberry wax, not a bayberry colored or scented substitute. Bayberry wax is extremely brittle on its own. To protect your investment, we blend just the right amount of pure beeswax to ensure that your candles will burn bright and clean and not easily shatter.
Enjoy the color and gentle bayberry aroma as you burn these candles inviting health and good luck into your home on any holiday you wish (I like to increase my chances of good luck and burn them on every holiday!). Make it a tradition in your home, and in the homes of your loved ones. These make wonderful hostess gifts and gifts for the people who already have everything.
Bayberry Tapers are sold by the pair with a copy of the legend enclosed. I shrink wrap each pair together to help protect them in shipment. Each taper order is lovingly packaged in tissue and kraft eco wrap tied with jute twine for a perfect rustic look. The tissue color varies. By request each set can be wrapped individually.