This Bayberry candle is a gift from a friend,
On Yuletide Eve burn it down to the end.
A Bayberry candle burned down to the socket,
Brings luck to the home and wealth to the pocket.
~ Author unknown
When the first settlers arrived on our shores, every moment was one of survival. Everything was in short supply including candles. Back then, candles were made of tallow (animal fat) which tend to smoke and give off an odor which can turn rancid. It didn’t take long for the early colonists to discover that the abundant Bayberry bush had berries that would give off a waxy residue when boiled. Colonial women learned to collect and save the Bayberry wax that would rise to the surface of the water and make them into taper candles. This began the tradition of boiling the berries, only to discover a sweet smelling wax with a long clean burn. One pound of Bayberry wax requires 15 pounds of bayberries, so Bayberry candles were only burned on special occasions in colonial times. A candle made of Bayberry wax was a real treasure to the colonists who saved them for special occasions.
In more modern times, it became the tradition to burn your Bayberry candle all the way down on the holiday of your choice (Yuletide, Christmas Eve or New Years Eve) to bring blessings of abundance in the coming year. It is not known who actually came up with the traditional Bayberry candle poem, but we love it, and have illuminated our homes with Bayberry candles for years! Carry on this beautiful tradition with our handcrafted Tea Lights, Votives, Travel Tins and Apothecary Jars which are 100% soy wax, cotton-wicked, Reiki blessed and infused with Bayberry oil then crowned with Aventurine, Bayberry bark, Carnelian, Clear Quartz, Peridot and Pyrite.
Our .05 oz Bayberry Tea Lights have approximately a 3 hour burn time each. Some of the gems may have fallen off your Tea Lights in travel. You can place these inside a ‘mojo bag’ (if you use one), or add them to an indoor/outdoor plant’s soil...or return them to the earth as well.
Our 3 oz Bayberry Votives have approximately a 12-14 hour burn time.
Our 6 oz Bayberry Travel Tins are a great alternative to glass containers, and can burn well more than 20+ hours, so if you plan to burn this particular candle through the ‘eve’ of your choice, or burn it through all 3 eve’s, we suggest only lighting it for a few hours at a time, then extinguishing it so that the wick can fully dry. Once the wick is dry enough, ‘knock off’ or ‘cut’ the excess wick so that the candle continues to burn cleanly. We use only 100% American grown soy wax, which will not throw soot, but it WILL if you don’t provide the proper wick maintenance. If you see any darkening or soot forming on your candle, its because the wick had curled and was relit, or there is excess wick that hasn’t been removed.
Our 8 oz Bayberry Apothecary jars can burn for 40+ hours! Please burn these candles in the same manner as our Travel Tins mentioned above. Please provide proper wick maintenance to ensure a clean burn of your Bayberry candle.
Votives are $6.00 each
As always, 25% from the purchase of our candles benefits a charitable cause. Donations are posted every Monday (sometimes Tuesday) evening, so please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see where your donation was sent.
**All Mystic Pines Candle Co., candles are 100% soy wax, Reiki blessed and handcrafted in Buffalo, NY. Please note it may take up 4 to 6 business days to complete and ship your order.**
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All Mystic Pines Candle Co., candles are sold as curios only. Every soy wax item is lovingly hand-poured and Reiki Blessed. In no way, shape, or form do we guarantee any particular outcome. You must add your own pure love and positive intention to the products in order to make them work for you!
CAUTION: Never leave a candle burning unattended. Certain candles contain crystals, herbs that could potentially 'spark' or crack the glass. Always burn your candles
AboutWhat's so 'Mystic' about 'Pine?' Pine trees have always held a magical presence in my life. Some of my fondest memories growing up in Maryland are centered around my time spent outside, playing and caring for the many dogs, cats, rabbits (even w...