Read what our customers are saying about our Hand-Poured Bayberry Candles ~
"Sacred Mists' bayberry candles are the best I've ever purchased. They burn clean with a pure, light fragrance that you know is all natural. The flame is bright and the candles are long lasting. I give these as gifts year after year and will never buy another brand." ~ Lisa H., New Haven, Connecticut
"Each year I buy several of Sacred Mists bayberry pillars for my prosperity work through the year, and at least several sets of tapers, depending on how many people will be coming to our Christmas Eve family dinner, for what I call our "candle lighting ceremony". I set a taper in front of each plate and we go around the table before eating, each lighting our candle and sharing what we wish for in the coming year. My family, not being Wiccan, can celebrate this ritual with me without any religious barriers. It's just one of the ways I'm able to celebrate my spirituality while still being in the broom closet. Thanks, Sacred Mists!" ~ Melissa T., Thousand Oaks, CA
"Prosperity galore is what I get each year when I buy my supply of bayberry candles from Sacred Mists! I've tried the rest, then I found THE BEST. Great burn, awesome magick. I'm never disappointed. Love these candles! ~ Andrea C., Benton Harbor, MI
"The Sacred Mists Bayberry candles are my favorite gifts to give during the year. Best bayberry candles I've ever burned. I haven't had a Yule without them in over 8 years and can't imagine I ever will again. I'm lifetime customer of these, guaranteed." ~ Trinity K., Coral Springs, FL.
"I put my order in for your bayberry candles early this year. Last year, I didn't get my tapers because I waited too long. This year I'm not making the same mistake. My Yule wasn't the same without them. They're just loaded with energy and intent and I love that they're all natural and hand made." ~ Gordon S., Honolulu, HI
Where did the bayberry candle legend originate?
When the first settlers arrived in the new world, every moment was one of survival. Everything was in short supply including candles. Generally candles were made of animal fat (tallow) which tended to smoke and give off an unpleasant, sometimes even rancid odor. 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. They learned to collect and save the bayberry wax that would rise to the surface of the water and make them into taper candles. The bayberry tapers burned longer and cleaner than the tallow version, and smelled heavenly! Unfortunately, it takes a lot of bayberries to make enough wax to make a single taper. These bayberry tapers became a real treasure to the colonists who saved them for very special occasions. To have a bayberry candle was a luxury to be saved and relished. It became the tradition to burn your bayberry candle on Christmas 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 the tradition continues to this day.