A Traditional Luxury
Bayberry has long been associated with the holiday season, however it can be used year around to call abundance and prosperity to your life!
The Bayberry Candle
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
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.
It is believed that you should light your bayberry candle on the eve of your holiday of choice (or all of them as we at Sacred Mists do) and allow it to burn completely until it goes out on it's own.
It is a rare thing to find a true bayberry wax candle. Our chandler uses only the finest, purest bayberry wax (a 40% ratio) and blends it a proprietary blend of ALL NATURAL waxes to ensure a clean burn and a tall flame. We are proud to offer them to you here at Sacred Mists Shoppe!
Keep this wonderful magical holiday tradition alive! Share the bayberry candle tradition with others. You can inscribe the poem on magickal paper and wrap the candle with bayberry sprigs and raffia. You will want to have enough on hand to bless all your family and friends in the coming new year.
Pure, natural bayberry wax candles! Poured with a proprietary blend of beeswax, soy wax, and natural bayberry wax, these hard-to-find candles bring health and prosperity to the Yule season. Year around, bayberry is used in intent rituals and spells focusing on wealth, good luck, domestic peace or fertility.