We are so excited to share a little bit of history with you : Bayberry candles are an American tradition. When the first settlers arrived on our shores (yes, we're going there), everything was in short supply - including candles. Generally candles were made with animal byproducts, which had obvious downsides, and in looking for alternatives, it didn't take long for the settlers to discover the abundant bayberry bush had berries that would give off a waxy residue when boiled.
Colonial women would save and collect the bayberry wax and taper the wax into candles. This began a tradition of boiling the berries of the bayberry bush to enjoy the sweet smelling wax that would give a long clean burn. Because 15 pounds of berries were required for one pound of wax, the bayberry candles were saved for special occasions.
To have a bayberry candle was a luxury and it was a tradition to burn the bayberry candle on Christmas or New Years Eve to bring blessings of abundance over your household.
Now that you've had your history lesson, let one of our Bayberry candles bring blessings (something we all need more of in 2020) and good scents to your home this holiday season. This scent is earthy and light. Tart berries and spicy nuances are awakened by notes of creamy woods and amber. While you may choose to burn alongside your collard greens and black eyed peas as you ring in the new year, it is a great all around scent, perfect for year round burning.
We are pleased to offer the following options:
6oz travel tins are perfect for the home, office or travel. Each is poured in a gold travel tin with a cotton wick.
10oz candles are poured in a beautiful charcoal-colored ceramic tumbler - NEW for 2021! These feature two cotton wicks and a dust cover to be removed prior to burning.
16oz candles are poured in a lovely honeycomb glass jar with two cotton wicks. Topped with a dust cover to be removed prior to burning.
Our candles are hand poured in small batches in Oakboro, North Carolina. Each candle is completed with premium grade, phthalate-free fragrance oil-- natural and safe for you and your loved ones.