bayberry candles scentedBayberry Candle Scented

Bayberry candles are my favorite scented candle. Bayberry scent is pine type of scent but more herbal. It's hard to describe. It is very pleasant though even for people like me who don't tolerate aromas well. If you are using my bayberry candles to follow the bayberry candle tradition, you may wish to provide your guests with the traditional bayberry candle poem.

This bayberry candle comes from a friend, so on Christmas eve burn it down to the end. For a bayberry candle burn down to the socket brings joy to the heart and gold to the pocket

There are slight variations in the wording but the message is the same.

The bayberry candle tradition comes from the early colonists who barely survived the difficult living conditions they found themselves in when they arrived here. They found that the common bayberry gives of a tiny bit of wax when boiled. They saved up the wax throughout the year. By then, they would have accumulated enough to make a bayberry candle. Normally, they used tallow candles that smoked heavily and smelled terrible as they were made from animal fat that would turn rancid. They  cherished the bayberry candle because it burned clean and smelled nice. The bayberry candle was so revered that it was saved for the most special day.... Christmas eve. It was a symbol of good things and evolved to symbolize good luck and prosperity. The colonists believed that a bayberry candle burned on Christmas eve would bring good luck in the coming year. This was very important to people who didn't know if they would survive to see the next Christmas. Many people have heard of the bayberry legend but never understood it. I carry both bayberry scented candles and the authentic bayberry wax candle. The version on this page is for scent, the one at the bottom of this page follows the authentic bayberry tradition. The authentic bayberry candle doesn't have much scent. The scent is in the berry, not the wax. Many customers but both so they have a nice holiday scented candle and one for the bayberry tradition.

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bayberry jar candles

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Pint jar

approx 5" tall X 3" in diameter

Deep olive green color


bayberry candle scented

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jelly jar size

approx 4" tall X 2 1/2" in diameter

bayberry votive

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fits a standard votive holder

2" X 1 3/4" in diameter

bayberry candle scented

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2 3/4" tall X 2 1/2" in diameter