real bayberry candles made with genuine bayberry wax

 

 

Real Bayberry Candle and Bayberry Legend

Legend of the Bayberry Candle Poem


This bayberry candle comes from a friend
for on Christmas eve I do send.
For a bayberry candle burned to the socket,
will bring joy to the heart and gold to the pocket.

 

 

Where did the bayberry candle legend originate?

When the first settlers arrived on our shores, every moment was one of survival. Everything was in short supply including candles. Generally candles were made of tallow (animal fat) which tend to smoke and give off an odor. They can turn rancid as well. 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. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of bayberries to make enough wax to make a single taper. These bayberry tapers were a real treasure to the colonists who saved them for 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 burn your bayberry candle on the eve of your holiday of choice (or all of them as I do). I include the bayberry poem, history and legend with every authentic bayberry taper. Do not leave a burning candle unsupervised.

Keep this wonderful magical holiday tradition alive! Share the bayberry candle tradition with others.

Key features of traditional bayberry candles:

  •  Burning a bayberry taper candle on Christmas eve or New Year's eve is said to bring good fortune.
  •  I include the traditional Bayberry candle poem and the bayberry history and lore.
  •  I also offer both traditional  real bayberry wax candles and bayberry scented candles that are less expensive but smell amazing.
  •  authentic bayberry wax prosperity spell candle / bayberry wax money spell candle
  • you can use a bayberry candle any day of the year to celebrate a new endeavor such as: birthday, wedding, start of a new business or job, retirement, graduation, anniversary, divorce (yes... worthy of celebration), full moon, solstice, any milestone that you want to bring blessings into the time that follows

 

Buy Bayberry Candles

 

genuine bayberry wax candle

Real Bayberry Wax 12 Hour Votive Candle

The bayberry wax votives will burn about 12 - 15 hours but you must use a votive holder like the one pictured. The votive cup captures all of the bayberry wax for it to be utilized by the flame. The votive cup creates improves the burn quality.

My bayberry candles are a standard 2" votive and should fit and standard votive cup. Any other container may not contain the bayberry wax enough to feed the flame with the melted wax.

Also note that my genuine bayberry candles are unscented. Genuine bayberry wax gives off very little aroma. I have chosen to not add scent to them to stay as authentic as I can to what the colonists would have used. I do offer bayberry scented candles below for those wanting a scented candle over the traditional bayberry wax.

All bayberry candles listed here include a detailed history, lore and bayberry candle poem.

My traditional bayberry candles are perfect for Christmas eve, Yule or New Years Eve! I handpour my own authentic bayberry votives for holiday gift giving. I include the legend of the bayberry candle poem. These traditional Christmas candles contain real bayberry with a wax blend so to improve burn quality.  Authentic bayberry wax  is a beautiful olive green color and have very little aroma.

$9.99 real bayberry candle

authentic bayberry candle

 

Votive cup SOLD OUT

 

jointed pair of scented bayberry candles

Some folks follow the bayberry candle tradition on Christmas eve and others follow it on New Years eve. I offer a pair of scented bayberry taper candles for those that want to burn one on Christmas eve and one on New Year's eve. They are are a jointed pair of bayberry scented tapers and I include the legend of the bayberry candle poem and the history behind the legend.

Burn your bayberry taper and share the other. The recipient will love your gift when they read the bayberry candle poem and history behind the tradition. Gifting someone with a bayberry candle means you wish them happiness, prosperity and good luck in the coming year.

Burn time of about 9 hours - I include bayberry candle legend

1 jointed pair - 10"

 $12.99 jointed pair of scented bayberry candles

star shaped glass taper candle holder

Antique glass candle holder for bayberry taper candles

Bayberry taper candles need a good taper candle holder it hold it securely while it burns.

Supplies are very limited

SOLD OUT glass candle holder for bayberry taper candles

 
 
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balsam fir votive

These Root fresh balsam scented votive candles smell wonderful. I'm a tough customer because I am a former candle maker. I want amazing candle scents that smell like their name and I want them super scented. Root candles are amazing. They are made with a natural beeswax blend. The wonderful rich fresh balsam fir votive smells just like a freshly trimmed Christmas tree. It's a perfect addition to your holiday décor.

This is a standard size 2" votive. Root makes a very high quality votive with great scent throw and a long burn time up to 20 hours when used with a votive cup.

They are nicely shrink wrapped for gift giving. They make a nice inexpensive stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift.

$2.99 balsam fir votive 8 in stock

a i root scotch pine votive

scotch pine votive

These Root scotch pine scented votive candles smell wonderful. I'm a tough customer because I am a former candle maker. I want amazing candle scents that smell like their name and I want them super scented. Root candles are amazing. They are made with a natural beeswax blend. The wonderful rich scotch pine votive smells just like a freshly trimmed Christmas tree. It's a perfect addition to your holiday décor.
 

This is a standard size 2" votive. Root makes a very high quality votive with great scent throw and a long burn time up to 20 hours when used with a votive cup.

They are nicely shrink wrapped for gift giving. They make a nice inexpensive stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift.

$2.99 scotch pine votive 17 in stock