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Old New England Bayberry Candle - Yule Winter Solstice

Old New England Bayberry Candle - Yule Winter Solstice

Enchanted Witchery

  • $ 1395

Historical Facts of Bayberry~
“Bayberry wax was Colonial America’s contribution to candle making history and became an
important tradition there. Looking for a more economical alternative to beeswax colonial women
discovered that a lovely wax could be obtained by boiling the grayish green berries of the bayberry bush.
More economical than beeswax, better smelling and burning than tallow, bayberry became another
alternative for candle making in colonial times.

Unfortunately, it takes about 15 lb of bayberries to make 1 lb of Bayberry wax. Collecting all those
berries was very time consuming. Also, bayberry wax candles are very brittle and are prone to “blooming”
or forming a white powdery residue on the outside of the candle after it’s stored for a few months.
So, bayberry wax never caught on as the main source of candle making wax.

Yet, every colonist who could afford to do so would burn at least one Bayberry wax candle during
the holiday season. On Christmas Eve the burning of a bayberry wax candle was considered good luck.
It brought you health, wealth and prosperity for the coming year. A popular colonial saying was…

“A Bayberry candle burnt to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket”.
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