I just received a new batch of bayberry wax and it is GORGEOUS! It is a deep green color and has an amazing resinous scent!
Raw bayberry wax
For those unfamiliar with bayberry wax and bayberry tapers, here is a nickel tour. Bayberry wax is extracted from the berry of the bayberry bush. By itself, it is deep green and very brittle. Although the wax can be used by itself, it is not really a great wax for candles, For this reason, it is usually mixed with another wax, like beeswax. Blending the bayberry with the beeswax yields a more durable candle that burns brightly and for a long time. My bayberry candles are a proprietary blend of bayberry wax and natural yellow beeswax.
Bayberry wax has been used for candles for hundreds of years. In New England, bayberry candles are often shared with friends and family at Christmas or new Years celebrations. The burning of the bayberry candle burn to the end, is said to bring good luck for the new year.
Available candle sizes (L to R):
12"& 10" hex, 6", 8", 10" &12" round tapers.
All sizes available in both natural and bayberry waxes.
I have decided to offer up bayberry candles in ALL my taper mold sizes, not just the 10" round tapers. I still need to figure out packaging and may limit quantity selections to quantities I can safely ship.
I am also going to offer select tapers with an option to be left unfluted, as shown above. The Hex tapers are a larger diameter and may be difficult to fit easily into a candle holder. Fluting candles allows them to fit standard 3/4-7/8" candle holders
Fluted Candles in the foreground
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I like to walk the line between the creative and the analytical. Making soaps and other body care products allows me to explore both sides. I am always in awe of bees and what gifts they provide for us. There are many things to be learned....