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These genuine bayberry candles, made from the wax on the berries of the bayberry shrub, have been the traditional holiday candles since colonial times. Burned to the nub on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, they bring good luck for the coming year. A white powder called bloom forms naturally on the surface of bayberry candles as they age.
Our Genuine Bayberry candles are handmade from 100% bayberry wax found on the outside of the bayberry fruit. Burned to the nub on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, they bring good luck for the coming year. A tradition that brings a certain type of tranquility and peace in your home, since colonial times. There is a warm mild scent of bayberry wax, but there are no other additives or enhancements to this set.
The set comes in a box with a parchment paper insert and note explaining the tradition of Bayberry candles, as well as this lovely poem: ‘ This Bayberry candle comes from a friend. So on this Holiday burn it down to the end. Because a Bayberry candle burned to its socket, brings good luck, good health and wealth to your pocket.’