Back in the early days, candles were rendered from animal fat (tallow). The candles produced a foul odor and did not burn cleanly. In Colonial times, bayberry wax was discovered by boiling the berries from the bayberry bushes in New England. These candles were clean burning and had a pleasant, sweet smell. Since it takes 1 1/2 quarts of berries to make one taper candle, bayberry candles became a precious luxury saved for special gatherings. Thus began the New England tradition of burning bayberry candles on Christmas and New Years Eve for heath and prosperity in the year to come.
"A bayberry candle, burned to the socket, puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket." - a New England tradition
We burn bayberry candles regularly, especially on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Bayberry candles are our favorite hostess gift any time of year since they are thoughtful and natural in color and scent. When you shop for bayberry candles, be sure to look for bayberry candles that are made from true bayberry wax, not artificially scented bayberry candles made from generic wax. Most bayberry candles are blended with a touch of beeswax for added strength.
I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little prosperity right now!