Candles with Bayberries What is the tradition of the Bayberry Candle? According to legend, lighting bayberry candles during the Yuletide season would bring you money and good luck throughout the New Year. Today, these candles are popular for their beautiful purple-black color and distinctive odor, which is described as a mixture of violets and cinnamon.
Cloves The custom of burning cloves during the Christmas season comes from the ancient Greek practice of anointing statues and other sacred objects with the oil. Although today most people associate the burning of cloves with Christmas, they can be burned at any time of year. Burning cloves is an effective way to remove negative energy from your home.
Cinnamon Stickings cooks across Europe and in America like to burn cinnamon sticks during the holidays. The scent of cinnamon is believed to attract prosperity for the coming year.
Garlic/Onions/Leek There are many traditional recipes that include burning garlic, onions, or leeks as part of the cooking process. The smell of these flowers brings good health and happiness into your life in the new year.
Holly Leaves Holly leaves have long been used by Europeans to protect their homes and businesses from burglary and evil spirits. If you wear holly leaves during the Christmas season, it will bring you protection and good fortune.
"A bayberry candle, burned to the socket, delivers food and larder, and riches to the pocket," we discovered. Another legend holds that if you burn a bayberry candle all the way down on New Year's Eve, you will have good fortune for the rest of the year.
A bayberry tree can be found in most large cities across the United States. The tree is native to the coastal regions of North America from Massachusetts to Florida but has been introduced to other parts of the world as well. Bayberries are not actually berries but rather small, edible fruits similar to blackcurrants that grow in clusters at the end of long branches. They look like little white balls covered in tiny hairs. The fruit is used in baking and making wine.
Bayberries were once very important to the American economy because they look and taste something like grape jelly but are not as expensive. In the past, people would use up their bayberry crops by making jellies and preserves instead of selling them. That is why it isn't best to burn them as fuel or you'll be burning money.
The first recorded sighting of a bayberry tree was in 1613 by William Lawson who called it "baie berry." This is how the tree got its name.
There are several varieties of bayberry trees including: American, Chesapeake, Sea Island, and Virginian.
Candles made with bayberries, myrrh, and cassia are used on Christmas Eve to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
Bayberry candles are made by mixing Bayberry wood shavings with vegetable oil and melting them together. The resulting mixture is then poured into a mold and allowed to harden. This process is repeated as needed until the desired amount of wax has been obtained. When making bayberry candles it is recommended that you use only fresh bayberries because dried ones have a strong scent that may not be desirable in candles.
Myrrh is the resin extracted from certain trees in the genus _Myrtus_. It was one of the ingredients used by Moses to make atonement for people who had died without having received the Lord's Supper (see Exodus 30:23). Cassia is a spice derived from a tree in the family Fabaceae. It is used in cooking and as a perfume ingredient. Cassia candles are made by heating corn or soybean oil until it becomes a liquid, adding spices including cinnamon, clove, and allspice to the oil, and pouring the hot mixture into molds.
The tradition of burning the Yule log traces back to previous solstice festivities and bonfires. The Christmas custom is to burn a chunk of the log every evening until Twelfth Night (January 6).
The word "Yule" comes from the Norse word jol, which means "yew." The yew tree was important to the Norse culture because its wood was believed to have magical properties; it could see in the dark and even heal itself if injured. They also used the bark of the yew tree as medicine and burned it in fireplaces as an alternative to coal.
In the 16th century, Scottish nobles built elaborate holiday houses called "yules" or "ulis" to celebrate the arrival of Christmas. These wooden structures were decorated with boughs cut from the evergreen yew tree and filled with gifts for the children. As the years went by, these yule trees became larger and larger until they reached 20 feet in height. In Victorian-era America, large versions of the yule tree were popular attractions at city streetscapes during Christmas time.
Today, many people still enjoy the yule log festival. But instead of building huge trees, they build small fires using parts of the log. The fire is usually placed in a bowl or pot and surrounded by candles or other lights at night.
Evening bonfires are wonderful, especially on a cool summer night on the beach. Nothing beats the aroma of burning wood, the salty sea air, and the soothing sound of the waves. Bonfire celebrations are also a fantastic way to commemorate a momentous occasion in the family, such as a birthday party.
However, if you plan to burn anything other than sand or dirt, you will need a fire permit from the local government office. The same rule applies if you plan to smoke around the fire. Otherwise, you might end up with a fine for illegally constructed fire.
It is important to remember that fireworks are very dangerous if not used properly. Even batteries can be dangerous if not handled properly. Be sure to use caution when working with any kind of fire.
People in the United Kingdom celebrate Bonfire Night on November 5 with fireworks, bonfires, sparklers, and toffee apples. We do it to commemorate the anniversary of a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. On Bonfire Night, many people love burning sparklers. They use these as well as other fireworks to mark the evening's event.
Sparklers are easy to light but difficult to put out if they go off too close to you. So keep this in mind when you're planning your Bonfire Night display: If you don't want to burn yourself or someone else down to ashes, stay at least five yards away from the fire!
You might also like to include some of these in your Bonfire Night display: Roman candles, sky rockets, and bangers. These all sound like fun things to set off during your party, don't they?
What a great way to say good-bye to autumn and welcome winter!
Because wax has a memory, you should burn your candle such that the melted wax extends all the way to the edge of your container. That way, the next time you light your candle, it will remember to melt all the way to the sides. When you get a fresh candle, it may take its first few hours burning before it reaches this extended-melted state, so you want to make sure there's enough wax left over after the initial burn down to accommodate these first few hours.
The longer you let your candle burn, the more fragrance it will release and the harder it will be to blow out. Most people don't realize how quickly a lit candle can burn down, so they're often surprised by how short some of the scents last. For this reason, it's best not to use all of your scenting agents on one go. It's better to burn half of your ingredient total than to run out of perfume entirely!
Also, as the wick gets shorter, you need to trim it back so that it burns properly. If it starts to go out too soon, then more of the wax will be consumed instead of less and the flame will be smaller. This makes it burn slower and use more of the remaining scenting agents.
Finally, when the wax is almost gone, you need to extend the life of the flame by blowing out the candle.