Handmade in Bastrop, Texas from pure beeswax and natural Frankinsense & Myrrh resins, these taper candles are the genuine article. Fill your home with the warm and woodsy scent of the Wise Mens' gifts. Each candle is 8 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter at the base. Price includes a pair of tapers.
Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in ancient Egypt. It was fumed in the temples of Isis and is one of the gifts the wise men gave to the Christ child. When burned, Myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations and creates peace.
The Egyptians burned Frankincense at sunrise to honor Ra. It is included in some of the incenses used in the Catholic Church and was one of three gifts presented to newborn Jesus by the Magi. Frankincense has been one of the world's most treasured commodities since the beginning of written history. At its peak its value rivaled that of gold, the rarest silks, and the most precious of gems.
Its fresh, fruity, pine-lemon bouquet with delicately sweet, resinous and woody undertones, slows and deepens breathing and has been used since ancient times to awaken higher consciousness, and enhance spirituality, meditation and prayer – From Scents of Earth.
Throughout the ages bees wax has been the preferred wax for candles. It's relatively high melting temperature, faint aromatic scent and rich golden glow make for a superior candle. Bees wax will naturally develop a soft white powder on its surface if left unused for a time. This is known as the 'bloom' and can be removed by polishing with a soft cloth. The wick is a directional wick, meant to be burned from a patritular end. With a pair of candles strung together the wick is necessarily upside down in one. Occasionally a ball of soot will develop on the end of the upsdie down wick, this should be trimmed off if it does. These candles will drip, burn in the appropriate holder.