Bayberry Candle (Also available in wax tarts.) The familiar refreshing scent of bayberry will bring back childhood memories of your home decorated for the holidays with fresh evergreen and holly. The fresh tang of bayberry pine is kissed with tart, red, berries. Middle notes of orange peel and clove are blended with the deepness of wild sage and patchouli. www.jic4u.com
Bayberry candles made at home are an American tradition dating to colonial times. Despite mass-produced waxes and commercial scents, the romance of the humble bayberry taper endures. Here's how to make your own:
"In the colonial era, enterprising New Englanders quickly discovered that the wax produced by boiling the prolific gray berries along the coast produced a clean, aromatic flame, and thus the bayberry candle was born."