Tradition says that lighting a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve (or New Year's Eve) brings good fortune to your home. This inspired blend of pine, fir, and laurel softened with the clean scent of bayberry, frankincense, and myrrh¦will certainly bring good fragrance to your home. And perhaps the start of your own new holiday tradition.
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."