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:
New Year's Eve Tradition: on New Year's Eve light a bayberry candle (votive works great) and let it burn until it goes out on its own: "A Bayberry candle burned to the socket, brings health to the home and wealth to the pocket." We do this every year.
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.