Happy Mabon from The Eco Witch Co!
At this time of year we celebrate the second harvest following the first at Lughnasadh. This second harvest is the time of the fruit harvest, represented by the apple which in Celtic lore, is symbolic of creativity and rebirth. Another reason why the apple is considered magickal is because of the secret five-point star seed formation which can be revealed by cutting the fruit horizontally. This star of course, draws a resemblance to the pentagram of which its points represent each of the elements - earth, air, fire, water and spirit.
Each 300g Seasonal Magick candle has been adorned with a foraged pine cone, which have begun dropping from the trees. These little foraged finds are the first sign of Autumn and so are a reminder of the Summer that we leave behind. This year's Mabon candles have been scented with a lightly spiced vanilla fragrance with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Each candle is topped with foraged mugwort, cinnamon bark and chamomile - some of which has been home-grown.
Candle safety and getting the most out of your The Eco Witch Co. candle...
Prior to lighting your candle, make sure that all herbs are out of the way of the wick. This particular candle does contain larger dry herbs so please ensure to follow this step before lighting.
For the first time that you burn your candle, it is important to let it burn completely to the edge. This will guarantee a clean burn for each time you light your candle thereafter and will also prevent tunneling (tunneling results in wasted wax!).
In order to do this, I recommend you make sure to burn your candle for 3-4 hours the first time it is lit, or at least until the melt pool has reached the edge.
Before lighting your candle each time, trim the wick to approximately 6mm.
Never leave a burning candle unattended, in the way of drafts or close to anything that could catch fire.
Keep burning candles out of reach of children and animals.
Discontinue use once the wax level has reached approximately 10mm from the base of the container.