These handcrafted Wheel of the Year candles are made with 100% Natural Soy Wax and substainably harvested Organic Beeswax which may include 100% Organic Coconut oil for a delicious aroma combined with a special blend of fragrance essential oils. Due to the cooling process of Beeswax it is not uncomon for the beeswax to slightly separate from the walls of a vessel and doesn't degrade the quality. Fragrance/Oils are choose based after the holiday.
**These are made-to-order, unless inventroy is available from 2020 due to issues with supply demand and availability. Please expect that 3-5 days may be added toy our order of the Wheel of the Year Collection due to these issues. Thank you for your understanding!
Imbolc is a pagan holiday celebrated from February 1 through sundown February 2. Based on a Celtic tradition, Imbolc was meant to mark the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox in Neolithic Ireland and Scotland. Being creative during this time is thought to supercharge your goods with the energies of the new year.
Ostara, or Eostra, is an Anglo-Saxon goddess who represents dawn. As a spring goddess she oversees the budding plants and burgeoning fertility of the earth. The Horned God, sometimes envisioned as the god Pan, symbolizes the festive enjoyment of nature through hunting and dancing. This is sometimes referred to as the Spring Equinox or solstice.
Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Beltane honors the fertility magic that mother earth gifts us with each spring, along with the element fire, which serves as a symbol of creation.
Litha, Midsummer is one of the four solar holidays and is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest. For some Pagans the Summer Solstice marks the marriage of the God and Goddess and see their union as the force that creates the harvest's fruits.
Lughnasadh, also called Lammas, falls on August 1, roughly halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. 2. The name of the holiday derives from Old Gaelic and is a combination of Lugh, a Celtic god, and násad, or assembly. Lammas is the celebration of this first, Grain Harvest, a time for gathering in and giving thanks for abundance.
Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.
In the Druid tradition, Samhain celebrates the dead with a festival on October 31 and usually features a bonfire and communion with the dead. American pagans often hold music and dance celebrations called Witches' Balls in proximity to Samhain. A festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.
Yule, A pagan festival also called the Winter Solstice, celebrates the rebirth of the Sun, the Sun God and honors the Horned God. On Yule we experience the longest night of the year. Although much of the winter's harshest weather is still ahead of us, we celebrate the coming light, and thank the Gods for seeing us through the longest night.
Wheel of The Year Candle Collection - 2021
Burn within sight. Keep away from things that catch fire. Keep away from drafts, children and pets. Only burn on a suitable counter or plate. Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Please trim the candle wick before lighting to avoid flare ups. Discontinue use if the dish contains less than 1/2" of wax to avoid burns and container breaking under heat.
Oils Considered NOT Safe During Pregnancy
Aniseed, Angelica, Basil, Black pepper, Camphor, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Clary Sage (often used during labor by midwives safely), clove, fennel, fir, ginger, horseradish (should not be used by anyone), Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Mustard, Mugwart (should not be used by anyone), Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Wintergreen..
Please read all ingredients for any allergens and make sure to use them properly. Hedgemade Goods are not responsible for the misuse of our products.