celebrating candlemas – 2nd february
After the darkest time of the year there is now a promise of spring and return of the light at Candlemas as the days begin to get longer, it is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Singing Candlemas songs whilst lighting candles in the earth can be a special way to mark this occasion, warming up all the little bulbs underground in time for Lady Spring to arrive, yet winter can still have another strike as the below old wisdom reminds us!
“If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,Winter will have another flight,But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rainWinter is gone, and will not come again.”Candlemas Verse, The Waldorf Book of Poetry
It’s a lovely family tradition at this time of year and helps build family rhythms to make some of your very own candles in preparation for Candlemas, and you can then fill your table with their glowing light in celebration.
candle dipping kit
This candle dipping kit has everything you need so you can make your very own candles from deliciously honey-scented pure beeswax. It comes with 600mg beeswax granules, wick and a dipping tin filled with the beeswax to get you going. You simply melt the wax in the dipping tin in a pan of hot water, and then repeatedly dip the provided lengths of wick in until your candle has grown enough. This is an easy and heartwarming craft for young children under adult supervision and a really lovely activity to do as a family at Candlemas time. You can even save all your old candle stubs throughout the year to all melt in the dipping tin to make new candles, here below was a D.I.Y. version we tried with melting old beeswax candle stubs – a little pear-shaped but still worked beautifully!
beeswax candle rolling
These deliciously honey-scented pure beeswax honeycomb sheets make really easy and beautiful candles by just rolling them! An easy and fun craft even for young children. You can make different sizes, shapes and spiralling candles too by how you cut the wax sheet before rolling. The candle kit contains 3 pure beeswax sheets, full instructions and wicks.
pure beeswax candles