When colonial families settled on the east coast, they began to “women’s work” with each other. Each day, the women of the house are responsible for cooking, cleaning and home care. In late autumn, the animals were slaughtered, women begin to make candles for next year. The average home requires about 200-400 light candles in homes for a year. Fat or animal fat, collected throughout the year, but the slaughter still carry more fat at home. Such as making candles is hard work and the sense of smell, more than has been done in a day.
Fat can be very dirty after several weeks. Imagine how much worse it must be in a few months! In wealthy homes, women wax candles or bayberry wax, the taste is much smoother than anything else the animal will come out.
The women gathered bayberries bushel and cook for a couple of hours. This heating process permits the waxy substance to flow out of the fruit. Like a candle has a natural urge, wax float above the kettle. After cooled wax has been removed from the surface of the same so that fly over the fat chicken broth is cooled today. It takes about 15 pounds of bayberries to produce one pound of wax. Bayberry wax by nature fragile and prone to “bloom”, that is a residual white powder that is formed on the outside of the candle after several months. Candles should be stored in a cold plate to protect fragile.
Over time, Chandler make their rounds, eliminating women from the task of making candles. Finally, the mold and paraffin is designed to completely replace the fat and Chandler.
Bayberry has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last 100 years. Mabel Baker, founder of Colonial Candle of Cape Cod (later PartyLite, a division of Blythe HomeScents, Inc.) has made a mark in the early 20th century, the hand, the average output slope bayberry. Unfortunately, the company offers the genuine bayberry wax candles.
Occupants folklore says that if you light a new bayberry candles on Christmas Eve, you will have health, wealth and prosperity for the coming year. Proverb that says:
Bayberry candle burned to the socket brings food pantry and gold to the pocket.
This party, in search of candles made with genuine bayberry wax. Sweet, herbaceous aroma is a holiday, a pleasant aroma. Burning a candle for Christmas Eve and ring in the new year of health, wealth and prosperity!