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Monday, 23 February 2015

Candles, winter and spring

The candles are going to get dusty. No longer do we eat our supper or start our mornings with them. The growing fingers of daylight have crept into our world and illuminates our waking hours. When I was younger I struggled with the darkness of winter. Now I have come to the place where I accept winter and the darkness for what it is. And with that has come contentment. Why and what it is that makes me accept it at this time in life I do not know. It just is. The last few years I have been making my own beeswax candles. I started to do this because I learned that unlike paraffin candles which are a known health hazard beeswax actually cleanses the air. They also emit a honey scent that I love. This is the aroma that gets me into the honey jar and admittedly I eat more of it in the winter months.
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  1. I still struggle with SAD. I have found that as I grow older, I seem to need the light more than I did when I was younger. As the daylight hours increase, my mood seems to lift. I am trying to move to all beeswax candles, too. I love that you make your own. xo Laura

    1. I still have paraffin candles around as well. Thanks for reading.

  2. Making beeswax candles is something I've not done. Do you buy your beeswax online, or get it locally? I think it is wonderful that you make your own candles!

  3. Yes, I buy locally. I did notice that you can buy it on amazon. A year or so when I last bought beeswax it was 7.00 a pound.

  4. Lovely candle, my friend. I admire your ability to embrace the season and make the most of it. That's a beautiful photo, too. xxx ~ Nancy

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