Dark Woods Mini Hag Taper
• THE HAG TAPER • Mullein Torch Candles •
*This listing is for 1 mini taper at 4-5" tall.
These are the "Dark Woods Taper" - crafted with charcoal infused PNW beeswax, Western Red Cedar and Yarrow sprig. Intended to conjure the protection of the mysteries and the protective darkness that lies in the dense rainforest.
They are made from Mullein stalks I harvested during Samhain's New Moon & ritually crafted during the November's Full Moon; dipped in local mountain beeswax.
The process of crafting these into fruition takes a lot of meditative time; they are infused with love & deep intention. I made a small batch of this taper so I hope will find their way onto sacred altars, lit during seasonal ceremony or as a gift for a loved one. These tapers make the perfect tool for Yule rituals and spells, to commune and ask guidance from ancestors and spirit world.
🌚 THE HISTORY OF HAG TAPERS:
Mullein is native to Europe & Asia, with a history dating back well over 2,000 years. It’s said that in late summer ancient Roman’s would harvest dried Mullein stalks & dip them in animal fats like tallow or beeswax, sometimes rolled in herbs & burn them as torches during funerals & in ceremony. One of their names for Mullein was actually "Torch Plant" for this reason. The yellow flowers of the Mullein stalks were even used to dye ladies hair yellow in Rome.
Ancient Witches burned these torches to wander the woods, commune with Ancestors & spirits of the Otherworld. They were also used to cleanse negative psychic energy & keep evil spirits away. They are most often crafted to be burned during Sacred Sabbaths and used as a ritual divination tool, as guidance through the dark months.
⚠️⚠️ BURN WARNING & SUGGESTED USE INSTRUCTIONS:
This is for outside use only. Set this Hag Candle on a steady surface and be sure it is far away from anything flammable. You may choose to remove some or all of the adorning herbs to further prevent a risk for sparks. The herbs may crackle and spark. The beeswax will melt down and around the torch as it burns, so be sure it is on a protected surface and do not leave unattended. Once lit, it will likely not go out and it may smoke a lot, so it is recommended to use outdoors or in a well-ventilated open spaces. May be snuffed out into a can of ashes or water and re-lit for later use. Please keep away from children and animals. Keep in mind this is a highly flammable torch so please burn it wisely and take precaution!
As always, no essential Oils or fragrances are added.
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