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Meaghan Lyons

How Our Candles Burn

A completely dripless candle is impossible to produce, but through careful craftsmanship and premium materials, we create candles that won’t drip or smoke when burned under normal conditions. Over time, we’ve refined the various waxes and wicks that make up each size and shape of candle to work in perfect harmony. A wax that is too soft (or too hard!) won’t melt properly, and a wick that is too thick (or too thin!) won’t fully consume melted wax, leading to puddles, drips, and smoke. Each size Mole Hollow candle uses a different configuration of 100% cotton wick. All of our...

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Meaghan Lyons

The Bayberry Candle Tradition

"A bayberry candle burnt to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket." Burning bayberry taper candles around the holidays is a centuries old tradition. Since colonial times, New Englanders have been making bayberry candles and lighting them on holidays to bring health and wealth in the year to come. Bayberry tapers are believed to “bring food to the larder and gold to the pocket” when burnt on New Year’s Eve. Tradition is important to us at Mole Hollow, and we strive to keep old customs alive. Today, we make bayberry candles using the same methods...

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