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Help Finding Bayberry Scented Candles

Started 1285362115.833 in Candles | Last reply 1288642558.95 by Susan Louise

My mother had bayberry scented candles whe I was a little girl and I am deaperately looking for some to make Christmas special this year. Has anyone seen any lately or know where I can look? - From Hairy

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Hummingbir­d051285362389.9976 PostsRegistered 11/28/2005

I buy bayberry taper candles in my local Wal-Mart in the seasonal section. They had them last year but the holiday items are not out in the store yet for this year.

gardensla1285362405.3618938 PostsRegistered 9/7/2006Los Angeles, CA

A favorite of mine too. I think Yankee Candles and Colonial do them best.

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mousiegirl1285373185.69713956 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007

I grew up with them also. It wouldn't be Christmas without that scent. Many years ago, I came across a candle shop which had candles with the exact scent of years past, and I stocked up, which was a good thing, as they store closed, and whenever I have come across a Bayberry candle, it did not have the same scent. I will try the stores you mention and see what I think. :)

Luv2Decora­te1285582173.1336257 PostsRegistered 5/2/2008Floating on Lake Michigan

I buy from SwanCreekCandle.com my opinion is that this candle company is far better than any other candle company out there. We found this company about 10 years ago and they are fabulous. They do have Bayberry too.

Go to the Homespun Collection, they have all different sizes. Free shipping when you spend $50 too. I buy these candles as teachers gifts for Christmas.

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hairydogmo­ther1285597950.07855 PostsRegistered 7/31/2010

Thank you for all of the replies! ---- Hairy

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Dale1286074658.403234 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006Kerrville, TX

Pure Integrity has wonderful bayberry candles. Everything they have is wonderful :)

JazzyVR1286118305.71134 PostsRegistered 4/23/2006Western PA

Interestingly I inquired at the Yankee Candle store yesterday about bayberry candles, and they said people were buying these up because they supposedly repel stink bugs!

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Hello Kitt­y Girl1286223714.43382 PostsRegistered 10/3/2010Upstate, NY

My favorite holiday candle scent is Holiday Bayberry from Yankee Candles. It makes the whole house smell like christmas. I use the tarte melts also in the same scent. I just love it.

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mousiegirl1286471625.20313956 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007
On 9/27/2010 Luv2Decorate said:

I buy from SwanCreekCandle.com my opinion is that this candle company is far better than any other candle company out there. We found this company about 10 years ago and they are fabulous. They do have Bayberry too.

Go to the Homespun Collection, they have all different sizes. Free shipping when you spend $50 too. I buy these candles as teachers gifts for Christmas.

After reading your post, I placed an order with Swan Creek. I mainly wanted the Bayberry to see if it was the same scent of the candles I bought and still have, from MANY years ago and what I grew up with, but of course, ordered quite a few different scents. The order arrived yesterday, and though the scent of the other candles was rich and full, the Bayberry smells like pine, a nice scent, but definitely not the scent of my other Bayberry candle. I also received a free candle and a box of matches to light them.Smile I am burning Warm Cinnamon Buns now and the whole kitchen is scented with it, wonderful!

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Local1286503976.3971511 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

Most bayberry candles from candle companies smell too much like perfume, not the real bayberry. Very few places make true bayberry. Do a google search for natural bayberry candles and you'll find some good sources, mostly in New England. I always got mine at the colonial shop in Williamsburg (Duke of G St) and they were made in New England, NOT the ones from the commercial candle factory there. Unfortunately they've never sold them online. A set that is about 5-6" with the joined wick costs around $9 they last time I got them. Probably more now. Good luck because there's nothing like the natural bayberry scent.

mousiegirl1286556492.9513956 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007

Local - after reading your post, maybe the bayberry candles I have and have grown up with aren't true babyberry, but it is the scent I love. I will look into your suggestions, thank you.

hairydogmo­ther1286571277.3855 PostsRegistered 7/31/2010
On 10/3/2010 JazzyVR said:

Interestingly I inquired at the Yankee Candle store yesterday about bayberry candles, and they said people were buying these up because they supposedly repel stink bugs!

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mousiegirl1287769529.99713956 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007

In my continuing effort to find Bayberry candles, I ordered one from Yankee and one from Swan Creek, my new-found candle shop thanks to a poster, and I am burning both today, in separate rooms, and they are almost the same scent as what I grew up with, though when I smelled them before burning, they smelled piney, but not while burning.. I recently discovered the candle company which makes the Bayberry candles that I bought years ago, but they only sell wholesale, wouldn't you know! So, I will be ordering from Swan Creek as their soy candles fill the house with scent, and burn beautifully. I highly recommend the Dutch Apple Pie, fabulous!

I also purchased a candle dipper from Swan Creek and it it wonderful, puts the flame out with NO smoke/soot. I got a wick trimmer also, with long handles for reaching down into a candle, which works perfectly.

mousiegirl1287769638.0913956 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007
On 10/9/2010 JoyceEE said:

Hi Hairy ... your name cracks me up!

Wanted to let you know about the new PartyLite candle fragrance, Cinnamon & Bayberry. You have a lot of memories with bayberry, so it may interest you to know that PartyLite was founded by a woman named Mabel Baker on Cape Cod who started her own business way back by making wild bayberry candles.

The company has really high-quality candles -- and they develop their fragrances with the world's top fragrance houses. So bayberry will smell like bayberry, not pine like the poster, Mousiegirl, experienced.

Oh, and they have more than candles, too -- flameless candle warmers, reed diffusers, incense. Best thing is that you can order online or go to a party to smell everything before buying.

A mom of DD's friend used to sell these and though they smell good before burning, I didn't find that they did while burning. They do have wonderful candle holders, just about anything you could want.

Shoppergal1287795245.4472669 PostsRegistered 6/30/2007

Also, Gold Canyon Candles offer a holiday candle in Iced Bayberry. Really nice IMO.

mom of 71288229667.2072076 PostsRegistered 4/10/2010

You can also purchase Bayberry tapers at circahomeliving.com sold in a pair for $10.

ghb1288629502.753155 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

My Mom has burned Bayberry candles on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve for as long as I can remember. I had been buying them for years from a company in CA. They discontinued them, but the man there was very helpful. Make sure to get ones made from real bayberry wax, NOT bayberry SCENTED candles. I have found a new resource with the exact same boxes as the ones I've bought before for years from a company called Bayberry Barn Christmas Shop. Online....they have 6 and 8 inch pairs. I am ordering mine today. Hope this helps!

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I burned a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve 2001 because a friend gave me one with the following poem:

This bayberry candle is a gift from a friend,
on Christmas Eve burn it down to the end.
A bayberry candle burned down to the socket,
brings luck to the home and wealth to the pocket.

My DH was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2002, and I haven't burned a bayberry candle since.

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Susan Loui­se1288642558.953926 PostsRegistered 9/11/2007from Connecticut/live in Nebraska

I have the Yankee Candle "Holiday Bayberry" burning now {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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