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HISTORY: The ritual of dipping dried mullein stalks in tallow or beeswax to make torches with dates back, at least, to ancient Roman times where the Romans would carry them during funeral processions.
Other names for mullein include Our Lady's Candle, Candlewick Plant, and Hag Taper (as the stalk candles were either used by witches or used to repel them).
Historically, mullein candles have been burned to drive away evil in both Europe and Asia, and in the tale of Ulysses he used mullein to protect himself against the magic wiles of Circe.
INFO: All mullein stalks were wild-harvested in Massachusetts along both the Atlantic ocean and the Mystic river. Beeswax used is pure from Cascadia, Oregon.
SIZES: Small: 4-6 inches. Medium: 6.5 - 8 inches. Large: 7-9 inches with thick stalks. Extra Large: 9-12 inches with thick stalks.
USE AND CAUTIONS: Perfect for your altar space, these are fascinating to watch burn due to the irregularities of the stalks. They will produce a tall flame, so do not burn candle underneath any surface. To burn: place sturdily in a candlestick or glass bottle in a clear space (do not burn near or underneath anything flammable). Placing on a plate is advised to catch small bits of ash that may fall. Light top of candle until wax melts away and top of mullein stalk is lit. Candle will produce little to no smoke if flame is allowed to burn, and will burn at a rate of about 10-15 minutes per inch. Larger candles can be cut to make more, shorter candles.
Please note the images you see here are examples of each size. Every candle is one-of-a-kind and will vary in appearance.