A candle to light the day and night in celebration of the summer solstice! To rejoice on Midsummer (or Litha) when the sun is at its most powerful, symbolizing the God in his might before he begins to fade into the the cycle of death and rebirth.
At Midsummer, the Holly King, God of the Waning Year, vanquishes the Oak King, God of the Waxing Year. It is a time to celebrate power and success, a night of powerful magick. A Midsummer fire was traditionally fueled by the friction between two sacred woods — fir and oak. The element of fire is an important component of Midsummer, because the sun is blazing in the sky and heat is generated by thunder and lightning. It only makes sense that we should honor such a time with a beautifully burning cauldron candle of our own!
Nine different herbs are traditionally thrown into the blaze on Midsummer, but in this candle there are three specific herbs that are added three times to symbolize those nine without causing any hindrance or fire hazard in the candle. Those three herbs are hand picked and mixed into a specialized Midsummer blend consisting of dandelion, sage, and mistletoe.
Each container version of my signature cauldron candles is hand-poured with specific intent and celebration of the particular sabbat/esbat in mind. They are scented with a special blend of oils to enhance the herbs already mixed into the very soy wax of the candle. In this case, those oils are roses, blood orange, cedarwood, grapefruit, and cloves. To represent the height of summer, when spicy and sweet are mingling in the air.
There are two different sizes available for each container cauldron candle: the nine oz. amber glass jar (with a burn time of approximately 60 hours) pictured, and the six ox. gold travel tin (with a burn time of approximately 25-30 hours). The final two pictures in the listing should be viewed to show the difference in size and appearance. Please take a look at the SHIPPING section below to see the specifics of each order.
Everything at From A Fable is designed with both beauty and function in mind. The specialty cauldron candles were designed for those that love the idea and earthy/cottage witch candle to warm and light their home, made with a specific intent and magick working in mind, and enhanced with scent, color, and herbs. However, not everyone is able to burn a pillar-style candle in their home, whether it is due to kids, pets, etc. This led to my idea to offer a different style of these beautifully handcrafted candles in a container, in two sizes and functional containers, to accommodate different practitioners’ needs.
Golden Brands Soy Wax, Zinc Core Wick, Rose Fragrance Oil, Blood Orange Fragrance Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, and Clove Bud Essential Oil.
Shipping is done through USPS at Priority and First Class Rates. After the processing time of 3-5 business days (though I ship orders out as quickly as possible), it should take the package no more than 1-4 business days to reach your home. This, of course, can vary during the holiday season. Please contact me if you have any questions about current processing times or need an estimate of how long it will take for your order to reach you. I cannot offer an exact time, but I can estimate as best as possible.
This product is made with soy wax, a common skin moisturizer. Many soy candles can be used as lotions or massage candles as the wax does not get hot enough to burn skin, and is known for its eco-friendly, skin-friendly, and moisturizing properties. HOWEVER, this candle is not recommended for that use. It is meant to be burned as a standard candle in the home, not to be used as a bath and body product due to the use of fragrance oils that are not considered skin safe in the scent. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will answer them.
Also, this candle contains a real, dried herbal mix in it. This means that the herbs can absolutely catch small fire, and this candle needs to be monitored. DO NOT LEAVE BURNING CANDLES UNATTENDED. Keep within view, and extinguish if leaving for more than a moment. Burn candles on a fire-safe surface, and place where it will not be knocked over by accident. We don’t need anyone’s day ruined by a fire!
Everything at From A Fable is crafted with allergies and sensitivities in mind. I aim to make sure that there are fun, body-loving products out there for people with difficulty finding bath and body products to use that do not cause negative reactions. I have extremely sensitive skin, normally needing to turn to free and clear products that seem to be harsher than need be on my body, but have discovered which ingredients can come together to form sensitivity-friendly recipes. If you have any questions about the ingredients of this product, do not hesitate to contact me via Etsy, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to address your concerns. I make it a point to know my products inside and out, and will be happy to put your mind at ease so you can enjoy luxurious bath and body experiences.
GENERAL SHIPPING AND RETURNS:
I ship through USPS (domestic as well as international), and always use Priority Mail or First Class depending on weight, unless otherwise requested. Further contact and negotiation will be required for anything being expedited when it comes to shipping. Items vary in processing time, so please consult the individual items for their processing times. Priority Mail and First Class shipping usually takes anywhere from 1-4 days to reach its destination.
From A Fable is not responsible for any international taxes, import delays, or other issues that can arise during the shipping process. Once it leaves the shop, I am no longer able to control its care or process.
I accept payment via credit card or PayPal. I accept Etsy gift cards as well. Cancellation must occur BEFORE the items are shipped, and any concerns should be addressed via direct communication with the owner of From A Fable, Lauren Runck.
In order to return a candle, it must be in its original condition (meaning that once it has been used AT ALL, I will not accept it back). A refund will then be issued once the candles are back in my possession to ensure they are in re-sale condition. Refunds will not include original shipping costs, as those have been used up. Return shipping is also the responsibility of the customer.
I do not accept returns of earrings or bath and body products, pertaining to health code standards. Once the item has shipped, I will not accept back ANY bath and body products or earrings. Necklaces are still available to negotiate returns or exchanges, though the customer is still responsible for return shipping.
Should there be any damage to a product on its way to you, please contact me immediately with photos so that I can submit a report with my shipper. Each situation will be handled from there, to ensure that the customer has not wasted their money on damaged goods. I strive for quality products as well as customer service! We don’t need anyone’s day ruined by faulty products!
I want you to be happy with your purchase, and absolutely love it. If for whatever reason, the product does not meet your satisfaction, please contact me right away. I will gladly refund the purchase (according to the guidelines found underneath shipping and return policies) within 2 weeks of receipt for candles less the original shipping costs. I do not accept returns or exchanges for bath and body products. If doing an exchange or return, the buyer is responsible for returning candles in the original condition as well as return shipping costs. If product was damaged during shipping, I will need pictures of the damage to submit a claim to the shipping company. Contact me right away if this is the case so that I can sort out the situation with you.
I always take custom orders, and love being contacted for them!
As for wholesale, message me privately for that as well to talk about amounts, pricing, etc.
Please burn candles responsibly.
Burn candles for 1-1.5 hours for each inch in diameter. This is especially important for the first burn (to keep the candle from doing what is called “tunneling”). Allow the melt pool to reach the edge of the container before extinguishing, so that you get a chance to burn all of the wonderfully-smelling wax!
Before lighting your candle, make sure the wick is trimmed to about 1/4 inch long. Keep debris out of your melt pool. If the flame is flickering, either the wick is too long or your candle is in a draft. Large flames will burn/consume your candle more quickly than a smaller, steadier flame will.
As for soaps and other bath and body, please read descriptions and ingredient lists if you are like me, and have sensitive skin. I test all soaps myself, and will always let you know in the descriptions which kind of fragrance or essential oils are used, which soap base they are made with, as well as any herbs or exfoliants that are added to the mix. I am open about all ingredients, as well as knowledgeable about the suppliers and their effects on the body. I welcome any questions or concerns about the products so that I may put them at ease and provide further information. Pay close attention to my ingredient lists, as I do not accept them for returns once they have been used!