I received a really interesting direct message on the Scents the Moment Instagram the other night:
Initially, as you can tell from my response, I was a little taken aback. I mean, if you look at my Instagram, I have photos of products and my dog, Lucy – I never thought my branding would direct me to be that kind of shop.
But, I questioned my own thinking… what, exactly, did I mean by that kind of shop?
A spiritual shop? A Wiccan shop? A head shop?… I realized the error wasn’t with the question, but in my own thinking.
Candles have existed for millennia and their brightness have served as metaphors for just as long. I realized the question I received was deep-rooted in far more history of candles that I was never aware of. After a little guidance from my friend Deb Jasien, owner of Fields of Ambrosia, she directed me to Wicca Lore and I started to do my research and revised my response:
Candles are inherently magical because they represent the four elements of nature. The wax is equivalent to the Earth (think of the soybeans used to create our wax base). The melted wax is like water – liquefied parts of the Earth. The flame is obviously fire and the smoke produced by the candle is the air. According to Witches Lore, this deep-rooted connected between candles and Earth is strengthened based on the scent.
There exists a whole realm and encyclopedia of fragrances and what they spiritually mean.
A few magical attributes examples associated with our candles:
Magical attributes of Chamomile: Good as a meditation incense, for centering, peace, sprinkle in your home for protection, healing, money.
Magical attributes of Jasmine: Used in love spells, charm, and sachets.
Magical attributes of Rose: Love, friendship, luck, protection, psychic power, and divination
–Serenity Prayer Candle
Magical attributes of Sandalwood: Purification, protection, and healing.
So, can you contact the dead with our candles?
Our candles were not created with the intent to draw any connection with the dead. We create our candles for beauty, aesthetic, fragrance, home decor, and to use your olfactory sense to connect you with a blissful moment in life. That being said, we do use scents that are inherently “magical” (as demonstrated above) and would love to hear about how you use our candles to feel more connected with yourself, spirit, or more.