Sunday, April 17, 2011

Medway Candle Bath Salts

If you're looking for a last-minute gift that's personal but not presumptuous, bath salts scented with essential oils are inexpensive, thoughtful and gorgeous. We put 'em in embroidered satin and organza bags; you can have them in the ever-popular lavender or orange, with bergamot and petitgrain. You'll see them at the Nova Scotia farmers' markets in Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Hubbards--and at occasional fund-raisers like the one we did Saturday at the Chester Area Middle School (CAMS).

Epsom salts help restore levels of magnesium and do all kinds of good things for your body, because they're absorbed through the skin when you bathe. For the whole scoop, check out this link to the Epsom Salts Council

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Our 100% Pure Beeswax Candles

Medway Candle beeswax candle are all-beeswax, and that's a big deal. Candles with as little as 10% beeswax can be labeled "beeswax"--and too often are! If your "beeswax" candles aren't labeled "100% beeswax" they may contain large amounts of other waxes. Candles that aren't all-beeswax burn faster, drip and smoke. 100% pure beeswax candles should burn 4-5 times slower than paraffin.

We also use 100% cotton or paper wicks (depending on the type of candle), ordered from a reputable supplier. Our beeswax comes from a large honey producer whose harvest includes golden blocks of filtered beeswax. Mike hand-dips 7, 8 and 9-inch tapers (and other sizes by custom order), working late into the night by the heat of a Black Bear woodstove while he listens to jazz.

Votives, tea lights, hearts in two sizes and pillars are poured by hand into metal molds, allowed to cool, then removed from the molds and hand-finished. For ordering information or price lists, send us a comment on this blog; we'll get back to you within a day.

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