Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review/Giveaway: Candle Charms


“This is definitely the coolest thing you’ve gotten to review,” my boyfriend said, as I opened up the package containing a large, handmade green candle on the dining room table. Anita at Candle Charms makes her “candle charms” by hand, using herbs, essential oils, and quartz crystal aligned to the purpose of the charm.


This particular candle contained herbs and oils dedicated to Anu, the Celtic mother goddess of abundance. The scent filled up the entire room.

Candle Charms” aren’t just your everyday candle to scent your home; they’re designed with a purpose in mind. Each candle is created with the intention of bringing beneficial energies into your home.

The slip included with the candle reads:

“Call upon this Goddess when you need to be ‘fed’ and when you need to tap into the primal energies behind and within everything. By reconnecting with Her, you will be able to experience the abundance of life and its inner vitality. 

As a Triple Goddess, in her form as Danu, She is also a goddess of movement, tides, and process – the flux and flow of existence – all that is connected with water for human beings (survival, refreshment, and pleasure). 

In Her form as Tailtiu, She is the goddess of vigor, strength, and endurance. 

As the goddess who returned to the body of the Earth, She is the connection with the land, its manifestation and protector.”

I certainly felt like I needed to be “fed”. This last year has been tough financially.

We had an unexpected loss of income of the sudden unemployment variety.  We had just bought a house, and unemployment benefits aren’t much more than a pittance. Bills began to stack up. I had recently gotten a new job, but the coffers had to be restored to their former glory (har, har).

So my Anu candle would be used for bringing financial wealth and abundance into my home.

I am a Neopagan Druid, and the Celtic pantheon is my “hearth culture”, which means this sort of thing is right in my wheelhouse. I dressed my home altar in green and set the candle in the middle on a nice glass plate.  


I had done a tarot reading to sort of direct me where to go in all of this, in which the first card was the Magician, the second was the Eight of Pentacles, and the third was the Three of Cups. This means if I direct my Will (and literally in this case, through magick) and work diligently, I will achieve results.

Seems like kind of a no-brainer, but when it pops up in a reading right in front of your face, it’s encouraging. I laid the spread out in front of the candle and left it there.

Every day, from the Full Moon in February until the Full Moon in March, I lit the candle and said a variation of the prayer that came on the wrapper while lighting the candle:

“Anu, Celtic Mother of the Gods, Goddess of Sustenance, Nurture, and Abundance — help me bring success and prosperity into my life. So be it!”
 I didn’t want to get too specific because I didn’t want to put limits on how it would manifest in my life.

After making up a little budget, I realized that my situation isn’t as soul crushing and hopeless as I had originally thought.  I began to notice little things right away; opportunities to pick up extra shifts at work, bills being considerably cheaper than originally anticipated, finding money I didn’t know I had, and little windfalls here and there.

It managed to spill over into my boyfriend’s life—he won a decent chunk of change in a little lottery game they had at his work’s belated holiday party.

I had also received a couple of small bonus candles—one for Cerridwen and one for Morrighan. I’ll have to think about how I’m going to use these later, but of course, they smell lovely.

A variety of Candle Charms are available, including intention candles (used for completing goals or drawing things to yourself), spiritual candles (dedicated to gods and goddesses, saints, or angels), totem candles (dedicated to animal totems), and personalized wedding candles. All are handmade to order with eco-friendly palm wax, fragrance and essential oils, and herbs. If you have sensitivities to certain scents or herbs, just ask and Anita will be happy to accommodate you. 



Visit CandleCharms on Etsy and see what she has to offer for you!





Candle Charms is giving away one candle of the winner's choice!  The value is variable depending on the candle chosen and would not include sets or custom candles.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 3-27-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck everyone!

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42 comments:

  1. Thank you, this looks like a perfect anniversary gift for my husband, who is dreadfully hard to shop for.

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  2. I have never heard of this company and candles like these. Interesting. Thanks for the honest review. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  3. i am not really into the concept, but i have a few friends that would dig this.

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  4. cool organic giveaway, i just entered
    Maria

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  5. I love these! I'd like the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Laxmi 3 x 6 Coral Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle!

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  6. This would make an awesome gift idea :)

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  7. The Intentions Relax candle sounds nice.

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  8. I like the color of the Animal Totem Blue Jay 2 x 6 Palm Wax Magick Blue Pillar Candle

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  9. I would like to try the intention diet candle.

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  10. They have so many awesome candles. I would really love to try theIntention Self Confidence 2 x 6 Peach Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle.

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  11. I love the Celtic Goddess Candle! amazing!!

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  12. I would love to get the Intention Beauty 2 x 6 Lavender Lilac Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  13. I'm interested in the Fire Dragon totem candle. I'm in need of protection.

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  14. I think the Intention Self Confidence 2 x 6 Peach Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle is interesting. I would like to have more self confidence.

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  15. The Christian Easter Fruit Candles would be perfect.thanks so very much for sharing.

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  16. Id like to try the intention diet wight loss candle.

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  17. Intention Inner Peace 2 x 6 White Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle is of great interest to me!!

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  18. I found several candles I liked from the Magickal Candle Charms Etsy shop but I the candle I am most interested in is the Greek God Apollo 3 x 6 Lavender Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle. Lavender is my favorite scent and I have always been a fan of Apollo.

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  19. I love this one Hindu God Vishnu 3 x 6 Blue Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle
    It really suits my sensibilities :)

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  20. They all look so wonderful, it's so hard to choose! But I'm definitely super interested in the Intention Diet Weightloss candle!

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  21. I love the money candle and the inner peace candle.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  22. I would like the Intention Patience 2 x 6 Green Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle

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  23. I would love the Intentions Creativity candle!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/180625726/intention-creativity-2-x-6-turquoise?ref=shop_home_active_10

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  24. Lovely collection of candles, but I guess my first pick would be the Inner Peace candle.

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  25. I love the marbled look of this candle. Inner peace sound lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. I find this so interesting! Pinning! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can't wait to see what you have lined up for this week.

    Sharon
    Her Organized Chaos

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  27. I am super interested in the Intention Diet Weight Loss 2 x 6 Orange Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle! this looks fantastic!

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  28. I quite like the Peacock Totem Candle! "Peacock represents Clairvoyance and Life Phases, Insight into Past Lives and Understanding Karma. Peacock also represents Resurrection and Watchfulness. A Peacock totem can give the ability to receive insight into past lives and karmic connection to current life. The Peacock also reminds us to laugh at life."

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  29. I am interested in the Intention Diet Weight Loss 2 x 6 Orange Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle.

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  30. I am interested in Eastern Goddess Quan Kwan Yin 3 x 6 White Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle

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  31. The Intention Meditation 2 x 6 Indigo Palm sounds nice. I've been wanting to try meditation.

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  32. I feel like I could really use the Intention Patience candle at this point in my life.Love everything in the shop!

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  33. I would love to try the Healing ArchAngel Raphael 3 x 6 Green Palm Wax Magick Pillar Candle

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  34. Wow....great selection. I am especially interested in the Intention Money 2 X 6 green candle....I need it.

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  35. I would love to try this one :)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/209840359/greek-goddess-aphrodite-3-x-6-pink-red?ref=shop_home_active_24

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  36. I'd like to try the Celtic Goddess Candle.

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  37. I love the healing arch angel raphael green palm wax magick pillar candle. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  38. I like the Personalized White Wedding Handfasting 3 x 6 Magick Palm Wax Pillar Candle

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  39. I would love to get the Dolphin or the Seagull totem candle!

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  40. Wow....these are super cool. I will definitely be checking out their Etsy page.

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