Monthly Archives: March 2009

Glow Green & Bright with Blue Moon Candles!

Here at Blue Moon Candles we believe passionately in Candlelight.  We also believe in taking care of ourselves, as well as being responsible with our earth.

Most of us realize how important it is to lead a healthy lifestyle by watching the foods we eat and the products we use.  However, most people never think about what goes into the candles they are burning in their most sacred of spaces, their very homes.

We have collaborated on these candles with Luci Weston of Here We Are with Luci.  She is the editor-in-chief of “The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Better, Brighter, Easier Lifestyle on our way to Running the World!” – If you are not already a reader, I highly suggest you give it a look-fantastic information to be found there!

Each of these Pillar candles are handcrafted crafted in All Natural Organic Soy Wax.  Container Candles are All Natural Apricot Wax, and feature drop in refills so they never need to be empty!  We use only 100% unbleached organic Cotton or Hemp Wicks.

There are 3  Essential Oil Blends to choose from~
Mint&Thyme;~
great for alertness&mental clarity, as well as stress relief.  Sweet Orange&Ginger~ energizing, warming and  comforting.  Bergamot & Grapefruit~ great for anxiety & stress relief, mentally uplifting.  As well as the option to remain fragrance free of course.  All of our essential oil Candle blends are Phthalate free.

Each candle has 3 small polished green Aventurine stones inside.
Once your candle is finished burning you can collect your stones.
 Did you know Aventurine’s name was derived from an accident?  Sometime during the 18th century, Venetian glass workers were preparing molten glass when copper fragments accidentally fell into the glass producing a glass with sparkles.  The name Aventurine comes from the Italian “a ventura” which means “by chance”.

Folklore, Legend & Healing~ Aventurine has been used as a lucky talisman and is a popular stone for gamblers.  Legends say that it is an all-purpose healer, used to reduce stress, develop confidence, imagination and improve prosperity. A legend from ancient says that aventurine was used to improve nearsightedness and to increase the wearer’s creativity.  Many believe that aventurine has the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace.

It is funny how things work out sometimes.  Serendipity, a ventura, 3 Candles, 3 Fragrances, 3 stones, 3 word names-Blue Moon Candles & Here We Are3 also carries the meaning of abundance & success; the triads of “sun, moon, stars” and “water, fire, wind”.


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Becoming more Patient with those around you.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you find yourself losing your patience? Do you lose patience with your family? Friends? Enemies? Do you ever show them patience? What about those around you? Are you snappish? How do you do in traffic?

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Patience is my goal this week, and something I am working on. My Grandfather always said “patience is one of the most important qualities for a person with good character to develop.” I think he was right.

This life and this economy are stressful times. Anger can really contribute to stress. If that is so, then what is the anti-anger? Patience! “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. “Mother Teresa

These are some easy ways to cultivate patience.

Think of the last time you got angry. Ask yourself is your anger helping? Making the situation any more bearable? Probably not. Sometimes it is our perception of a situation that makes us angry.

Try to look at the bigger picture, instead of only how you were wronged. Perhaps the person that offended you did so unintentionally. Perhaps they are coming from a tough upbringing, or did not benefit from the same opportunities you had. Instead of getting angry, try to react with patience. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa. Buddha taught that your enemy could be your greatest teacher.

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Looking at the situation logically will help you realize that no one is drawn to an angry person. I know for me, I want my positive attitude to attract others, not repel them.

Anger takes loads of work. I had a coworker that would routinely get angry and stay that way for days! That is so much work to carry around that anger, simmering…for days. Patience is really the easier option. All you have to do is not do something-allow yourself to be angry.
Think of how one angry outburst can stay with you for years. I am sure we all have a memory of someone angrily speaking to us, or of witnessing an angry scene. That one moment can leave it’s mark for years. Do we really want to become that person? I know I don’t! Patience takes work and it is not easily cultivated for some…but it is a virtue! (moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.)
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What are some things that easily anger you?
What are some ways to work on not becoming angry?
What helps you relax?

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