Category Archives: Blue Moon Candles

My kind of exhibit!

NY Museum Stages First ‘Scent’ Exhibit

Chandler Burr calls his works ‘olfactory art,’ and says he’s not a freak—he just uses his nose more often and more carefully than the rest of us. Blake Gopnik reports.

What a fantastic idea! The very thought stirs my scent loving soul… I wish I was closer so I could attend. Although if I were making real wishes I would wish to share a bottle of red wine with Chandler Burr and talk scent for an afternoon.

I personally disagree with his idea that “a thing must be artificial; it is impossible to create art entirely with nature”—but I understand the point he is making.

Art by Katerina Silva Follow her talented work here: https://www.facebook.com/KatarinaSilvaArt

I love all kinds of fragrance; traditional as well as all natural.

There is room in my world and my shop for both!
What fragrances move your soul?

Leave us a comment to join the discussion.

For me this fall I am continuing my love affair with Cinnamon.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 


Blue Moon Candles SALE EVENT is here!

Only once in a BLUE MOON will you find Candles and Perfume like this on SALE for prices like this!  Check our website for details.

We want to celebrate this rare occurrence with limited time Blue Moon Fragrances!
OK…Are YOU ready for the BLUE MOON tonight? We are *SO* excited we are featuring these fragrances and having a great sale starting NOW!

Limited time fragrances:
Blue Moon: Only once in a Blue Moon will you find a fragrance this good! Custom Blended here-you will not find this exclusive candle ANYWHERE else! Strong, sweet, dark and smoky, perfect for fall nights. Rich sweet caramel, infused with a dash of cardamom and a hints of honeyed tobacco pipe smoke. Bellissimo!

Aqua Di Luna:Top notes of lavender, rosemary and menthe are freshened by bergamot. Middle notes of jasmine, geranium, sandalwood, iris and oakmoss lead to bottom notes of musk and ambergris.High Tide: Let the Moon’s pull lure you into this fantastic fragrance… Newly fallen coconuts halved to reveal creamy, sweet perfection!

Blue Mousse: The perfect decadent dark chocolate! Blended intense raw cocoa, a splash of sweet cream and just a hint of torched sugar… drool worthy!

The Blue Hour: The blue hour comes from the French expression l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light at this time of day. Soft Sweet Pea, Blackcurrant for contrast and Bilberries for charm, the deep warmth of Rosewood, gentle Almondwood, richest Sandalwood and French cedar. Transformational.

Full Moon: Almost impossible to describe, this strong and complex fragrance oil has notes of resins, patchouli, vetiver, myrrh, herbs, woods grasses and anise. It has a smoky depth accented with a fresh and herbal top-note, and has unisex appeal. Perfect for dancing in the light of a full moon.

Celtic MoonSpice: A wonderfully fragrant blend of warm spices, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. This reminds me of being snuggled inside a cabin in front of a cozy fireplace on a cold crisp fall night.


What is a Blue Moon anyway?

“O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb…” -Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, 2:2:115

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.  ~Frederick L. Knowles

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.  ~George Carlin, Brain Droppings, 1997

Moonlight is sculpture.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.  ~Joseph Conrad

Look how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her….
~Charles Best, “A Sonnet of the Moon”

How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
~George Croly, Diana

Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
~William Shakespeare

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Doing the Right thing…

Although this post has nothing to do with Candles, it touched my soul and reminds me of the extremes some people will go to, to do the Right thing.  I thought I would share it in the hopes that it would stir your soul as well.

Let us never forget! The world hasn’t just become wicked…it’s always been wicked.. The prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving.

Irena Sendler

12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.. She had an ‘ulterior motive’.
She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger
kids)…She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her
severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won — for a slide show on Global Warming.
Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.
Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’.  It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.  Remember….

Would you take a stand at your own risk if the need arose?  Words for thought…

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Candles as a Memorial…

Many of us have lost a loved one and have felt and continue to feel that heartache…I created these Memorial Candles after my Gran & Grandpa passed away. I like to light my Candle and remember happy times I spent with them. We also use these to celebrate Births and Weddings. Our family loves them, so I thought we should make them available to others.

This Candle is for my dad Stanley ❤ .  It is almost empty but you can see how the text is illuminated and the candle burns bright and clean.

Memorial Candles

These candles are available in any color you choose – I like to suggest that you pick something meaningful to you- that is the beauty of choice!  They also are available in tons of fragrances, whatever reminds you of happy thoughts or brings you peace.

Our classic square glass Memorial Candles are  refillable so they never need to be empty,  or you can choose from any of our other candle shapes if you prefer something different.  The text on the candle can be customized or you can use one of our texts.  Candles can also be personalized for Weddings and Births as Celebration Candles~ for any occasion you wish! You can purchase your Memorial Candles now, here at Blue Moon Candles.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.

Here is a link to some AMAZING lanterns they float in Hawaii as a memorial.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year to you & yours.  Thank you for being  part of Blue Moon Candles &  for choosing us as your Candle company!  ㋡

Salute!

I am grateful for our exceptional customers and friends.  I look forward to seeing where 2012 can take us.  Wishing you peace and prosperity in the coming year.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

★Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.– Benjamin Franklin★

PS✪ mention this blog and get 10% off your order until January 15, 2012 ✪


Shop Small Business this Saturday and SAVE!!!

Small Business Saturday SALE!

Small Business Saturday SALE!

❉Small Business Saturday SPECIAL! Get a FREE Holiday CANDLE (up to $25.00 value) with Every $40 or greater order! ❉

❉Mention this special in the comment section of your shopping cart to take advantage of this offer❉ ❉

The more you spend the more you get FREE! $40.00 orders get $15.00 Holiday Candle FREE, $50.00 orders get $20.00 Candle FREE, $60.00 and greater orders get $25.00 Candle FREE.❆ $100 or greater gets TWO FREE Candles-for a $40.00 Value!

❂All Free items will be Winter/Holiday themed, in our current line, fragrance of my choosing. (Although if you want something particular send me a note and I will try to accommodate you.)

Winter Candles

Thank you for supporting our Small Business!❆


Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 

 

 

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A passionate and creative look at fragrance by Katarina Silva.

We have recently fallen in love with the Art of Katarina Silva.   It is Passionate, Romantic & Creative and we know you will fall in love with her way of capturing images just like we did!

Read her post here on how to nourish your long distance love with fragrance.

If you are as interested and perhaps as obsessed with fragrance as we are, here are some other links to prior blog entries we have made you may like as well .  ❤

The Vivid world of Fragrance

Aromatherapy and Alzheimer’s Disease.

What does your Fragrance say about you?

Understanding Fragrance Notes.

What Scent makes you feel alive?

Creativity of fragrance.

Enjoy,

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 

 

 

 


How to make my non recipe Ceviche…❥

★Ceviche is the coastal regions of Central and Southern America’s version of Sushi. (Although I made my Ceviche with fully cooked fish…)

I tend to approach cooking like my grandmother’s did…recipes are only “guidelines” so feel free to tweak this to your tastes.

How did I make mine?

  • 1 lb. fresh but fully cooked tiny shrimp,
  • 8 oz. crab meat-fresh is best, but canned is fine too.

(traditional Ceviche calls for any raw local FRESH fish thinly sliced and “cooked” in the citrus juice, but not many in my household do raw fish so I went with cooked instead).

  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped red onion
  • 1 sour orange juiced
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 large handful organic chopped cilantro
  • 2 organic carrots finely diced
  • 2 fresh avocados finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • lime and extra avocado to garnish.
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, diced
Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl, I added salt, fresh cracked pepper and a bit of Mesquite seasoning to taste.
Serve with salted baked tortilla chips as a dip.  It is also good served on a bed of spinach as a tostada…or with shredded cabbage as fish tacos.
You can substitute any fish you like, but remember- fresh and local is best!
Mangia bene!
Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

 

 


Your Candles the way YOU like em!

I love to have lots of choices!  I want everyone to have those same benefits…When it comes to Candles YOU can decide.   You made a wish, Blue Moon Candles is here to grant it!  🙂

Art from Crystaleyes909 on Deviantart

Why have something Premade or Machine made when YOU can decide what YOU enjoy?  Check out Blue Moon Candles new Your Choice feature on our Facebook Page!

Napoleon Bonaparte
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 


Micro Blogging, Catalogs and Pinboards Oh My!

What inspires you?  For me that is one long and very eclectic list!

I am inspired by random art, old books, exotic places, or food & wine, music or the unsuspected colors and textures of nature, the Moon or funny and truthful quotes.


It is fun and unexpectedly inspiring to micro blog or view others ideas of what Beauty is…what defines Inspiration?

There are a lot of  fun & easy ways to do this.  My favorite is probably my Tumblr blog-Alchemy.  I also like Pintrest a lot.  I have some friends that use We Heart It and also The Fancy.

What services do you use?  What Inspires YOU?!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Do You Have Sight or Vision?

Sight is the ability to see things as they are. Vision is the ability to see things as they could be.

Once upon a time there was a shoe salesman who went to Africa to scout the market. Seeing everyone bare-footed, he became discouraged and wired his manufacturer: “There’s no business here. They don’t wear shoes.” The company brought him home. Meanwhile, a competitor who was in the same region sent a message back to his organization. Excitedly he said: “This is an unbelievable opportunity. They all need shoes and no one else is selling here!”

How often do you stay on the track of “what is” rather than to challenge your initial reactions and ask “what might be?” When you only focus on the problems of your life – revenues are down, employee conflicts – you are near-sighted. You allow your vision to be obstructed by what you see now or what you believe based on past experiences.

Success truly begins in your mind. As the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said: “You must see the reaching before you reach the reaching.” 

The question of vision is a very simple one – what do you want in your life?

Be aware of the things that are influencing you. For example, what books do you read? What words do you speak? What thoughts do you think? With whom do you spend the most time? If you’re constantly mixing with people who talk about how lousy life is, these people form the basis of your reality. Be careful about what you allow into your head because these things shape your views and eventually your vision.

These are things I am thinking about today…what do YOU think?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

 


☠ Pirate Candles ☠

Blue Moon Candles Pieces of Eight Pyrate candles are a great way to celebrate summer!  Fresh, unique and Beach ready!

We think you will love our Pirate Travel Tin Candles.  They are the perfect size to take along on your travels this summer and make great Father’s Day gifts too!  While you’re at it pillage yourself a subscription of Pirate’s Magazine as well!  America’s first full color pirate magazine!

Read Pirate Magazine’s review of our Pirate Candles here.

How can you go wrong with Pirate scents named for Pieces of Eight; Wicked Wench, Swag, Mutiny, Rum Runner, Singapore Nights, Calypso, Scallywag & Aztec Gold.

Priced so that everyone can have some Pirate treasure of their very own!

Read what Style Coven had to say about our candles here.

So what Arrrgh Ye waiting for?  Light up me Harties, Yo Ho!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

Please come out to support Breast Cancer Awareness!  (If you can not attend locally our *new* Hope Candle ($10.00) will be for sale online at BlueMoonCandles.com starting May 14th with profits going to The American Cancer Society.)

There will also be a Jewelry Vendor and Pampered Chef contributing. Each one of us participating has either lost a loved one, or knows someone impacted directly by this horrible disease.

Please come out and show your support!  Bring your friends-everyone is welcome!

There will be free food and goodies to win, as well as each person in attendance receives a FREE Votive candle that you can add your friend or loved ones name to. (while supplies last).

I look forward to seeing you there!
Remember, Together we can Light the way!

Blue Moon Candles


Secret Sale is ON NOW!

SECRET SALE for all of our Facebook friends! Check the link Secret Sale under our profile pic!

(and if you are not our friend on Facebook, get in on the good stuff now!  Blue Moon Candles on Facebook, Eden’s Alchemy on Facebook)

Pass it on….  😉

Love, Laughter and Candlelight!


The process of Creativity.

Do you dream in color?  Have you ever dreamed with fragrance?  Sometimes I do…

This fragrance has haunted me since the first time I smelled it in a dream…this is the closest perfume reproduction I can make.  It is not exact, but very close. I love this one so much I felt she deserved her own blog entry…

I wanted to share a little bit of my insane process of creating with you in hopes that you will love, or at least better understand the end result.

I keep little blotter papers near me so I can scratch out ideas and inspirations as they strike-I have been known to pull over when driving to record ideas, jolt upright out of sleep to scratch them down,  and sometimes they just quietly sneak up and tap me on the shoulder.  Either way I hope this helps you understand the crazy that creates my fragrances….

Bella Notte Fragrance note scribbles

A few weeks ago during a rainstorm I woke up at 2 am in the middle of a haunting dream about a girl with a velvet dress (I think I am going to write a book about her someday) reading an old leather book, cemeteries, angels, roses, mist, leather,  and I could literally smell her perfume.

I decided to re-create her Perfume and I have decided to call it Bella Notte (Italian for Beautiful Night)

Bella Notte Perfume: Rich Dark & Warm, Intense, Sensual and Feminine…it begins like a dream with wistful  Rose Absolute & Grey Amber, mid notes of Smokey Cedar  grounded with Dark Sweet Benzoin & Vanilla, hints of Wild Lavender, ancient Woods and Earth, infused with burnt Caramel Bitters.

Inspired by old roses on a lovers grave, tattered time worn velvet, lost love, longing and heartbreak, misty full moons, wild gardens and herbs growing irreverently, remembrance of things past…

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think….❥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

(Artist links:  http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=beautiful death&order=9&offset=48#/d2j628h & http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=cemetary music&order=9&offset=72#/d18xj66)


What Scent makes you feel alive?

Did you know that a fragrance company, Takasago showed the results of a study relating the reduction of clerical error to the use of essential oils.  Keyboard punching errors fell by 20 percent when the air was scented with lavender

and 33 percent when jasmine then was substituted.


There was an astonishing 54 percent reduction in clerical error when workers were exposed to lemon oils.

And by intermittently changing aromas, efficiency levels were maintained.

What wakes you up and makes you feel Alive?!


A great example of a positive outlook and facing in the direction you want to move.

I read something this morning that grabbed my attention.  Did you know that Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy believed so certainly in his teams victory that he had all of his players fitted for their championship rings on Saturday night?!  A bold move that will surely go down in Superbowl legend.

It made me realize we should all have that kind of belief in things we undertake.

It’s easy to have faith in yourself when you’re a winner, when
you’re number one.  What you’ve got to have is faith in
yourself when you’re not a winner.
– Vince Lombardi

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Vince Lombardi

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi


We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised
as insoluble problems.

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Here’s to Planning for Success! ★

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Happy Candlemas! Fire festivals, a celebration of Light and the day of Candles.

Candlemas is a celebration of light, the day of candles!

In many cultures today February 2nd  is celebrated as Candlemas, this day represents when Mary presented Jesus to God in the temple, 40 days after Christmas.  Candlemas occurs at a period between the December solstice and the March equinox, so many people traditionally marked that time of the year as winter’s “halfway point” while waiting for the spring.

Many Christians believe that Jesus’ mother Mary presented him to God at the Temple in Jerusalem after observing the traditional 40-day period of purification (of mothers) following his birth. According to a New Testament gospel, a Jewish man named Simeon held the baby in his arms and said that he would be a light for the Gentiles (Luke 2:32). It is for this reason that this event is called Candlemas.

Candles for the coming year are taken to churches to be blessed and burned in homes to celebrate the return of Light.

Candlemas is also celebrated as the feast of Pancakes!


Snowdrops (galanthas nivalis) are known as Candlemas Bells because they often bloom early in the year, even before Candlemas. Some varieties bloom all winter (in the northern hemisphere).  The superstitious used to believe that these flowers should not be brought into the house prior to Candlemas.  However, it is also believed in more recent times that these flowers purify a home.

According to folklore, an angel helped these Candlemas bells to bloom and pointed them as a sign of hope to Eve, who wept in repentance and in despair over the cold and death that entered the world. Many Christians see the flower as a symbol of Jesus Christ being this hope for the world. Candles that are lit during Candlemas also symbolize Jesus as the “light of the world”.

Imbolic- making way for the beginning of spring.  Imbolc is associated with divination, being perceived as a time when the veils between worlds are thinner. One of the more common winter/spring divination rituals is Ground Hog Day. On February 2nd, it is said that a ground hog that comes out of his burrow and sees his shadow foretells six more weeks of winter weather. No shadow on this day and spring is right around the corner. Most Americans are only familiar with the media glare cast on “Punxsutawney Phil” and a small Pennsylvania town each year, not realizing the more complex European roots of this rite. This practice came with German settlers, the Pennsylvania Dutch, who adapted their own hedgehog observations to a close American native.

Candlemas can remind us that we too have that light within us…

Love, Laughter & CANDLELIGHT! ❥


Anti-Inflammatory eating.

Well the new year is a great time for a new start.  Many people are dieting, for me that really never seems to work, here is a little about what I am doing.

I think that many of the diet programs out there make a lot of promises without delivering on them.  I really think that the changes we want will come through educating ourselves and hard work, pretty much like everything else in life.  Diets only work for so long, and when you get off the program results fail because our habits really never changed.

Here is a short video that I liked and it has lots of tips on how to do it.

I liked what Dr. Weil has to say about dieting here.

Did you know that according to Christopher Adams a molecular biologist “Eighty percent of what you perceive as taste is actually smell”.

Dr. Alan Hirsch actually provided his patients with a fragrant inhaler of peppermint to use prior to eating and discovered his patients lost an average of 5 pounds per month with no other behavioral changes than just adding the inhaler.  Topping the list of weight reducing fragrances are Peppermint and Green Apple.

We are making Candles this week in both fragrances as well as to-go car and skin scents.  Check our Facebook page for availability later this week. ❤ Check them out and give it a try yourself. If nothing else, you will enjoy the clean fresh fragrances!

What fresh fragrances inspire you?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

 

 

 

 


Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night, the eve of January 5, is in English folk custom the end of Christmas merrymaking and in ancient Celtic tradition the end of the 12-day winter solstice celebration.

On this night, it was customary for the assembled company to toast one another from the wassail bowl. In Old English, wassail means “Be in good health,” but the term also was applied to the drink itself (usually spiced ale) 😉

Wassail Recipe here.

(Today’s Candle fragrance: Spiced Cranapples & Ginger: Tart cranberries and sweet, juicy apples infused with warm ginger and a hint of spicy cinnamon.)

Artist info: http://handful-of-pebbles.deviantart.com/


The history of Norad. Track Santa tonight!

My kids have always loved Santa.  It was a tradition in my husbands family.  (Growing up we always knew about Santa but the focus was more on the Christmas Story than Santa.)  Our kids use Norad every year (you can also track him using Google Earth)  to track Santa’s journey around the globe and watch with anticipation to see where Santa is and where his next stop will be.

I have often wondered how this Santa tracking site came to be so here is the story as told by cnet news & Google, amazing that it all actually began in 1955 with a wrong number.

“One morning that December, U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations at CONAD, the Continental Air Defense Command–NORAD’s predecessor–got a phone call at his Colorado Springs, Colo., office (see video below). This was no laughing matter. The call had come in on one of the top secret lines inside CONAD that only rang in the case of a crisis.

The ad that started it all.

(Credit: NORAD)

Grabbing the phone, Shoup must have expected the worst. Instead, a tiny voice asked, “Is this Santa Claus?”

“Dad’s pretty annoyed,” said Terri Van Keuren, Shoup’s daughter, recalling the legend of that day in 1955. “He barks into the phone,” demanding to know who’s calling.

“The little voice is now crying,” Van Keuren continued. “‘Is this one of Santa’s elves, then?'”

The Santa questions were only beginning. That day, the local newspaper had run a Sears Roebuck ad with a big picture of St. Nick and text that urged, “Hey, Kiddies! Call me direct…Call me on my private phone and I will talk to you personally any time day or night.”

But the phone number in the ad was off by a digit. Instead of connecting with Santa, callers were dialing in on the line that would ring if the Russians were attacking.

Before long, the phone was ringing off the hook, and softening up, Shoup grabbed a nearby airman and told him to answer the calls and, Van Keuren said, “‘just pretend you’re Santa.'”

Indeed, rather than having the newspaper pull the Sears ad, Shoup decided to offer the countless kids calling in something useful: information about Santa’s progress from the North Pole. To quote the official NORAD Santa site, “a tradition was born.”

Kids all around the globe have fun every Christmas Eve tracking Santa!  I’ll be watching, will you?!

Love Laughter & Candlelight,

 

Get in the spirit with some Christmas Music!

Merry Christmas! ❤


Full M☼☼n Lunar Eclipse on the Midwinter Solstice.

Early Tuesday morning stargazers all over North America and  Europe will storms willing be able to witness a spectacular sight!  A total lunar eclipse that will also coincide with the Winter Solstice.  The Sun, Earth and Moon will be in a direct line -the moon should still be visible,
but will possibly turn pink or even red.  Most of this refracted light is in the red part of the spectrum and as a result the moon, seen from Earth, turns a reddish, coppery or orange hue, sometimes even brownish.

“The entire event is visible from North America, Greenland and Iceland,” says NASA’s veteran eclipse expert Fred Espenak, pointing out that for observers in the western United States and Canada, the show will start on Monday evening rather than Tuesday morning.

“Western Europe will see the beginning stages of the eclipse before moonset, while western Asia will get the later stages after moonrise.”

The eclipse runs for three and a half hours, from 6:33 GMT to 10:01 GMT (1:33 a.m. EST to 5:01 a.m. EST), although the stage of total eclipse — when the moon heads into the “umbra” cast by the Earth — lasts from 7:41 to 8:53 GMT (2:41 a.m. EST to 3:53 a.m. EST).

Lunar eclipses have long been associated with superstitions and signs of ill omen, especially in battle.  The defeat of the Persian king Darius III by Alexander the Great in the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 B.C. was foretold when the moon turned blood-red a few days earlier.

The last total lunar eclipse took place on Feb. 21, 2008. Next year, says Espenak, will see two: on June 15 and Dec. 10. This Solstice Eclipse is the first in 456 years!

What will you do to celebrate?  I am using up some wishes hoping the clouds and rain clear-our area in Southern California is currently hit by what meteorologists are calling the storm of the century. I am going to settle in with a tall glass of wine, light a few candles and hope for the best!  🙂

Our Candle fragrance of the day is of course our Winter Solstice: an exquisite blend of Woods, Frozen Blackberry, Fig, Rose, Amber and Spices. Opening with Bergamot and Fig, it reveals a luscious heart of French Rose, Cinnamon, Frozen Blackberry. Base notes of most seductive Cedar, Balsam and Sandalwood are sweetened with Amber.

Winter Solstice Candle

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!



The origin of Candles on St. Lucia’s Day.

St. Lucia, the patron Saint of Light.  December 13th…In traditional celebrations Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets.  A procession is headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles (or lights), while others in the procession hold only a single candle each.

One of the most popular Christmas traditions in Sweden is the celebration of Saint Lucia’s Day, on December 13th. Although not a legal holiday, Saint Lucia’s Day is a day of great celebrating and merriment.

The Story of Saint Lucia stretches back to the time of the Vikings and the Roman Empire. According to legend, Lucia was a brave young woman from the island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean. When Lucia heard about the persecution of Christians by the Emperor, she gave one Christian family her entire dowry. This so angered her betrothed husband, that he told authorities that Lucia secretly practiced Christianity. Lucia, who died a martyrs death, was much admired for her courage, generosity and faith. And tradition has it that she took food to Christians hiding from persecution in underground tunnels, wearing candles on a wreath around her head to light the way.

Traditionally, on St. Lucia day The Lucia is dressed in white robes and red ribbons and wears a crown of candles on her head. Often times the eldest daughter plays Lucia, and greets her family with a breakfast of hot coffee and pastries, known as Lucia Buns or St Lucia buns or Swedish Saffron Buns or Swedish Lussekatt.

St. Lucia is rich with religious history and symbolism, and it is a holiday that has withstood commercialism and stayed firm in its origins in modern times.

We are celebrating this day by pouring our Ginger Crumbcake Candles!  A tantalizing blend of the rich, spicy scents of gingerbread baked with saffron, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, vanilla, brown sugar and butter notes.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Free Shipping Extended!

We have decided to extend our Free Shipping on Candles Sale!  See our Facebook Page for details!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

~Lisa


Cyber Monday!!!! Free Shipping on Candles!

Happy Cyber Monday! 🙂 Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all Blue Moon Candles orders $50.00 or more today!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!