Updated: Oct 16, 2021
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- Oct 1, 2021
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Updated: Oct 16, 2021
Howdy and Welcome to October,
The Anglo-Saxons’ name for October was Winterfylleth, with its name containing the words for winter and full moon respectively. It was named this because winter was said to begin from the first full moon of the month.
The Saxons had a name for October, too. Theirs was Wyn Monath, which translated into “wine month” because it was the time of the year for making wine. I’m not sure about you, but I think October just became my favorite month!
It wouldn’t be October without Halloween, which is celebrated on October 31st. The celebration’s origins go all the way back to the Gaelic people of modern-day England, Scotland, and Ireland, who celebrated the festival of Samhain. Among other activities, the original celebrants of Samhain would dress in costumes or disguises and go door-to-door receiving gifts of food, much like how today’s children dress up and receive treats!
DO CANDLES FLOAT IN WATER??
Cue the science class flashback! Here is a handy explainer about why objects float. The short version? It’s all about density and shape. Most candles are not as dense as water, which makes it easier for them to stay on top. The candle also needs to have enough surface area for the water to push back. So yes, most candles can float, assuming they have the right shape.
Our candles will float but will also tend to fall on their side in water, so we do not recommend filling your bathtub with them. Sorry!
This month's FIRST MONDAY fragrance is FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH:
Frankincense is sweet, warm, and woodsy, while Myrrh is more earthy with slight licorice notes. If you are looking for a fragrance that is a departure from the classic pine and sugary-sweet scents of the season, Frankincense and Myrrh just might be the scents for you!
Remember, this is a limited number item. Once it is gone that's it...no more. Click here to see them: FIRST MONDAY
OCTOBER FRAGRANCE OF THE MONTH:
Our “Signature” fragrance. The scent that started the journey. This is the closest you'll get to a true Christmas tree scent without cutting down one! Bring the wonderful holiday scent of a fresh pine tree into your home year round. With notes of citrus and fresh green pine, spicy clove, and cinnamon, and a dry down of cedarwood and caramel musk.
This fragrance is available in the 10oz Clear Candle, 6oz Travel Tin or the 2.5oz Wax Melt. Just click on the size to see the details about the fabulous fragrance.
“NEW” REWARDS PROGRAM
We have launched a “New” Rewards Program for our site members. Another way for you to save a little on your purchases for us here at Tall Pine Candles. If you are already a site member, I have added an extra 100 points just to get the ball rolling for you. Want to learn more? Just the button below.
NEW “CLEARANCE” ITEMS ADDED
I have added new items to the “Clearance” section to the website. Clearance items can include: Discontinued packaging, previous seasonal scents, overstocked items, misprints or previous brand labels. Take a look. I expect these to sell out quickly. PLEASE NOTE: No other discount can be used on these items!!
Click the button below to wander over and check these items out.
Undecided about which fragrance to try in a full-size candle? No worries, try one or more of our sampler packs! Each tealight will give you an idea of how a scent will burn in candle form (but please be aware, tealights are not meant to fill up a whole room!). Great way to sample our most popular scents.
Enjoy your October and I will see you next month.
Head Bottle Washer
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