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4.7 Average Rating
By Pat
These candles are definately the original pure bayberry candles I was looking for. I have ordered candles before from other websites and was disappointed with the way they burned. I will share these with my family, since I have had the tradition of burning Bayberry candles over the Christmas Holidays from my first Christmas on for my 65 years.
Submitted on Feb 2, 2015
By Deb
As described and prompt shipment
Submitted on Jan 31, 2015
Love these candles at Xmas but when I saw the special I bought a bunch to use throughout the year. Love the beeswax and bayberry fragrance - it's soft and not artificial.
Submitted on Jan 30, 2015
By mary lottie
I gave them to my sister and her husband for New Years. They said that they are remarkably beautiful and that they have not seen any quite like them. My sister, a minister, will create a special ceremony for their burning.I am a happy gift giver!
Submitted on Jan 28, 2015
By Can't Get Better
Rated 5 Stars for only one reason - Perfection!
Submitted on Jan 26, 2015
By Laurie
These candles were a disappointment to me. They had very little fragrance to them and were not what I had in the past.
Submitted on Jan 26, 2015
By NJ customer
I buy these candles a lot, and was thrilled to get them at such a good price. I give them as gifts, & the packaging is perfect. A traditional way to celebrate the New Year. Fragrant without chemicals.
Submitted on Jan 24, 2015
By 8" Bayberry candles
Exactly what I've been trying to find locally for a long time.Packaging and everything is great. These are meantfor future use so haven't burned them yet.
Submitted on Jan 24, 2015
By Lynellyn
It has been a long held tradition in my family that a bayberry candle is burned on Christmas Eve. As the old saying goes, "A Bayberry candle burned to the socket, brings health to the home, food in the larder and money in the pocket ". Thank you
Submitted on Jan 17, 2015
By Bayberry Candles
Lovely candles!
Submitted on Jan 15, 2015
Love these candles
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015
My mom who is 90 has been looking for real bayberry candles for a long time. She used to buy them in Los Angeles on Olvera Street
Submitted on Dec 29, 2014
By Lloyd R. Knight
I have purchased several pairs of these bayberry candles each year for the last several years from Isabella. The quality of these candles have always been excellent. I extended the gift of these candles with the legend to various friends for their usage this New Years eve. They found the candles and the legend to be intriguing and thankful for the gift. I would suggest these to anyone.
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014
These are wonderful candles.
Submitted on Dec 7, 2014
Last year the bayberry candles were a hit.
Submitted on Dec 4, 2014
I buy these candles from Isabella every year and have been very pleased with the quality of the candles.
Submitted on Nov 27, 2014
By Sandy
It's difficult to find real Bayberry candles so I jumped on these when I saw them. I've ordered them for several years now and have been very pleased with them. They are dripless and burn nicely. They are a bit pricey but worth every penny.
Submitted on Nov 21, 2014
I am so glad to have found a place to reliably get bayberry tapers.
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014
By Carol Maiden
As always, you handled my order very promptly and I was pleased with the candles. They make a very nice Christtmas gift. I love their scent and I'm sure my gift recipients will as well.
Submitted on Nov 7, 2014
Love your catalogue and am delighted to see the bayberry tapers - they make a great Christmas gift.
Submitted on Oct 7, 2014
By sad
Sad to say the "bayberry" candles do not have the old sweet fragrance! These candles smelled too "woody." Did not have enough berry. Smelled like the fragrance of bayberry was augmented with pine... So I'm sad. These did not work out for me.
Submitted on Feb 12, 2014
By stoneleigh
Beautifully dipped, good scent.
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014
By nice candles
I burn bayberry candles over the holiday season. It is increasingly hard to find the ones made with real bayberry wax as these are...I will start using them next year. I recommend them.
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 23, 2014
By happy customer
Beautiful candles from an awesome, small town, upstate NY company!!
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014
By Susan
Beautiful candles. The candles arrived promptly and were in a lovely box. Thanks so much!
Submitted on Jan 15, 2014
By noon road
We have purchased these candles for several years and traditionally burn them on New Years Eve. They are beautiful candles, burn really well, and add to any celebration.
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014
By Paula
These authentic bayberry candles arrived just in time to gift them to a dear friend who keeps the tradition of burning one Christmas Eve all night and one New Year's Eve.Thank you. The gift box with ribbon was very nice.
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014
By pr
Great candles. I will order again.
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014
By Sharon B.
I love the bayberry candles. I purchase several every year some to keep for myself and others as gifts. The soft aroma of these candles is exquisite. Thank you for carrying the real thing. I can't stand the artificial bayberry candle smell.
Submitted on Jan 9, 2014
By Liz
I bought these for the first time this year. I shared one with my daughter and we both burned them on New Year's Eve. They came in a box with a ribbon, with a nice overview of the colonial tradition of burning Bayberry candles. Nice scent, and a fun tradition to share with someone you love!
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014
By Beth, Brooklyn
These candles are great. I buy them every year and light one each on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. They burn beautifully and take about six hours to burn completely down. I'm grateful to have found them. Thank you, Isabella.
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014
By Bayberry Candles
Delivered on time. Burned beautifully on Christmas Eve
Submitted on Jan 7, 2014
By Happy Customer
These candles were a bit smaller than I had expected, but burned beautifully with a wonderful scent and no drips. The quality is definitely there with these candles. I will order them again!!!
Submitted on Jan 5, 2014
By Caroline
Beautiful packaging and lovely candles! Will buy again next year as well!
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014
By Donna
They burned quite clean and all the way to the bottom.
Submitted on Jan 2, 2014
By yh
The candles looked beautiful and I debated on getting them for myself and as gifts for a couple of years. I finally bought them this year. I was disappointed that there was no scent to the candle. I don't like over scented candles and that perfumy fake smell but I expected these to have more impact, so I was disappointed.
Submitted on Jan 1, 2014
By Diane C
Very much enjoyed the bayberry candles. I grew up burning these in these at Christmas time, a Christmas tradition in our household in Philadelphia, PA. These candles are difficult, albeit impossible to find, here in San Francisco. Thanks.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By heather
Loved. Gave 2nd set as gift and they lived them too! Would buy again.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By Seubye
Since childhood I remember my mom burning a Bayberry candle Christmas evening for good luck for the upcoming year. The tradition continues in my home but it is sometimes difficult to find Bayberry candles. I now have a source. The candle was dripless and burned for about 5 hours. I purchased additional candles for future Christmas holidays but I will definitely return when needed. It is a lovely tradition to share with your family. When the children were small they always looked forward to the lighting of the Bayberry candle.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By Sheila
Absolutely my favorite gift to give and always a set for me for the holidays! I have been so happy that Isabella carries this fabulous, hand-crafted, made in the U.S.A. product. I searched for years to find authentic bayberry candles. These are simply the best!!!
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By Begin a tradition
I had been looking for clean burning bayberry tapers when I happened upon these in Isabella. Not one drop of dripped down, leaving no mess to clean. Makes a thoughtful gift, too. I learned the tradition of burning a bayberry candle from my husband's aunt. Every time I burn one, I honor her memory.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013
By jane
These candles and the history were just right. The true bayberry candles are difficult to find. I will need for next year's gifting, too.
Submitted on Dec 27, 2013
By Lu
Hard to find REAL bayberry candles! Lovely to have for the holiday
Submitted on Dec 24, 2013
By Dave
Very nice product and exactly what I was looking for. Merry Christmas!
Submitted on Dec 24, 2013
By 12599
We are so pleased with the candles. So hare to find authentic bayberry and these are them!!
Submitted on Dec 15, 2013
By Christmas Tradition
Small, but beautiful. Can't wait to light these on Christmas Eve before bed in a tradition that goes back generations in my family. It's hard to find true bayberry candles these days, so thanks for providing me with a beautiful sample.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2013
By MariB
I buy these candles every year and give them as gifts at Thanksgiving so my family can carry on the beautiful tradition of lighting them on Christmas Eve. Everyone loves them for their fragrance, and that they burn perfectly to the end. Christmas Eve wouldn't be the same without this lovely tradition.
Submitted on Dec 5, 2013
By L A
Color of candle not the same as previous ones.
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013
By margaret m
I buy these every year- it's become a tradition to give them to certain people, and the only place I have ever seen them is at Isabella. I am very happy with the quality and the fragrance of these candles
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013
By Ms.Picch
I purchase them every year for Christmas and New Years. It has been a family tradition.
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013
By June
Giving these candles to my loved ones has become a precious tradition. I'm so pleased you make these available for the holidays.
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013
By Tina
Very nice, smooth, great color. Beautifully wrapped. I will be ordering more.
Submitted on Nov 12, 2013
By giffordh
The bayberry candles are beautiful, well-made, and they smell delicious. I will definitely buy them again.
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013
By Hand dipped Bayberry tapers
Glad to find them, hard to find the "real" McCoy. Made with bayberry wax and hand dipped. Shipping was most timely, order arrived as expected, packed well, protected from breakage. I will order from these folks again!
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013
By Unique and Lovely
Beautiful candles. Gave them as New Year's gifts to several friends. Everyone wanted to know where I got them!
Submitted on Jan 29, 2013
Order arrived promptly but disappointed with product. Its not what I expected. Decided against returning because it will cost more since I already paid to ship it. I still haven't used it.
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013
By Bayberry Tradition
Hand dipped candles to burn in the wonderful tradition of insuring New Year's prosperity, or just to enjoy as lovely decor. Nicely packaged to make a thoughtful gift.
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013
By Peg
The candles arrived quickly, and were excellent in color, quality, and the way they burned. It is very hard to find Bayberry Candles for our traditional "burn down" on New Year's Eve.
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013
By YukonGrizz
Great, reliable and rapid service. Made it to destination before Christmas.
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013
By Sf Gal
Bought these candles for all my friends for Christmas. They loved them and the sentiment.
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013
I love the tradition of burning these candles at Christmas and New Year's Eve. I've gotten these candles the past few years, and I'm never disappointed. They burn well and smell natural. I have allergies and typically don't burn candles any longer. These do not bother my allergies. Thank you for providing a quality product!
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012
By Diane
Love the candles and the ease of order and delivery.
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012
By Melonie
A truly beautiful taper. High quality. A true Bayberry.
Submitted on Dec 22, 2012
By ss
Much smaller and less interesting than I expected. I had thought originally to give as a gift. But immediately reconsidered and did not.
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012
By florida
They are wonderful and I will continue to purchase them as long as they are offered. It is very difficult to find true bayberry candles.
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012
By Margaret
I loved these! They were packed well and with a nice explanation. A little smaller in dimension than I expected but they fit snugly into a standard taper holder. They burn very cleanly and smell wonderful. I will have to buy again next year. Real bayberry candles are so hard to find!
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012
By Nanzi
I purchase these candles year after year and enjoy the tradition that goes along with lighting them on Christmas & New Years' Eve. I couldn't begin the new year without my candles!!
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012
By Lauren
These smell fantastic. Yes, they are small, but I knew that because the length is listed in the catalog, I have only seen real bayberry candles once before in my life and it was many years ago at a house museum out east where they were making bayberry candles using the same technique as the historic residents had done. I have remembered that experience for almost two decades and regretted that I didn't purchase a candle or two in the museum store. I was thrilled to see these which also have bee's wax in the mix. I am very happy to have them. I'll burn one at Christmas and one at New Year's Eve.
Submitted on Dec 13, 2012
By Jif
The scent and intent of these lovely candles was greatly appreciated by my hard to shop for sister. I look forward to making this a tradition for both of us.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012
By Dernhelm
Lovely, clearly hand-dipped candles, a little smaller than I'd expected but very nice.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012
By Bayberry candles
These are the typical bayberry candles of yesteryear. I love them.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012
By JEN Sedona
Great hostess gift. . .
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012
By Raven's Maven
Absolutely the best Bayberry Candles on the Market. I tried others but none have the fragrance or long lasting clean burn that these candles have. Well worth it; will burn about 4 hours.
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012
By Somewhat Disappointed
I first purchased these candles a few years ago and was delighted. However, this year's purchase was somewhat disappointing. Opened the nice long box to find two short candles. Scent and quality is great but short length was let-down.

A Note from Isabella Customer Service: Thank you for bringing up the difference in size of these candles. We offered these candles in a 10 inch size many years ago but decided to offer this shorter size because we received feedback that the longer candles took too long to burn on the traditional Christmas and New Year's celebrations. We hope this gives you an idea of why we now offer these candles in a six inch size.
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012
By Suzi Cue
We were extremely impressed with the quality of the candles! The extras, like the boxes and the card explaining what a bayberry candle is for, were added bonuses. Absolutely we will see you next year for more!
Submitted on Nov 23, 2012
By Healthy beauty
Very nice! I will give these to my fiance on our wedding day December 21st to burn at our very simple ceremony! Lovely.
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012
By SuzyC
These are the best candles ever. I highly recommend them.
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012
By lainey
Love to burn these at Christmas, and it's hard to find them anymore. Thanks for finding them!
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012
By June, Las Vegas, NV
I have purchased six pair of these candles four years in a row now. It's become a tradition for the holidays that I give my family members these candles as gifts at Thanksgiving, to be burned in their homes at the appropriate time. The accompanying directions impart a heartfelt message of good wishes.
Submitted on Oct 20, 2012
By Nancy
Love them. The only thing better would be if you offered variable heights.
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012
My family had this tradition for as long as I can remember. I am so glad I found these candles. Now I can pass the tradition on to my children and grandchildren.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2011
My family tradition is to burn one candle on Christmas Eve and one on New Year's Eve. Recently the pure bayberry candles from other sources have not been what was advertised. I am sure that I will be happy with your product.
Submitted on Dec 1, 2011
I'm looking forward to the bayberry candles. My gift to myself.
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011
My family has a tradition of burning bayberry candles on Christmas Eve. The tradition has been going for at least 6 generations.
Submitted on Dec 19, 2010
I have been looking for real Bayberry candles for years and cannot believe I found them. My mother always burned them and I want to keep the tradition alive. Thank you.
Submitted on Dec 16, 2010
Thanks so much for the Bayberry Candles...have been looking for them everywhere.
Submitted on Dec 15, 2010
Back for more bayberry candles - I had to gift my first set to friends who needed a new tradition this year.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2010
Great product. Buying my second pair as a gift.
Submitted on Dec 2, 2010
So happy that you offer real bayberry candles not the sickly-sweet scented ones.
Submitted on Nov 27, 2010
I've searched for bayberry candles for DECADES.
Submitted on Nov 9, 2010
By Paula
I had looked and looked for real bayberry candles, often being offered bayberry SCENTED candles as the real thing and having to settle for them. I have never missed a Christmas/New Year without burning a bayberry candle. I think that now that I have once more found the real thing, my luck for the year really is better! My sister has made some from her tree, but it is very tedious, and you don't get much wax from each berry. Last winter, I finally found these at Isabella, one of my favorite shopping places. I gave them to all my friends. This winter, I will come in to the store to get them. On your website, put a notice if they might run out. Thank you for adding these to your always-wonderful selection of beautiful items.
Submitted on Jun 16, 2010
Thank you for having Bayberry Tapers.
Submitted on Feb 6, 2010
These are absolutely wonderful candles. I can't get enough of the scent.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2009
Thanks for having bayberry candles-A family tradition for us.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2009
I love these Bayberry Candles.
Submitted on Dec 5, 2009
These traditional candles make terrific holiday presents for hostesses, teachers, co-workers . . .
Submitted on Nov 14, 2009
True bayberry candles are rare these days. I give Isabella's at Yule Solstice as presents. They are beautifully made and packaged. Thank you for allowing me the perfect present for special friends.
Submitted on Sep 11, 2009
I have never been able to find bayberry candles in any store. Thank you.
Submitted on Mar 25, 2009
Thank you -- I am so glad you have these candles.
Submitted on Dec 17, 2008

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Every year, one of our managers gives her friends bayberry candles. Traditionally, bayberry candles given as a gift and burned to the nub on Solstice, Christmas, or New Year's will bring health, wealth, friends, and good luck in the coming year. She includes an old poem of Germanic origin with each gift: ''A bayberry candle burned to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket.'' Read more...

Bayberry wax comes from boiling the berries and skimming off the precious wax coating, and it's nearly impossible to find these days. (Bayberry scented candles are another story.)

We had pretty much given up hope of finding bayberry candles that didn't contain paraffin or synthetic fragrance when these came our way. Beeswax (from the candle maker's own bees!) has been added to the bayberry wax to give them a pleasing, natural fragrance. These two 6-inch tapers are boxed and include a reference to bayberry's good luck legend.

Brian Howell, the maker of these candles, just received some much-deserved good luck himself. He was recently honored by Martha Stewart as an ''American Made Award'' winner! Congratulations, Brian!
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