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Baba Yaga Soy Candle (silver birch and red currant)

$15.00

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Fragrance notes: Silver birch and red currant

Baba Yaga is one of the most popular characters of Slavic folklore. In many tales she is represented as an old crone who lives in the woods in a moving hut standing on chicken legs. The hut is surrounded by the skulls of her victims impaled on pikes. She's got long, sharp teeth made of iron and a grotesque nose. She flies through the woods in a mortar and uses a pestle as an oar. She sweeps away any tracks of her presence with a broom. Baba Yaga is an ambiguous folklore character in that her personality is multi-faceted in stories. She is often seen as a villain luring victims to doom by tricking them and sometimes eating them, especially if they happen to be children found wandering the woods (a cautionary tale for children not to wander). However, she can also be a helpful guide in epic tales in which she helps direct the hero of the story to their destination. Baba Yaga appears in two of the most famous Russian fairytales Vasilissa the Beautiful and the Death of Koschei the Deathless that depict her as both horrible and helpful.

Our fragrance Baba Yaga is inspired by one of the greatest folklore characters of all time. She appears in thousands of tales throughout the Slavic speaking world. In stories and art depictions Baba Yaga frequently abodes in a silver birch forest. The wonderful scent of a Russian birch forest creates the base for this fragrance. The woody and fresh aroma is blended with a touch of vibrant red currant- of which Russia is a top producer- making the fragrance a tribute to the smells of the region. This fragrance will transport you into Baba Yaga's forest to celebrate the most fascinating and frightening woods witch of Russian folklore.

4 ounce 4 ounce soy candle in a classic round jar: 25-30 hour burn time
9 ounce soy candle in an unique oval hexagonal jar: 55-60 hour burn time
► This seasonal scent has a limited availability in tea lights. If available, they will be listed here.

► Gift box included with 4oz and 9oz
► Perfectly scented with essential oil and perfume oil blends
► Hand blended with care in small batches with these simple ingredients: natural soy wax, cotton wick, premium fragrances, magic
►100% vegan and contains no dyes, parabens, phthalates, or other toxins
► $1 from every website order is donated to support wolf conservation. Learn more here.

Candle care tips are included with every order. You can also learn how to extend the life of your new candle here.

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