Christmas Candles in the shape of cute Christmas Parcels tied up with festive ribbon!
Christmas parcel candles fragranced with Frankincense & Myrrh these adorable handmade Christmas Parcel Candles are tied with pretty festive ribbon and make the perfect gift!
Frankincense & Myrrh is a wonderful fragrance that evokes memories of Christmas past. The warm aromatic woody accord of frankincense, immersed in warm amber, rock rose and myrrh. Complimented by three regal woods from the orient, cedarwood, vetivert and patchouli.
Both frankincense and myrrh are derived from the sap that oozes out of the Boswellia and Commiphora trees, respectively, when their bark is cut. The leaking resin is allowed to harden and scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets; it may then be used in its dried form or steamed to yield essential oils. They are extremely fragrant, particularly when burned, with frankincense giving off a sweet, citrusy scent and myrrh producing a piney, bitter odor.
Frankincense & Myrrh have been traded in the Middle East and North Africa for upwards of 5,000 years. It is believed that the Babylonians and Assyrians burned them during religious ceremonies. The ancient Egyptians used them in incense, insect repellent, perfume and salves for wounds and sores; they were also key ingredients in the embalming process. Myrrh oil served as a rejuvenating facial treatment, while frankincense was charred and ground into a power to make the heavy kohl eyeliner Egyptian women famously wore. Sacks of frankincense and potted saplings of myrrh-producing trees appear in murals decorating the walls of a temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt until around 480 B.C.