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Are Your Products Organic?
The Short Answer
We cannot guarantee any product is organic nor will we make unsubstantiated claims.If the supplier has paid for the Organic stamp we will include it on our label. However, DragonMarsh requires our herbs & spices to be Grade A and pesticide, herbicide, and irradiation free.
The Long Answer
Organic products must be grown on land that has not had synthetic fertilizers, growth regulators, insecticides, or herbicides applied to it for a minimum of three years. Organics are not necessarily more nutritious or better tasting that conventionally grown products, and there aren't any conclusive studies that prove they're safer to eat. So why buy them? Buying organics makes sense for the socially responsible shopper because it proves you wish to help the Earth. But many times, you are not getting what you think you are paying for.
Organic agriculture requires a different mindset than conventional modern agriculture. Conventional agriculture focuses on pushing resources to obtain maximum yield. This focus was developed as 20th-century farmers needed to feed an ever-growing number of hungry mouths. But what produces tremendous yield in the short run can be harmful to the land in the long run and may eventually jeopardize its ability to produce. Planting the same crop year after year, as is done in conventional farming, can deplete the soil of its nutrients and encourage infestations of harmful weeds and pests. Conventional farming methods erode over 30 billion tons of topsoil from US croplands each year. Organic farming instead uses earth-friendly pest control methods like crop rotation and beneficial insects. Organic farmers work to replenish and preserve the land for future generations, building the soil by using composted manure and crop diversification. But the farmer's neighbor may be farming the old fashion way and his sprays, fertilizers and water runoff will over-spray onto the Organic Farmer's field. Plus we are bothered that many organic farms are very close, if not next to the highways and freeways of today's population. This location exposes the fields to all the car and truck fumes spewing toxic metals right over the "Organic" farmer's field. Note, it is not required to be fume free or heavy metal free for certification.
The labeling that a product is organic is only a paid certification seal. To qualify for this seal, an organic farmer must maintain and document organic practices for three years. After this time, the certifying agency the farmer has chosen to work with sends an inspector to the site to approve the operation and grant the certification seal. The farmer maintains the organic status by keeping thorough records of soil and water testing; crop rotations; weed, insect and disease controls; a crop field lot number system; and records of agreements with neighboring landowners and county officials about spraying in the vicinity. There is no real product testing to see if the petitioning farm's products are any better or safer than the farmer's product next door. Due to the lack of resources, many of these certifications are granted on the honor system as there are not enough inspectors to check each field. The farmers pays a little for the certification seal that allows them to proclaim their products as organic, and thus, worthy of a higher price.
To qualify for “Organic” designation you must guarantee that at least 70% of your crop is organic. There is leeway to use nonorganic procedures during the non-harvesting times of growing. These may be soil replenishment during fallow times or should total crop failure occur. Through the use of natural untreated fertilizers, derived from human or domestic animal waste, the crops can be exposed to all the antibiotics, hormones, and diseases that can be passed on through such waste by-products. It may be Organically approved, but is it medically and ethically safe?
Some of our product sources claim to be organic, however we do not advertise this because of the unknown factors listed above. By request we have started putting the label on packages if the source has the certification. We do guarantee that our products are first grade. They are guaranteed to be free of added pesticides, herbicides, and not irradiated (microwaved).
DragonMarsh stores them in a pest free warehouse, kept pest-free without the use of sprays or baits. All items are packed with our clean packaging process. Each item is individually processed thus eliminating the possibility of cross contamination or name confusion. All our products are packaged in PET food grade plastic bags with biodegradable labels to help the environment.
Feel free to contact us at any time and discuss our packaging process and safe food handling of our products.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Do not burn near flammable objects such as curtains, lampshades, or blankets.
- Burn only on heat resistant surfaces - they can become hot enough to damage furniture.
- Do not move a burning candle, or place in a draft.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets, or anyone else.
- Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (about the thickness of a pencil) to avoid excessive smoking.
- Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- One of the safest ways to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer, which helps prevent hot wax from splattering. Do not extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to spatter and can cause glass containers to break.
- If you drip hot wax on your skin, rinse immediately in cold water. Do not try to wipe off the hot wax, as it will spread the burn. After soothing with cold water, treat the burn.
Basic Candle Types
Any candle that is poured into a container (glass/metal) and intended to be burned in the container. These candles are often made of soft wax and would not be able to stand on their own outside their enclosures. The container also prevents soft wax from dripping. Since these candles are safely contained in a vessel, they are often used in restaurants and in religious rituals that require long-burning candles.
A candle with a geometrical cross section such as a circle, oval, or hexagon is called a pillar. It is usually referred to by its diameter followed by its height. For example, a 3-by 6-inch pillar would be 3 inches in diameter and 6 inches high. Some tall pillars can also be referred to as tapers because they are tall, but a true taper is tapered toward the top and a pillar has only a point at the very top (see below). DragonMarsh’s most popular is a 1.5” x 9” circular pillar. DragonMarsh also carries an assortment of 7/8” x 6” pillars.
These are the long cylindrical candles that gently taper from base to tip, most often seen in traditional candleholders. Tapers are generally made 1/2 inch or 7/8 inch in diameter at the base because most holders are designed to fit these two sizes. There are, of course, exceptions, such as birthday candles (3/16 inch) and Danish tapers (1/4 inch). DragonMarsh Carries gold & silver dipped tapers.
How long will my candle burn?
Length of candle burning depends on the energy in the environment where it is burned and what has been added to the candle (such as oils & herbs). To make a candle burn longer- place in a freezer or fridge overnight before use. Freezer not recommended with jar candles.
- These times are an average
- 7-Day Jar Candles - apx 120 hours
- 9” pillars - apx 30 hours
- Votives - apx 20 hrs
- Empowered candles
- Tin - apx 24 hrs
- Small jar - apx 44 hrs
- Large jar - apx 70 hrs
It is believed that the way a candle burns and how fast or slow it burns can determine how successful or unsuccessful it will be. Many believe that a fast-burning candle means that you will be successful fast, or that your candle is working hard for you and burning itself up in the process. Others believe that if a candle keeps going out that the person/situation may be resisting, or you need to do more work (or the candle is in a draft!). Many believe if a candle has problems burning it might be a sign that you shouldn’t be doing what you are doing!
My jar candle turned black! My candle keeps going out! My candle drips a lot! My candle is flickering! What does it mean?
After burning is completed, many people believe if your jar candle is completely black after burning it, then you need to do more work for that purpose. If your flame goes out during the work then the situation you are working for may be resisting or you need to do more work on it. If the jar is only half black then it may be that you will have a lot of problems in the beginning and then they will get better, but you likely still need to do more work on the situation or purpose.
Remember, environment will play a major role here as well. If your candle is in a place where the flame will be blown by air or tampered with in other ways (oils & herbs), then it may burn unusually. Often a wick that has not been trimmed to 1/4”-1/2” will create extra soot. So, be sure your candle is placed where you can get an accurate evaluation.
Are your Candles Dressed or Undressed? Are they Programmed?
All our basic candles come undressed or “virgin”. These candles should be programmed/dressed prior to lighting or when relighting by visualizing your intent. If you would like these candles dressed for a small fee please email us.
If you are looking for a dressed/fixed/charged and empowered candle ready to use- please see our empowered candles.
Are your candles Scented?
All our 7 day jar candles are unscented except for the Bayberry Jar candle. The 9” pillars and 6” pillars are also unscented. To scent these candles, we suggest looking at the Essential & Perfume oils or our Spiritual oils.
The empowered candles are scented.
The uses for candles often depend upon their color. In ancient times candles were not colored and certainly not the bright clear hues of candles today. Historical candles took on the color of the fat, oils, wax and sometimes herbs used in making the candle. Most often they were off white to brown in color. Beeswax candles were costly (common people would rather have had the honey to eat/sell than the wax for candles) and mainly used by churches. Color in candles is a relatively new invention and the colors are for beauty and to help YOU focus.
Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Because of the different effects of color on the human psyche and the surrounding environment, different colored candles are used for different magical end-results.
We have included here, descriptions and properties of each color using a combination of traditional & modern color charts your intent. Please select the color(s) you need. Choose what you want to work on for example a green candle can be money or health depending on your focus.
Remember-the most important thing is what “feels right” to you. If you are distracted by the color of your candle, you will not be able to focus well on your work.
White can be used to replace any color candle you do not have. Blessings, Blessings to thank a higher power, Cleansing, Fight /ward off enemies, Peacefulness, Protection, Purity, Raise vibrations of positive light, Repel negative & destructive forces, Spirituality, Virginity.
If you are worried your neighbors will look funny at the black candle burning, replace with a White candle. Absorption and destruction of negative energy, Absorb Illnesses and nasty habits, Baneful energies, Banishing Magic, Binding, Break unwanted patterns, Casting out, Clear away blocks, Closing of doors, Creates a void and vacuum that you can fill with another wanted energy, Crone energies, Divination, Endings, Lost items, Mirror scrying, Mystery and secrets, New moon magic, Protection, Releasing energy or Exorcisms, Repelling negativity, Remove creative blocks, Repulsion, Solving questions or mysteries, Sorrow, Reversing, Transformation, Uncrossing, Understand your karma.
Grey can also replace Silver. Cleanse unwanted energies, Destroying negative forces, Erasing Negative feelings, Erase/ cancel something out which has been sent out, Lessens the impact of mistakes, Neutralizes stress, Past life recall, Reaching Compromises.
Anger, Blood of the Moon, Career Goals, Conquers fear, Courage, Desire, Driving Force, Energy, Enthusiasm, Fire, Fast Action, Impulsiveness, Life, Love, Lust, Magnetism, Passion, Protection against ones enemies, Protection and defensive magic, Romantic atmosphere, Sexual attraction, Survival, Strength, Vibrancy, Vitality, Ward off jealousy and hate, Will power.
Affection, Banishment of negative thoughts/fears/entity's or ill intent of others, Beauty, Caring straight from the heart & selfless caring, Compassion, Diplomacy, Emotional love, Femininity, Friendships, Harmony, Healing of Emotions, Helps heal the damages of abuse/accidents/trauma, Honor, Love, Leadership, Morality, Nurturing and sympathetic magic, Partnership of Emotional Maturity, Peace, Planetary good will, Relaxation, Self love, Service, Spiritual awakening, Unselfishness.
Action, Adaptability, Ambition, Attracts luck and money, Authority, Business Goals, Career Goals; Changes, Confidence, Discourages laziness & promotes down to earth light hearted fun, Enthusiasm, Friendship, Joyfulness, Justice, Gambling encouragement, Gives needed energy, Good fortune, Healing, Helps break out of the doldrums or a rut, Hopefulness, Hospitality, Legal Matters, Mental clarity, Organization Strength, Property Deals, Receptivity, Sealing a spell, Self-control, Stimulation, Success, Vitality.
Yellow can also replace Gold Air, Ability to retain things that are learned, Action, Activity, Calming mood swings, Calming tensions, Cheerfulness, Clairvoyance, Communication, Concentration, Confidence, Creativity, Divination, Drive away jealousy and envy, Establish knowledge or gain insight to problems or upset, House blessing, Intelligence, Imagination, Learning, Mental unbalance corrected, Power of the mind, Protection, Success, Unity.
Abundance, Ambition, Balance, Better business, Cooperation, Creative ideas, Employment, Fertility and childhood growth, Gambling luck, Generosity, Good crops, Good luck, good fortune, Growth, Growing, Monetary Success; Mother Nature, Overcoming greed or envy, Physical Healing, Plants, Personal Goals, Prosperity, Regeneration, Rewards, Steady work, Success, Tree and Plant Magic.
Astral travel, Calmness, Calming, Healing energies, Creativity, Deep emotion meditation, Depresses excess energy, Devotion, Fidelity, Forgiveness, Good Fortune; Happiness, Honesty, Immortality, Inspiration, Insomnia, Justice, Kindness, Loyalty, Opening blocked communication, Patience, Peace, Reassurance, Relieves worry and stress, Serenity, Spiritual Inspiration; Spiritual wellness, Subduing, Tranquility, Truth, Water, Wisdom, Woman's magic
Astral travel, Command, Concentration, Control over self, Court cases, Dignity, Divination, Dreams, Governmental issues, Hidden knowledge, High idealism, Honor, Independence, Knowledge, Meditation, Obedience, Overcome odds or competition, Pride, Protection, Progress, Repels negativity, Psychic awareness, Respect, Self assurance, Spirituality, Wealth, Wisdom, Work success, Victory
Attune with nature, Concentration, Court cases, Determination, Earth, Earth magic, Find lost items, Firmness, Grounding & centering, Growth, Herb magic, Indecision, Long term achievements, Overcoming hesitation, Peace in the home, Pet magic, Pet Healing, Planting, Success in business, Stability.
Attracts higher influences, Attracts energy, Attracting positive people to your life, Gambling luck, Good business & financial success, Happiness gains, Invoking the sun Power of the Male, Money, Power, Prosperity, Success, Wealth, God energies
Adaptable. Astral Energies, Clairvoyance, Communication, Conducts energy, Dreams, Female Power, Feminine health issues, Goddess energies, Intuition, Invoking the Moon, Lunar energy, Meditation, Menopause, Moon magic, Mysticism, Opens astral gates, Receptivity, Removes negative forces, Telepathy, Women's mysteries secrets- especially any of the Rites of Passage– from childhood to puberty to fertility, in pregnancy.
(half red, half black OR black over red) These are also called Reversible Action Candles, Blood candles or double action candles depending on the exact coloring. All have two colors: red & black. Use these candles to reverse a situation, reverse negative energy from yourself and send it back to the sender, or uncrossing. Draws out and destroys negativity, replacing it with positive energy; returns negativity to its source.
Reversible Action Candles, Blood candles
These appear to be black candles, but they are really red candles coated with a layer of black wax. As the inner color drips over the outer color (some say it looks like blood), it works to dispel evil and send it back from wherever it came. It has more strength than a regular black candle in doing this, and it also has the added bonus of drawing good luck to you after removing the bad luck. If the candle decides not to drip, then just cut a little notch in the side of the top rim until the wax comes out. DragonMarsh carries these in 9” pillars.
Double Action Candles
These are half red and half black, they symbolize the positive and negative influences in your life. It is used to draw positive things to you and reverse negative things away from you. DragonMarsh carries these in 9” pillars and Jar Candles.
Rainbow 7 Color/Chakra Seven Day Candle
These are a color 7-layer jar candle. Purity, cleansing, aligning chakras, blessing, unity, harmony aids in deep meditation anything requiring full color spectrum.