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Il Drago e La Santa

Il Drago e La Santa

Last year, I had a Dragon's Blood candle, blended with a bit of clove, which I called Dragon's Breath.


This year, I reflected on this scent a bit, and also tried a blend from a new company, which I fell in love with. But if you know me, I like to play with scent blends. I wanted one that smelled like an old church, something to do with dragon's breath and more incense... so down the rabbit hole I went.


Have you read the legend of St. Margaret the Virgin? We aren't catholic, but we are heavy into folklore and this one regards a woman who was swallowed by a dragon and fought her way out from the inside.


In all of this, I thought of my great-grandmother. She emigrated from Reggio di Calabria, alone, as a young teen and waited for days on Ellis Island, alone. She was so tough. I never got to meet her, but when I emigrated overseas to teach English at 21, I felt more connected to her, wondering how she might have felt while she traveled alone to a foreign land.


If you're still reading, thanks for honoring my GGma! So, about this candle...


You will initially catch the amber, something sweet... but as she burns you will catch the dragon's blood incense aroma with its hints of clove and patchouli. It won't be long before you catch the earthy, deep palo scanto to round out the sweetness.


This candle burns for 40+ hours, and is paraffin, phthalate, and paraben free. It is my own unique recipe of a vegan coconut soy wax blend.


The top of the candle is hand marbled with hand poured wax embeds, with eco-dyes and plant based, biodegradable eco-glitter. 


The wick is a sustainably sourced, crackling wooden wick that adds a gorgeous ambiance for setting a calm energy for relaxing, writing, or ... just because it smells amazing.

  • Candle Care

    Candles preform their best when we play by their rules! Here's our recommendations:

    -Always burn in sight, and away from anything that could knock it over: kids or pets, for example. 

    -Burn away from draft prone areas like around fans or windows

    -Never burn for more than 4 hours at a time, but do burn it until the melted wax reaches the sides. If you burn the candle for too short a time it could "tunnel" and the wax will build up on the sides.

    -Always trim your wicks to 1/4 inch before lighting. If your wick is too high it can start too soot, and burn too hot.

    -Stop burning your candle when you're down to the last 1/4 inch of wax in the bottom of the container. You can use the remaining wax in a melter. On our instagram page, we have resources for how to clean your vessels!

$35.00 Regular Price
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