Updated: Aug 26, 2021
Artwork for Shadowlight Creations LLC Halloween Releases by: https://www.deviantart.com/kommissar-krok
Hello everyone! We are quickly approaching the spooky season and I am so excited for the candles we're crafting up for you! Our Halloween release will be another box set, this time with four candles to get you in the spooky mood. Starting from the left, we have Banshee, top is Leshy, right is Grim Reaper, and bottom is Dullahan (better known as the headless horseman).
Banshee: Banshees are spirits who warn those who hear them of an approaching death, be it your own or a member of your family. Those who hear their mournful call should take heed as it signals the approach of the end of a life. Our Banshee is a silent ghoul, scented with soft calla lily, magnolia and peony, and rich black currant absinthe.
Calla Lily - Lily, Hydrangea, Cherry Blossom, Clover, Lily of the Valley, Powder, Light Musk, Amyris
Magnolia and Peony - Magnolia, Peony, Green Leaves, Freesia, Amber, Powder, Bergamot
Black Currant Absinthe - Black Currant, Blackberry, Vanilla, Saffron, Apple, Anise, Patchouli, Amber
Leshy come from Slavic mythology and are rulers of the forest and of hunting. They are seldom seen but often heard whistling or laughing in the dense forests. Largely tricksters, playing jokes on humans, they also have a dark spot. Should a human disrespect the forest or hunt an animal unfairly, a Leshy will oftentimes tickle that human to death. Or so their lore goes. To appease a Leshy, the locals will leave out gifts of warm baked goods and snacks for them. Our Leshy has been thoroughly gifted, smelling like warm apple pies with flaky, butter crusts in the middle of a dense evergreen forest. Apple, maple, bourbon, and cypress are the main notes in this candles profile.
Apples & Maple Bourbon - Apple, Bourbon, Cinnamon, Butter, Maple, Vanilla, Coconut, Orange
Caramelized Praline - Brown Sugar, Pecan, Hazelnut, Butter, Caramel, Tonka, Vanilla, Sea Salt Cypress & Bayberry - Cypress, Moss, Bayberry, Incense, Patchouli, Fir, Eucalyptus
Oakmoss & Amber - Oakmoss, Amber, Tonka, Lavender, Sage, Orange, Grapefruit
Keeping with the theme of ghouls and spooky spirits, Grim Reaper is our next in line. A spirit said to come and collect the souls of those who have passed away, bringing them safely to the afterlife to join their fallen loved ones in death. In ancient times it was customary to leave offerings for the ferryman on a loved ones corpse as payment for a safe trip to the afterlife. Our Reaper is scented with spiritually cleansing rosemary sage, palo santo (also known as saint wood), and nag champa.
Rosemary & Sage - Rosemary, Green Floral, Sage, Cedar, Pine, Eucalyptus
Palo Santo - Palo Santo, Violet, Saffron, Smoke, Wood, Sandalwood, Amber, Cardamom, Citrus
Nag Champa - Powder, Amber, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Sandalwood, Dark Musk, Patchouli, Violet
Last but not least!
We couldn't do a Halloween candle collection without some pumpkin! Dullahan is better known across the United States as The Headless Horseman. It was one of the first traditional ghost stories that keeps coming back to haunt us every year. The tale goes that the horseman is seeking revenge and a new head to replace the one that was unfairly taken from him. He seeks answers and retribution. Our Dullahan is scented with fresh, strong coffee, pumpkin pie, toasted pumpkin spice, and spiced honey and tonka. Coffee is the main note, with pumpkin and sweet, spiced honey balancing it out.
Fresh Coffee - Coffee, Sugar, Cream
Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin, Clove, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Pie Crust
Toasted Pumpkin Spice - Pumpkin, Buttercream, Smoke, Vanilla, Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Spiced Honey & Tonka - Honey, Amber, Coriander, Tonka, Musk, Tobacco Leaves, Oud, Bergamot
Which of our spooky Halloween candles are you most excited for? Let us know below! :D