Announcement Looking for creepy candles to illuminate your crypt this Halloween season? Our pure, all-natural beeswax spine candles, coffin candles, coffin magnets and coffin mirror are freshly exhumed when you place your order and ready to ship. Cast from real bones, these beeswax abominations are perfectly deviant additions to your Halloween party, seance, oddities collection, or cabinet of curiosities. Every warm, flickering glow will one day be snuffed out. Keep the shadows at bay with Grave Digger Candles, your sweet-scented reminder that the illusion of life is temporary and we all return to the earth.
Looking for creepy candles to illuminate your crypt this Halloween season? Our pure, all-natural beeswax spine candles, coffin candles, coffin magnets and coffin mirror are freshly exhumed when you place your order and ready to ship. Cast from real bones, these beeswax abominations are perfectly deviant additions to your Halloween party, seance, oddities collection, or cabinet of curiosities. Every warm, flickering glow will one day be snuffed out. Keep the shadows at bay with Grave Digger Candles, your sweet-scented reminder that the illusion of life is temporary and we all return to the earth.
Allison on Dec 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Such a great choice for our gothic Christmas tree ‘icicles’. Well made and quick shipping - thank you!
Melissa on Dec 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great quality, fast shipping, lovely design, very happy with this piece will fit in beautifully in my collection
Jenn on Dec 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
Adorable. Had it out with my Halloween decorations and now will probably hang it by my bed. :)
juliaw06 on Dec 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
I feel that it's clear these are cast from real bones, the detail is so good! The recipient of this candle was very excited and so was I!
HANDMADE & UNHOLY BEESWAX CANDLES
The grave digger's premium memento mori candles are hand-poured using 100% all-natural beeswax. Each handmade candle is a sweet honey necromancy, a warm reverie that transcends the veil between the living and the dead. Like bone churches and cadaver art of the Medieval and Victorian ages, it is a celebration of life through the grim reminder that death is always lurking, and someday we all must succumb to the grave.
Beeswax is produced naturally by honey bees and has been highly valued since ancient times. Since it never goes bad, beeswax has been found intact in Egyptian tombs, Roman ruins, and Viking shipwrecks. Beeswax candles were found in a graveyard in Germany dating to the 6th century AD.
Bees have an intimate connection with human mortality. In Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, the bee was a sacred insect believed to bridge the natural world with the afterlife. Later in Europe it became customary to tell the bees when a member of the household died, so they could properly mourn. Often this involved knocking on the hives and whispering the name of the deceased, draping the beehives with black cloth, burying a garment of the deceased beneath the hives, bringing them wine and funeral biscuits, or turning the hives to face the funeral procession. If the bees were not informed of the death, it was believed they would leave the hive, stop producing honey, or even possibly die as a result.
Pure beeswax, like we use for all of our candles, is a vessel of unique and seemingly mystical properties. It is not oil-based like other waxes, and contains no chemicals. This means our candles burn cleanly, without sticky black soot and very little smoke. The natural honey aroma of beeswax releases cleansing negative ions into the air that remove indoor pollutants and can reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever.
A WORD ABOUT BLOOM
Over time you may notice a light film appearing on the surface of your candles. This is called BLOOM and don't worry, it's supposed to be there. Bloom is a sign of richness and purity that candle connoisseurs crave. It means the beeswax hasn't been diluted with other waxes. Grave Digger Candles are made using only pure, all-natural beeswax, which means they will develop bloom over time. If you prefer the look of your candles without the vintage patina of bloom, just run the candle under warm water to wash it away.
Owner, Designer, Maker
Rob Reysen is a Wisconsin-based dark artist & artisan who is a fabricator of nightmares. When he's not making candles or coming up with new candle ideas, he is working with his family in his state of the art taxidermy studio and collecting oddities.
Owner, Designer, Shipper
Tracy Reysen is a Wisconsin-based artisan. When she isn't making homemade soaps, & coming up with new candle ideas & photo shoot photographer, she is also in charge of the candle inspection, labeling, packaging, boxing & shipping of all the candles.
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Orders generally ship within 3-5 business days, but at our busy season may take 7-10 business days. Every one is made by hand to order with care.
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery, unless otherwise stated.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Yes we do! But due to the cost and complexities of international shipping, we have to rate each order individually. Please contact us with your location to get a shipping quote.
DO YOU MAKE VEGAN CANDLES?
We use only 100% pure beeswax for our candles for a variety of reasons, including that it burns cleaner than other kinds of waxes, and does not contain chemicals and other toxins. Also, other waxes tend to be more brittle, so the spinous and transverse processes of the vertebrae comprising our spine candles don't usually survive removal from the molds.
DO YOU OFFER WHOLESALE?
Contact us for wholesale inquiries.
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