Posted by Amy Hamilton on October 21, 2014
School is back in session, and while the kids might be sighing in disappointment over the end of summer, parents are sighing in relief.Back to school is the start of fall, even if it doesn’t feel like it, and the Autumn Equinox is just around the corner.
What is the Autumnal Equinox?
“In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising later now, and nightfall comes sooner. At this equinox, “day and night are approximately equal in length. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the cooler days of autumn even as preparations for winter are underway.” In the US, the Autumn Equinox is on the evening of September 22nd (Everything You Need to Know September Equinox, 2014).
To celebrate the Fall season, we at Scandle are launching our seasonal Autumn Harvest massage candle. This amazing fragrance embraces the aroma of fresh hot cider made from ripe Macintosh applies sprinkled with brown sugar,cinnamon sticks, clove, nutmeg, and a touch of citrus zest. Yum, Yum! This candle makes us want to cozy up by the fire with a nice hot drink. This candle is a perfect addition to the feeling of expectation that the kids (and kids at heart) have for Halloween which is poking its mask covered nose around the corner.
“Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows'Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand. Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win"). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31,the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween. Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them” (History).
To celebrate this fun day in your Store or Spa we have created a Halloween Scandle Candle Pinterest board! Check it out at http://www.pinterest.com/scandlecandle/halloween-spa-ideas/ .It may have that little bit of inspiration you need to make this Halloween uniquely special you and your customers.
We would love to see your spin on Halloween…Of course, we think that nothing could be better than seeing our luxurious massage candles in your retail along with those decorations. Send us pictures of your creations so we can share them on our Pinterest and Facebook pages!
Another fragrance blend that matches well with the oncoming brisk air and windy days of fall, is our Fig and Brown Sugar massage candle. This blend has an enticingly warm fragrance that combines ripe fig, creamy coconut milk, caramelized brown sugar and soft, velvety musk. This fragrance brings to mind watching the kids climbing an old oak tree at the park while you relax on the park bench enjoying the brisk breeze . Remember to enjoy these uniquely beautiful moments of fall before winter hits with the rain and snow.
We have quite a few holidays approaching quickly, so keep in mind the lead time needed for stocking and shipping for the upcoming holiday season.
Don’t forget Daylight Savings Changes on November 2nd. Enjoy your extra hour to sleep in and relax!
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Everything You Need to Know September Equinox. (2014, September). Retrieved fromhttp://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-september-equinox
History, H. (n.d.). Retrieved fromhttp://www.halloweenhistory.org/
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