Artisan Candles

brotherbasilcandles.jpgMade with love by Br. Basil Taylor, OSB, a monk who grew up in Subiaco’s own back door--Ft. Smith, AR! Br. Basil entered the novitiate at Subiaco Abbey on Feb. 8, 2013 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge in electronics and computer support. 

"When I joined the monastery there was currently no one that was making candles. In the past there had been a couple of monks who made the candles that we use in the church. In one of the sacristy work rooms there is a wall of cabinets and they were just full of candle stubs. Instead of just throwing them all away when we started to clean that room out, I went and asked around to see if anyone knew anything about making candles. No one did but they pointed me to a little building down below the east end of East Park called the bee house. This little two-story building was where one of the brother monks had at one time set up for harvesting wax and honey from his many bee hives around the monastery.  Not needing the large wax processing equipment that had been used in the past, permission was given for me to move what was needed into one of the towers in the monastery. Soon after starting to melt down and remold the church candles, I had a number of people ask about scented candles for themselves, so after some research and lots of failed experiments, this is what we now have. Our candles have become a best-seller in our own Coury House Gift Shop. We now offer them to you through our online store."

 

  • Candles (Abbey Vineyard)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Abbey Vineyard--it evokes the sweet smell of luscious grapes hanging from the vines on an early misty morning in September in the vineyard at Subiaco Abbey. These scented candles are...

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  • Candles (Apple Harvest)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Apple Harvest--the fragrance of hot apple pie, just out of Mom's or Grandma's oven, on a crisp autumn day. The perfect blend of juicy apples and a touch of spice will make the season come...

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  • Candles (Blue Spruce)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Blue Spruce--a crisp, clean scent to fill your bathroom or any area of your home. Many find this candle to be a more manly fragrance. The scent beckons one to go experience the...

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  • Candles (Cinnamon Vanilla)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Cinnamon Vanilla--a great "kitchen" candle, this blend of fragrances will lighten the mood and may make you want to pop something in the oven. These scented candles are made of 100%...

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  • Candles (Clean Linen)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Clean Linen--imagine the crisp, fresh fragrance of laundry in the outdoor air. There’s something about that aroma that is soothing to the soul and relaxing to the mind! A great...

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  • Candles (Cranberry Marmalade)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Cranberry Marmalade--a scent so fragrant you might be tempted to grab a spoon! But we don't recommend eating it, just enjoy the incredible aroma. These scented candles are made of...

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  • Candles (Crème Brule)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Crème Brule--the combination of the fragrances of vanilla and caramelized sugars makes you want to take a spoon to this candle...smells good enough to eat, but we advise you to...

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  • Candles (East Park Rose)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of East Park Rose--like the scent of roses blooming in May, this candle reminds one of the beauties of nature captured in one of the most delicate flowers in a springtime garden. These...

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  • Candles (Lemon Verbena)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Lemon Verbena--the scent of freshly squeezed lemons in a tall glass of refreshing lemonade on a warm summer’s day. This candle is perfect as a summertime kitchen candle. These...

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  • Candles (Mulberry)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Mulberry--Imagine the air filled with the fragrance of wild mulberries. This sweet, juicy aroma is long lasting, even after the candle is no longer burning. These scented candles are...

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  • Candles (Peppermint)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Peppermint--Remember the soft, sweet peppermint sticks you enjoyed as a child? This candle perfectly captures that aroma! Enjoy anywhere in your home or office. These scented candles...

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  • Candles (Plumeria)

    This handcrafted artisan candle by Br. Basil features the scent of Plumeria--the aroma of cool, spring air filled with the fragrance of fresh cut flowers, this scent will lift your spirits and beckon you to spend some time in the sunshine! These...

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