We’ve got a fresh new shipment of both rugged and smooth Himalayan salt lamps! Our salt lamps illuminate with a just a tea light and provide great healing effects.
Himalayan salt lamps have been recommended by health benefits due to increased negative ion count in the air around you, negative ions can help you feel tranquil and relaxed. Whether you're looking for a meditation aid or just want to boost the air quality and ambiance around you.
A salt lamp is simply a chunk of mined salt that has been hollowed out to allow room for a light bulb or tiny candle. The light glows through the medium of the salt crystal, which can range in color from a dark salmon pink to a pale orange. Salt crystals for salt lamps are mined in Russia and central Europe as well as in the Himalayas. Salt lamps make attractive accent lights. Their main attraction, however, is that the heating of the salt causes the crystal to release negative ions (often called simply 'ions').
Negative ions have long been considered healthy; the sea air, mountain air and the air around swiftly running water is high in negative ions. Indoor air, re-circulated air, and air around electronic equipment is very low in negative ions. Many office workers who suffer health complaints around fluorescent lighting and computer monitors report considerably less fatigue and headaches if the concentration of negative ions in the air is increased. Why negative ions may be beneficial is only partially understood.
It has been shown that negative ions in the air bind with airborne pollutants, making them heavier so that they fall to the ground, and therefore are unavailable to be inhaled. Many modern air purifiers - the so-called 'ionic air cleaners' - use this technique to provide cleaner indoor air for allergy sufferers. Some studies seem to indicate that an increase in negative ions in the air increases bloodflow to the brain, which would have the effect of improved concentration. The salt lamp is an attractive alternative to the utilitarian look of an air purifier.
The amount of negative ions a salt lamp can release depends on its size and how warm the candle can make it. The larger the crystal, obviously, the more expensive the lamp, but the larger area it can provide with negative ions. Salt lamps that produce 'night-light' amounts of light can provide ions to an area equal to the average office cubicle front room or bedroom.
The power of a natural salt lamp luminary is now available to you!

Vampires have Virtues?
Robert M Place and Coventry Creations unlock the Virtues of the Dark Side

It is true, there are Seven Vampire Virtues and if anyone knows about them it is Robert M. Place, artist and author of The Vampire Tarot, published by St Martin’s Press in 2009. Place based his tarot on the legends and iconographic figures of Brahm Stoker’s Dracula . With the Vampire Virtue Candles, Place has taken the lessons of the Dracula characters and translated them into virtues we can use in our 21st century world. This new line of candles boasts 7 Virtuous vampires and is 2” wide by 7.5” high with a 50+ hour burn time.
Robert Place’s Vampires inspired Coventry to carefully chose the blend of oils and color to enhance the magic of each Virtue. The quality, vibrancy and integrity of Coventry Candles were the perfect match to Robert M Place’s clear and vibrant award winning artistic style. The result is a line of candles that appeals to all the senses and bring healing to all the levels of the self; including the darker, shadow side. The dark side of the self is often rejected as negative or "not of God", but in actuality, the dark side of the self is where we learn to overcome adversity and find strength. Stoker and Place show this through Mina’s journey into the dark side lead by Dracula; by embracing the dark she was able to help defeat it.

“We have been fielding requests for a line of Vampire candles for years, but until we spoke with Robert M Place, the healing and empowering properties of the Vampire legacy had not been clear”, said Jacki Smith, President of Coventry Creations. Patty Shaw, VP and Coventry Candle Goddess, states “If we bravely go into the shadow self and look beyond the behavior we will find the story of why and what. The why is about the event or trauma that happened to create the shadow and the “what” is the personal power that is let go of to cope with the trauma.” Jacki and Patty also talk about how the creation of the Vampire Virtue candles has been a deep learning experience for them too. Be prepared for your vision to be widened as your courage to face your own dark side is expanded. Robert M Place states on the label that, “…the literary vampire represents the face of the unconscious that Jung calls the Anima or Animus. This archetype first appears filled with shadow material. As the shadow is integrated, however, it evolves spiritually and carries us with it and we come into our full potential."

Robert M Place is a prolific, award winning artist and tarot scholar who has designed and authored several tarot decks and books including the Alchemical Tarot, the Buddha Tarot, The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination and Astrology and Divination, Magic and Alchemy. For more information on Robert M Place visit www.thealchemicalegg.com .

For more information on the Vampire Virtue candles, including a fill list of products visit www.coventrycreations.com
To schedule an Interview with Jacki Smith you can contact her at 800‐810‐3837 or e‐mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To schedule an interview with Robert M Place you can contact him at 845‐246‐0180 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Vampire Virtues


Dracula – Cunning the Virtue of the Trickster and the Hero
Lucy – Strength the Virtue of Heroic Self-Discipline
Luna – Illumination the Virtue of Integration and Magic
Mina – Prudence the Virtue of Wisdom and Enlightenment
Revitalization – Revitalization the Virtue of Health and Longevity
Temperance - Temperance the Virtue of Balance, Health, and Beauty
The Weird Sisters - Justice the Virtue of Truth and Rightfulness

NEW at the Candle Wick Shop…the Votivo (vo-TEE-vo) Aromatic Collection!


Since its inception in 1994, Votivo has built a worldwide reputation for high quality home fragrances and distinctive packaging. Each Votivo product is a culmination of care and commitment to detail. Each candle is hand-crafted. Each tissue is hand-wrapped. Each pewter seal is hand-pressed. Each candle is specially made. At the heart of every Votivo candle is a unique fragrance meticulously formulated and layered to reflect depth, richness, and complexity. Our candles are famous for their ability to quickly fill a room with wonderful fragrances. As one of the original domestically made luxury candle lines, Votivo passionately pursues excellence in the art of candle making.

The Candle Wick Shop is thrilled to offer  you  the wonderfully lush, fragrant, clean and long-lasting Votivo candles from their Aromatic collection.

One of our fall favorites is the Moroccan Fig. This candle brings the scent of precious woods, aged figs from faraway lands, and hearty earthen spices. Once you’ve indulged yourself into one of these beautiful , single- note soy candles your home will be immediately filled with the aroma of warmth and luxury.

We’re absolutely thrilled with our new partnership with Votivo! Oprah has put them on her list of favorite things. We’re certain you will too!

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Spring has brought a dozens of NEW items here to the CANDLE WICK SHOP but none have made us more excited than our THREE new lines of greeting cards!

We started off with HARD CARDS. Based out of Los Angeles, the makers of Hard Cards couldn’t lie to their friends any longer. They were tired of pretending that they were happy about new babies, thrilled that friends were turning another year older, that they cared about their problems or that that things were always so darn serious. These greeting cards make you laugh at the truth. That is, they’re snarky, funny, irreverent messages which are by contrast beautifully designed. Hard Cards have been created to have minimal environmental impact. Every Hard Card and envelope are printed with soy ink and made from 100% Post Consumer Waste. That means no trees were cut down to make these babies and no bleach, acid, or chlorine was used in manufacturing. We dare you to read these and not laugh out loud!

Then we stumbled upon cards from OPLUSD (Offensive + Delightful) also out of Los Angeles. After seeing one card, we were rolling on the floor and couldn’t put them down…they’re about as addictive as M&M’s! They are a bit profane but in the nicest way! Their use of captivating retro-pictures along with eye-popping graphics leaves you unsuspecting of the message that really packs a wallop! Each card comes with a Warning: OPLUSD cards are intended for only close friends, family members, lovers, neighbors, interesting strangers, the intelligentsia, those with a highly developed sense of sarcasm, and of course, those of us who really get a kick out of life! Life is short…laughing it up!

And last but not nearly least we found the most charming and adorable cards from Hello! Lucky (these are ones that you can send to grandma) This line of darling cards celebrate every monumental step in our lives from Birthdays, Babies and Get Well Wishes to Love and Sorrow. Hello! Lucky cards are designed the gentlest and most adorable graphics and sketches which will leave nothing but a smile on your face. They’re sweetly crafted on 30% post –consumer waste recycled paper but is now transitioning the line to 100% recycled paper produced from a paper mill powered by green energy.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our irreverent, offensive yet delightful and simply charming greeting cards and we’re certainly you’ll share in our exuberance!

We’ll look forward to seeing you soon in Downtown Ferndale!