Mullein is a powerful herb that many see as just another weed. If you have been around here for a while, you may know it is my favorite herb. 😹 It has so many uses and benefits. Most of the benefits come from its leaves and flowers, but when I found out the dried stalks can be used as a natural wick for candles, I knew I had to try it! Kev and I had our home parked in a beautiful private campsite in Southern Idaho for a couple weeks and Mullein was everywhere. I was able to collect a couple for experimenting. That is where my love for Mullein began, so when I found these amazing stalks here in Michigan, where we are living now, I was thrilled!
These candles burn with larger flames than regular candles, so please be cautious when you burn them. These burn about an inch every 15 minutes. To put them out you can dip in water, they are difficult to blow out.
I harvested each stalk with love and gratitude. Then I dipped these stalks in local beeswax, the smell is divine.