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Caput Mortuum: Death's Head Candle Collection

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Limited Edition Scent

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Scent Formula (see description for notes)

Caput Mortuum, latin for Death's Head, is a substance used in alchemy. Often represented by a stylized human skull. We will be releasing Caput Mortuum candles slowly over the coming weeks. Each scent is represented as a "Formula." Our Caput Mortuum blends are not available in our traditional vessels and are very limited in quantity. Each candle is hand poured and labeled in Coastal New Hampshire.

Formula 1: a lovely gourmand blend of sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sea salt, buttermilk, pretzel, tonka, & musk

Formula 2: a beautiful earthy blend of wet leaves underfoot, fallen wood, & green moss

Formula 3: a comforting melody of warm spices, vanilla tonka, honey, osmanthus, labdanum, jasmine, coconut, cedarwood, patchouli, musk, amber, and cocoa butter

Caput Mortuum features luxurious coconut apricot wax. Coconut apricot wax is a FDA approved creamy, buttery blend of coconut oil, apricot wax, and a tiny bit of food grade paraffin.

Caput Mortuum is a wood wick candle. Wood wicks should be kept trimmed to 1/4 inch to maintain a steady flame that is free of sparks.


Wax: 10 oz

Candle size: Large

Burn time: Approximately 60 hours or more

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to our candle care and safety blog post.

Caput Mortuum: Death's Head Candle CollectionCaput Mortuum: Death's Head Candle Collection

Quick tips for your Kauldron candle

☾ Allow candle to burn for at least 2 hours and no more than 4 during the first burn to allow wax to melt all the way to the edges

☾ Do not burn candle for longer than 3-4 hours at a time

☾ Always trim the wick 1/4 inch prior to burning to prevent mushrooming and sooting, improper candle care can result in sooting or candle tunneling

More Candle Safety Information