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bay + berry
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Pine and Bayberry compliment your home decorations during the holiday season.
Ayurvedic practitioners suggest gargling with a mixture of water, salt, and tumeric (Curcuma longa) powder or astringents such as alum, sumac, sage, and bayberry (Myrica spp.).
The colonists discovered they could make wax that produced clean-burning, good-smelling candles by boiling the berries of the bayberry shrub.
If you live along the east coast or North Atlantic regions of America or Canada, you could collect the berries from a local bayberry bush and make your own bayberry candles in the traditional way.
If you aren't too concerned about doing it the proper way, you can always buy bayberry wax and melt and pour like you would any other candle.
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