St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop (4802473590868)
St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop (4802473590868)
St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop (4802473590868)
St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop (4802473590868)

St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop

Regular price $21.00

**Limited Edition** Available only October 1 - November 30.
These restorative scents of lemon and barbershop are inspired by St. Martin de Porres. He is the patron of racial harmony, those of mixed race, social justice, barbers, hairdressers, public health workers, and innkeepers. Martin's feast day is November 3.
Behind the Inspiration
Born in Peru in 1579, Martin was the child of unmarried parents: a father who was a Spanish nobleman and a poor mother who was of indigenous or African descent. His father abandoned the family, leaving Martin to be raised by a single mother. When he was 12, he was apprenticed to a surgeon/barber and he worked to help support his mom and sister. 

Around this time, he also began volunteering at a Dominican priory, doing the most menial of tasks. Eventually, Martin was welcomed as a brother and he used his barbering and surgery skills to care for the other Dominicans and the poor in the infirmary.

In art he is often depicted with a lemon tree, which signifies the many miracles attributed to St. Martin, even during his life. Part of his work included tending the priory garden and one story tells of a lemon tree that he planted that blossomed and bore fruit year round, providing fruit for the monks and the poor.

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us.

Holy Men collection | 45+ hour burn time | 6 oz. candle
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Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances blended in-house, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.

You’ll get the cleanest, longest, and safest burn from your candle with a few simple steps:

  • Always trim the wick before lighting to 1/8”–1/4”
  • Burn until the melted wax reaches edge to edge, or very nearly, to reduce tunneling
  • Burn only up to 4 hours at a time
  • Always keep a burning candle in sight, away from flammable materials, out of drafts, out of reach of pets and children, and on a heat-safe surface
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Lovely Scent

Has a lovely scent to it and is wonderful to pray with. Just too strong for me, extremely fragrant.

Amy Flanigan
Unique gift

Such a cool candle to give to your hairdresser or barber for Christmas! It was much appreciated and hopefully planted some seeds of interest in this amazing saint.

What a unique idea for a gift Amy! Thank you so much for sharing and for the review! - the CORDA team

Christopher Fleming

St. Martin de Porres | Lemon + Barbershop

Thank you for your review, Christopher! - Anna

Good name for this candle!

The combination of lemon and barbershop is soothing. As with other CORDA candles, the throw of the scent is pleasant, not overpowering. Thank you, Anna, for all your work in making CORDA candles!

So Fresh!

This candle was an impromptu purchase, but I figured I would like it because of the lemon and barbershop. It’s a perfect candle for weekend mornings or afternoons, something light and refreshing. I have never trimmed candle wicks before, but thanks to the care guide I do now. I forgot once and realized why wick care is so important. Thanks for a nice fresh scent!