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

Precio habitual $21.00

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

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
Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary all-natural coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.
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