BY LISA MARIE BASILE
Luna Luna's very own Trista Edwards (who is a wonderful writer and poet—read this poem) created Marvel + Moon and serves up some of the VERY best candles you can imagine. Perfect for the chilly days of Autumn, Trista's candles are sustainably and locally made. Each of the gorgeous candles—named after goddesses like Selene and Hecate (I'm a Hecate girl myself)—are filled with good ingredients and are phthalate-free (Trista offers tons of generous info on each candle, too, so you can really connect with each!). Oh, and they're made with obsidian charged by the solar-eclipse. These will become not only your ritual candles but your burn-for-bliss relaxation candles.
And here's a pic from when Trista sent me some glorious pre-finalized samples. So inspired.
Courtney Leigh, the creator of C&C Apothecary—poet (read this) and editor of White Stag—makes some deliciously lovely goodies, which she sells via Etsy. She recently sent me her Full Moon Ritual Set, which, if you are need of beautiful items for a fresh start or cleansing ritual, this is for you. It comes with witch salt (to protect), palo santo wood, quartz, bath soak, and a tonic mix. I also recommend her dead mermaid bath soak! Her products are made with obvious love and care, and deep knowledge of ritual.
Lisa Marie Basile is the founding editor-in-chief and creative director of Luna Luna Magazine. She is also the moderator of its digital community.
Her work has appeared in The Establishment, Bustle, entropy, Bust, Hello Giggles, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, greatist, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post, among other sites. She is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press), war/lock (Hyacinth Girl Press), Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). her book, nympholepsy, was a finalist in the 2017 tarpaulin sky book awards.
Her work can be found in PANK, the Tin House blog, The Nervous Breakdown, The Huffington Post, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, The Atlas Review, and tarpaulin sky, among others. She has taught or spoken at Brooklyn Brainery, Columbia University, New York University and Emerson College. Lisa Marie Basile holds an MFA from The New School. @lisamariebasile