Lemp Mansion Candle
Home of Lemp Brewery, and a long list of family tragedies. The Lemp family would experience 5 premature deaths over the course of their ownership of the Mansion. Scents of Hops, Mahogany, and Bergamot will take you to the Lemp Mansion, where beer and death go hand in hand.
Each candle comes with a QR code to scan to learn about the haunted history!
Top: Hops, Mahogany, Bergamot
Middle: Fir Needle, Cypress, Sage
Base: Red Thyme, Clove, Oak
Located in St. Louis, Missouri the Lemp Mansion has seen tragedy after tragedy. The mansion was built in 1890 as a new home for the Lemp Brewery and home for the family. The Brewery was founded by Adam Lemp, a German immigrant whose Lager Beer became extremely popular as it was a change to the dark stouts available at the time. When the company was taken over by Adam’s son William the brewery expanded to the mansion and was five city blocks long.
From the mansion, a tunnel was built from the basement through the caves to the brewery. When mechanical refrigeration became available, parts of the cave were converted for other purposes, including a natural auditorium and a theater. This underground oasis would later spawn a large concrete swimming pool, with hot water piped in from the brewery boiling house, and a bowling alley.
In the midst of this success, the Lemp family experienced the first of many tragedies when Frederick Lemp, William Sr’s favorite son and heir apparent died in 1901 at the age of 28. William was never the same after Federick death and on February 13, 1904, he shot himself in the head in his bedroom.
His son William J. Lemp, Jr took over the brewery with his wife Lillian . Once probation hit, Lillian left William and the brewery was shut down. William Jr shot himself in his office on December 29, 1922.
Elsa Lemp Wright, daughter of William Sr, also lived in the house with William Jr and Lillian. In 1919 she divorced her husband, only to remarry him in March 1920. One week later Elsa shot herself while in bed and died of her wound. Many belive it was a murder covred up to look like a sucide. William Jr’s brother moved into the mansion in the 40’s. Charles became the fourth member of the Lemp family to commit suicide. First, he shot his beloved Doberman Pinscher in the basement of the mansion. Then, climbing the staircase to his room on the second floor, he shot himself. He was found on May 10, 1949.
The home is now an inn and restaurant. Staff and visitors have reported figures, voices and sounds coming from nowhere, and glasses will often lift off the bar flying through the air by themselves. On other occasions, doors are said to lock and unlock by themselves, lights inexplicably turn on and off of their own free will, and the piano bar often plays when no one is near.
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All candles are made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax, fragrance oils, and organic cotton-core wicks. The fragrances we use are paraben-free, phthalate-free, and are never tested on animals.
How to use
How to use
Following Candle Care helps to ensure product quality + longevity. We highly recommend following each of the following steps:
Trim your candle's wick to 1/4" before each lighting or once your candle has cooled.
Never attempt to trim a burning candle.
Discard the snipped portion in the trash; never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar.
The wick should always remain centered and away from the sides of the vessel.
Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar during each burn to prevent tunneling.
Safety first - because candles contain a small flame, we encourage following these rules:
Never leave a candle burning unattended, near a draft, or in reach of children or pets.
Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Stop burning your candle when only 1/4" of wax remains.
Do not pick up a burning candle or immediately after it's been blown out.
Protect the surface underneath the candle no matter the material.
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Our candles are hand poured in glass candle containers with labels made for high heat.
8 fluid oz (7.7 oz net weight)
3" wide x 4" tall
40 hour burn time
All our fragrance oils are phthalate, paraben, and sulfate free.
Our bases in our Room Spray and Reed Diffusers are free of pesticides, dyes, chemical fertilizers, and other synthetic additives.
All our products are vegan, meaning containing no animal products. We also make sure all our sourced ingredients are not tested on animals or containing animal products.
All our products are blended in an environment that is imbued with beauty and harmony, and created with loving hands.