We mere muggles may never have a true Hogwarts experience, but that certainly doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all of the fun. This color-changing candle will reveal which Hogwarts house you’re in, so you can go through the same anticipation of Harry, Ron, Hermione and the other wizards in “Harry Potter.”
Yes, that’s right! Thanks to Etsy, you’ll finally know what it feels like to await while the Sorting Hat decides your fate. Well, sort of.
The candle’s wax starts out as a white color, but as it burns, it reveals one of four different colors: red, yellow, green or blue. Each color aligns with one of the four Hogwarts houses: green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, yellow for Hufflepuff and red for Gryffindor.
As you burn the sorting hat candle and wait to see where it decides to place you, you’ll also be able to enjoy two scents, as the candles both change color and begins to release a new scent when your color appears. At first, the candle will burn “with white vanilla & suede for the ‘hat’ scent,” according to the seller. Then it will transition to your house color and scent: red is smoked birch, yellow is sunflower, green is avocado and olive, and blue is lavender rain, sage, black currant and dusty books, according to the Etsy listing.
A single candle will cost you $11.65 through Etsy.
Other Etsy shops have different takes on the Sorting Hat candle. For example, Southern Soy Candle Co.’s candle has two label options, one with an image of the Sorting Hat and another that says, “Tell me where I belong.” The candles come with engraved wood lids that feature a Potteresque design, like the 9 3/4 platform and the saying from the Marauder’s Map, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
This shop lets you choose your house if you like, or you can opt for a randomly chosen candle. Whether you end up with red, yellow, blue or green, all have the same scent: sweet vanilla, rich butter and shredded coconut. They’re $19.
And if you just can’t get enough Harry Potter gear, Etsy will provide you with plenty of ways to get your fix. For example: This Polyjuice Potion flask is also kind of a must-have for any Potter fan (of drinking age, of course!). Get this one on Etsy for $24.95.
So, get ready to add a wizard-y feel to basically everything you own — but, before you shop around too much, you may want to see what house you belong to first. You’d hate to purchase Hufflepuff gear if you actually belong to Gryffindor, after all.