AWAKENING

AWAKENING

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Scent Profile

Clarifying top note of balsam blended with the softness and comfort of jasmine, anchored in calming musk.

 

Warmth of a Memory + Strength of a Story

This scent was created especially for my dear friends at Bodhi Counseling and Healing, a mental health practice in North East, Maryland. As a survivor of domestic violence myself, I know first-hand the value of therapy and the importance of taking the journey to healing. At Bodhi, an open environment is created to exchange ideas, help alleviate stress, and promote personal growth.

There are four scents in this custom collection: AWAKENING, BALANCE, CLARITY, and SACRED SPACES - the first three embodying what Bodhi founder Jesse Fairchild and Bodhi Clinician Nicole Nimmons describe as the “ABC’s of healing.”

“The name Bodhi is a Sanskrit word which has no direct English translation, but is often associated with Enlightenment. More accurately it means to awaken to what already existed.  In my mind [these scents] smell like that…like something you already knew, but forgot about.  Like a remembering of sorts.”

- Jesse Fairchild, LCPC, founder of Bodhi

The journey of healing has its challenges but is incredibly rewarding. Fairchild describes the goals of this journey, as seen in the work of her practice:

It is within this compassionate and caring alliance that clients are able to begin healing. Healing not only addresses the current issue, but serves to apply knowledge gained to new situations as they arise. The goal is not curing illness, but healing emotional pain. Healing can transform pain into something great, something life-changing in a positive way. We often perceive situations as painful or difficult without appreciating that it is these very situations that lead to compassion and strength. Only by confronting and reflecting on the challenges inherent in moments of pain can we truly grow and become something better than we were before the challenge.

These scents encompass the pivotal points in a person’s journey of healing:

AWAKENING - transition from the darkness of pain to the light of hope

BALANCE - self-discovery and (re)establishing one’s footing

CLARITY - healthy outlook

SACRED SPACES is a compliment to the scents of this journey and something of a capstone to this custom collection, capturing the strength and comfort found in the meditative moments of healing.

Size options:

 

9oz glass jar - $15.00

4oz travel tin - $8.00

Wax melts - $5.00

 

Candle Safety + Burning Tips

It is best to keep your candle wick trimmed to no shorter than 1/4 inch before each burn (more often than not, this happens naturally and you seldom have to trim). Once lit, it is best if not imperative to burn the candle for at least one hour to establish an even wax pool that reaches the edges of the vessel. Soy wax has a memory; it has the tendency to follow the same burn radius (wax pool area) as its previous burn. Establishing an even wax pool is highly recommended to maximize the life of your candle.

Burn your candle within sight and never unattended. Keep away from drafts and vibrations, and free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn a candle on an uneven surface or near anything that can catch fire.

Shine the Light: Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness

One in five women in America will experience domestic or sexual violence in her lifetime. Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. Nearly twenty people per minute in America are physically abused by an intimate partner; during one year, this equates to over ten million men and women.*

As a survivor, I am committed to my endeavor to help those who have been affected by such violence and abuse. For every candle sold I donate ten percent to my Shine the Light Campaign which supports organizations and foundations devoted to raising awareness and fostering advocacy, and who provide a voice to victims and survivors.

*statistics provided by National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

“there are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

About the Process

I hand pour my candles in small batches in my home studio in Newark, Delaware. Each candle is handcrafted with precision, care, and with respect to traditional processes of apothecaries past. Simple and modern with small-town and vintage charm, these candles bring warmth, comfort, and a rustic sophistication to any home.

I use natural soy wax made from American-grown soy beans along with lead and zinc free natural cotton wicks, providing for an eco-friendly, clean and even burn. My candles are scented with premium grade fragrance and essential oils. No added dyes or chemicals.

Each scent is carefully developed and mixed by hand. Each candle is cured for at least one week, often longer, to allow for a sincere marriage of wax to oil and true development of aroma.

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