Top notes of bergamot and citrus, followed by middle notes of bamboo and fresh greens, anchored in the sweet warmth of violet.
Warmth of a Memory + Strength of a Story
Growing up, I can seldom remember moments spent indoors during the summertime (I’m a child of the 80s, so this was before social media or the internet). My summers were spent at the beaches in Delaware; in Goose Creek and Charleston, South Carolina visiting family; and commonly throughout: outside! After all day at the neighborhood pool, roller blading, and riding bikes, and creating stories and childhood promises whilst swinging high on the swing set, my best friend and I would finish the day with evening supper outside (our families were also best friends) then usually: flashlight tag (remember that!) with our brothers and neighborhood friends. For me, this scent is reminiscent of that wonderful moment in the summer day, when I was happily exhausted from a full day of fun and adventure, my belly was full from family supper, my skin a bit tender from too much sun, and I still had just enough energy left to enjoy the sights and sounds of each summer night. This scent reminds me of fresh cut grass, my mama’s flower garden, sweet songs of the crickets, and chasing lightning bugs (and the joy of catching and releasing them in my hands!).
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.
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.