This scent represents a strong-softness through woodsy top and middle notes of cedar and pine, blended with a smooth base of sweet vanilla.
Warmth of a Memory + Strength of a Story
This scent is inspired by my partner. A burly bearded man whose profession and hobbies leave his hands rough, spunk and humor energized, and whose heart could fill the world with love several times over. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I continue to struggle with the pain of my past. I would love to say that I have completely moved on and unreservedly never thought twice about what happened to me. Sadly, this is not the case. However, my partner - through his unwavering love and support, and patience and kindness - never ceases to simultaneously lift me up and humble me. His strength of character and softness of spirit anchors me in hope and encourages my resolve.
An extension of my partner, our son Luke shows us every day that he too has the same sensibilities, humor, and humongous heart as his father. On particularly difficult days, my son often comes up to me, wraps his arms around me and begins to sing. When he stops he pulls away slightly and puts his hands on my face and kisses me, and tells me everything is okay, and to not be sad.
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.