Technique: Candle Making
THE TECHNIQUE : CANDLES
The women of Prosperity Candle are entrepreneurs who have recently resettled from refugee camps here in the United States. Each candle is handmade in Massachusetts by a single artisan from start to finish.
The artisan hand-pours the wax, which is a clean-burning mixture of GMO-free, Kosher-certified, American-grown soy and U.S. food-grade paraffin. The artisan uses a carefully crafted mixture of essential oils to create the perfect scent, and finishes the candle with a 100% cotton wick. Every candle is vegan and is created without dyes or enhancers. Finally, the artisan packages the candle and signs her name on the bottom.
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Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise based in the United States that invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty. Candles are the focus of this enterprise because candle making is a business a woman can start and expand in the safety of her own home with local materials, a critical element at times of unrest. This has been the goal of Prosperity Candle since the beginning: to enable women to escape poverty and conflict around the world through entrepreneurship. Every candle purchased helps provide a living wage for the women of Prosperity, who have recently resettled from refugee camps and are working to build a brighter future for themselves and their families in the United States.