Discover Our Secret Finds

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“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

We love Rumi. Born in 1207, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, scholar, theologian and mystic. That’s quite a list, which truthfully we have never studied. But we love his quotes, notably this one:

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” In other words, pursue your passions, follow your dreams, and do good work. That’s our interpretation, and with Prosperity Candle – its mission and unique designs – we feel we are following his advice to the letter.

But locating a particular beauty on our website is sometimes a challenge, as a number of friends have pointed out. We’re working on it… by June we hope to have a whole new look that will be much improved, making it easier to get to what you’re searching for.

In the meantime, just for fun, we thought we’d help you discover candles that seem hidden from view… a few secret finds. And that is how we arrived at another favorite Rumi quote:  “What you seek is seeking you.”

Whether you are in fact seeking something hidden, or are just curious, here is our shortlist of Secret Finds.

Secret Finds #1. Moroccan Canister Candle

With this secret find, it’s like Summer is already here! 

This very long-burning candle – 20 oz of soy blend that burns 90 hours! – has made it to our Secret Finds list. It’s a pastiche of patterns in a vibrant lime green, a wooden top and a distinctly Moroccan flavor. The perfect touch for kitchen, bathroom or patio decor.

Customizable in 11 fragrance options and 4 levels of scent strength, this will be your best kept aroma therapy secret. Now available at $21 for a limited time (original price $28). 

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Secret Finds #2. Cannes Trio

These adorable votives are sold as a set of three, a great value and Secret Find… imagine having a hot candlelit bath on a cold night or creating that same ambiance in your bedroom. Any room, actually!

Each Cannes Trio votive is 2.5 oz and burns 12 hours. Customizable in 11 fragrance options and 4 levels of scent strength, for $46 (about $15 each) you’ll enjoy the light of three wicks in one go. 

 

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Secret Finds #3. Shikoku Sake Set

Crafted by ceramic artisans in Japan, this boxed set of 6 sake cups creates a dazzlingly beautiful display of candlelight. Each vessel is unique in its color and pattern, adding a zen ambiance to your home. Each burns about 8 hours and the cups are easily cleaned when candles are finished – dishwasher and microwave safe – so get ready for a sushi night with sake or tea in these gorgeous vessels!

Limited quantities available, made to order, the time is now. Customizable in 9 fall fragrance options and 4 levels of scent strength, for $60 this multi-purpose-reusable-zen candle set is yours. 

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As always, we support women artisans – in style. Browse our Top Picks here!

And don’t forget to send us some love on Instagram!

Do you have one of our candles at home? Share your best shots and tag @prosperitycandle to be featured. Let’s be consciously good, together.

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It’s a Summertime Essential!

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“The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.”

They say a good story will make memories to last a lifetime. With summer well underway and temperatures high, we’re celebrating the warmest season of the year. It’s a great feeling knowing that each candle purchase makes the women artisans here part of your summer journeys.

One aspect of Prosperity Candle’s mission is to provide inspiration – no matter where the next adventure may take you. It is this idea that motivated us to create the first Travel Tin Quote Candle… and we’ve been adding to the collection ever since. Whether you’re planning a staycation or beach getaway, travel candles are a summertime essential. Inspired by summer colors, each is hand-poured by women artisans and comes with a quote from a celebrated woman we admire. To us, summer means brightening lives and having fun while creating meaningful impact around the world.

In fact, we’d like to brighten up your summer plans! That’s why we’re giving away Summer Inspiration Quote candles to the first 100 people who order a Prosperity Candle. Browse our candle collections and order anything from our website to receive a complimentary travel candle!

And keeping in the same spirit, we’d like to share 3 fun ways to enjoy our candles.

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Summer Beauty

What’s better than feeling beautiful inside and out? We strive to create uniquely beautiful designs and social impact, nourishing both the mind and the soul. This brings endless joy because we know every candle purchase helps women artisans thrive. And once feeling joyful, you know how beauty radiates from within… which reminds us of a wonderful quote by the famous poet, Rumi: “Don’t be fooled by my beauty. The light of my face comes from the candle of my spirit.”

And check this out – what better way to store beauty essentials than repurposing a beautiful vessel as a makeup or jewelry holder when the candle is done? We call that glowing summer beauty all year round!

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Summer gardening

We all know summertime is the best time to garden, which means enjoying our favorite flowers. And as you can tell, we absolutely love the idea of repurposing vessels after a candle has burned down – it means long-lasting enjoyment plus reduced environmental impact.

Our playful garden candles come with a saucer, drainage hole and a set of wildflower seeds from our friends at Garden Collage. Isn’t that cool? This yellow Retro Pot candle goes perfectly with our Ocean Breeze or Lime & Basil fragrances as dig into summer gardening this year…

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Summer sleep

Getting sound sleep every night is no small feat. We loved hearing Arianna Huffington’s sleeping ritual with candles at Bay Path’s Women’s Leadership Conference last April. As she explains in her book, The Sleep Revolution, we’re in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis. Made with essential oils, our candle fragrances are designed to create an atmosphere of calm, relaxation and well-being, and are never overpowering. Perfect for your getting-ready-for-bed ritual.

Make sure to get your summer sleep with our popular Chamomile Sage scented candles (and of course, remember to never fall asleep with a candle still lit!).

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Free Summer Travel Candle

Eager to receive your summertime gift? Simply visit our website and purchase any candle to receive your free Summer Travel Tin. Use the gift code FreeSummerCandle at check-out. We’ll make sure to send a summer candle your way! Applies to first 100 orders.

Cheers to a wonderful summer!

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From Haiti To Haiti, With Determination

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On January 12th, 2010 a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, taking 230,000 lives, injuring 300,000 and displacing over 1.5 million. Six years later, families and the country are still struggling to recover.

Here at Prosperity Candle, and for the thousands of people who have volunteered to save and help rebuild lives there, the devastation that befell this Caribbean country just a few hours’ flight from Miami is much more than images. We’ve worked in Haiti both before and after the earthquake.

So when Prosperity Candle was ready to expand to a new country to support women artisans and entrepreneurs, we knew it would be Haiti. Beyond donations, we wanted to reach out to help Haitians build a brighter future in the way our social enterprise was created to do. Together with our sister nonprofit, Prosperity Catalyst, we went there and invested in a women-owned candle enterprise.

Three years later, we are continuing that effort with something new and entirely unique.

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Concrete candle holders made with rubble from the 2010 earthquake, symbolizing light from darkness and a brighter future ahead. Designed and individually handcrafted in partnership with Stone Soup Concrete, 10% of proceeds are donated to support women entrepreneurs and civic leaders in Haiti.

But today  through January 12, 2016 we are donating 100% of the proceeds.

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Already these candles reside in homes from London to LA, given as unique and meaningful gifts this past holiday. The response has been incredible. Each begins with blocks of concrete we handle with deep awareness of the lives lost, and even deeper determination to help those still in need.

Turning these blocks into smooth candle holders is a slow process done entirely by hand from start to finish. No two pieces are exactly the same depending on the material we receive. Each arrives with a story card and matchbox with inspirational quote. You can view the Haiti Rubble Series in our Limited Edition Collection.

For wholesale inquiries, please visit the Haiti Rubble Series on our wholesale site.

If you are interested in supporting Haitian women more directly, we encourage you to visit Prosperity Catalyst, a Boston-based nonprofit that incubates and launches women-led businesses in distressed regions, creating opportunities for women to achieve economic empowerment. Its vision is a world where all women have the opportunity, capacity and support to become powerful catalysts for social and economic change.

Thank you. Together we can – and will – create a brighter future for all.

Contest! What Makes Your Mom Unique?

Mother's Day Contest

Someone once said every day is Mom’s Day. It’s true. But it’s still nice to recognize all your mom has done on one day in particular. This year, it’s Sunday, May 10th.

In celebration, we’re holding a contest with the chance to thank your mom in a very special way… 2 custom candles of your own design. One for her, one for you!

Simply join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest and tell us why your mom is unique. Be sure to include the hashtag #BecauseOfYouMom in your post, tweet, comment or photo. We’ll announce a winner on Thursday, April 30th.

Good luck – we hope you win 2 unique candles!

If you haven’t checked out our new Design Your Own Candle feature yet, it’s really cool. It makes the perfect Mother’s Day, birthday, any-day gift.

Over 4,000 possible combinations of beautiful vessels, wonderful fragrances, and 3 scent levels. You get to choose… and we’ll make it, just for you. Because your home is unique, and every room has a purpose, an aesthetic, an ambiance. Now you can create a candle for each one, exactly as you like.

All our candles are soy blend with cotton wicks. No dyes, no enhancers. Just a clean burning candle, individually handmade by a woman artisan and supporting equal opportunity around the world. Fair trade, too!

Be sure to order by May 1 for Mother’s Day as it takes a few days to make custom candles.

Contest Eligibility

No purchase necessary to enter or win this contest. One (1) contest entry per person. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States. Void where prohibited. Entries on all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) will be considered valid, and all entries must have a current e-mail address to be eligible (we’ll contact you by email for your design and shipping information).

Prosperity Candle never shares or sells your address or personal information.

Candles Should Be As Unique As You Are

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You have a certain style, an aesthetic that belongs solely to you. We all do. We’re influenced by many people and places, but we each combine those inspirations in a unique way. It’s part of what makes you, you.

Here in our studio, we delight in discovering new vessels and fragrances to create unique candles, handmade by women artisans. Every so often, we gather around a wooden table in western Massachusetts (a rickety dining table, actually) and share our inspirations. We unwrap and tell stories about where we found each vessel and who made it.

It’s the most creative part of what we do, and we love it.

Then comes the hard part. We can’t make all these wonderful new candles… there are too many for our shelves and budget. So we have to choose. That isn’t as fun because it feels so limiting.

Then it dawned on us. Why make the candles in advance? Why make that choice for you? In an instant we envisioned people creating candles that match their own unique style, with a large selection of options to choose from. Wow!

Imagine designing a candle for every purpose, every room, every aesthetic, every mood. The perfect candle, every time.

Welcome to Design Your Own Candle. Over 60 vessels and 24 fragrances that will change and expand every month, soon every week. Plus 3 scent strength levels, so you can even choose the amount of fragrance.

From over 4,000 possibilities, we’ll make one candle, exactly how you like it.

Still handmade by a woman artisan, still supporting women’s entrepreneurship to create a brighter future for all. We’re the same small enterprise changing lives and prioritizing social good above all else. Just doing it in a cool new way.

So go ahead, let your individuality shine! Exclusively from Prosperity Candle.

Adding an Artisan Touch to Perfect Interiors

I’ve been spending an exuberant amount of time on Pinterest admiring all of the beautiful interior design photos lately. So, I thought I’d make use of all that time by pairing some of our candles with my favorite rooms. While putting these pictures together, I realized that our candles fit pretty much any style!

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Our Splash Recycled Glass Candle matches the colors of this adventurous & purple dining area perfectly.

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The Silver Surprise Wave Bowl candle pairs nicely with this modern yet earthy living room.

 

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Our Peaceful LIght Recycled Glass Candle is a simple , but elegant addition to this classic chic kitchen.

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Our classic Prosperity Pillar was practically made to fit with this bedroom set and it’s rich purple tones.

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These repurposed Dry Soda Bottle candles add a fun & quirky touch to this beautiful outdoor dining area.

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These hand-painted Red Blossom Bowls are a fun addition to this colorful and fun living room.