Why We’re Much More Than a Candle

To tell you a little more about what Prosperity Candle is all about, we’ve put together a list of 7 things that make a Prosperity Candle a unique gift.

1) Each candle helps a woman rebuild her life.

We work with women who are from distressed parts of the world who have survived conflict or natural disaster. They are now getting their feet on their ground and rebuilding their lives.

The women we work with come from (or work in) Burma, Haiti, and Iraq. Beyond the candle makers we work with, we also source vessels and gifts from women around the world, including Morocco, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Vietnam, Rwanda, and more.

Each candle we sell helps give them more security and income. The money they earn through Prosperity Candle helps them invest in education, health care and food for their children. No matter which country the women come from, they have a universal dream of giving their children a better future.

Truly a gift that gives back, to you, to the women who make them, and to the future of our world.

2) You can connect directly with the woman who made it.

Every one of our candles includes the name of the woman who made it so you can connect directly with her on our website. Under our “Connect” page you can read her bio, see her picture and send her a message directly.

We’re talking about a global connection here. And the knowledge that you are playing a part in helping a woman rebuild her life!
3) We partner with amazing organizations to bring you unique gifts that do good.

We could focus only on candles and stop there. But why do that when there are so many good causes in the world to team up with? We collaborate with fair trade and socially conscious organizations like Equal Exchange, Numi Tea, Beeline, Divine Chocolate, SERRV International and Arghand to bring you chocolate, coffee, tea, baskets and beauty products. These products are paired with our candles for gifts that are unique and give back two, three or more times!

Why stop with a gift that give back only once, when it can give back to several organizations, making a difference for people all around the world?
4) We donate to good causes.

We have partnered with respected organizations like Women for Women International, World Pulse, UMCOR, and Oxfam America to offer charitable gifts to support their causes. We believe deeply in their work and want to support it, so we have created unique gift sets that include messaging about their mission or products from the countries where they work.

Shopping for a cause has never looked better!
5) We are committed to crafting high quality gifts.

We test our products and those of our partners like crazy. Candles get packed up in boxes and rattled to ensure that they will ensure shipping. We do temperature and burn tests to make sure that they will be long-lasting and clean burning. We invest in all-cotton wicks and clean-burning wax.

We know a lot of people think that buying a gift that does good is not going to result in a high quality gift. We would like to prove that belief wrong!

Our candles are long-lasting and burn beautifully.
6) We keep bringing you fresh products!

Our gifts are all handmade and come from the far reaches of the globe. We want our products to reflect this, so we are always thinking outside the box about what we can do. What can we pour a candle into? An old coffee can? A repurposed glass soda bottle? An ethically sourced soapstone bowl? A Moroccan glass with bold patterns? You bet!

Stay with us. We’ll keep surprising and delighting you!
7) Your gifts will stand out from the crowd.

Looking for something new and exciting for a loved one in your life? A unique social mission and story of impact?

Honor a loved one with a gift with a great story that gives back many times. Your Mom, girlfriend, sister, college friend or colleague will love you for it. Just check out our product reviews!

Prosperity Gifts for Every Mom: A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Need a little help with a Mother’s Day gift this year? We’ve got some great suggestions that will bring a smile to her face in more ways than one! Below are some gifts to suit any mother in your life. She’ll also love that they are all handmade and fair trade!

Want to see some more great gift ideas? Check out our Mothers Day gift Guide board on Pinterest or our Gift Guide for Socially Conscious Moms!

Meditative Moment Singing Bowl & Candle Set
, $58

Enjoy deep relaxation and stress reduction with this Tibetan singing bowl and lemongrass sage tin candle. While embracing the signature tones of the singing bowl, enjoy a sweet smelling candle handpoured by Burmese refugee women. A great way to uplift your self and women around the world!

Peace of Mind at Bath Time
, $60

Complete with everything mom could want to shed the burdens of the day and relax, rejuvenate, and renew her spirit — from the meditative light of a candle to a sip of soothing tea to the silky feel of your own skin after a bath rich with mineral salts!

Random Acts of Wildflowers
, $16

Perfect for the garden, home, and mother! Set includes easy-to-grow wildflowers, soften & restore body lotion, and a pretty little candle in a flowerpot-style votive, handpoured and freshly-scented.

Gem of a Woman Scarf & Candle Set
, $54

The perfect accent to any outfit or room in need of color! Mom will love the handmade cotton scarf from India and the distinctive recycled glass bowl candle handpoured by Burmese refugee women.

Dark Chocolate, Bright Candle
, $24

Sure to be a tasty hit! Delicious fair trade, Equal Exchange chocolate paired with a frosted white votive candle handpoured by Burmese refugee women.

Want to win our new Signature Collection Portrait Jar? All it takes is a Pin!

As we celebrate the change of seasons, blooming of flowers and the warmer weather, we excitedly announce several new products now available in our online store, and just wait, there is more to come! With a great new line of products we couldn’t resist the opportunity to give away one of our newest candles, the Signature Collection Portrait Jar.

The most recent addition to our Signature Collection, these candles celebrate the strength and resilience of all the women we work with. Each candle features a women entrepreneur who’s learned the trade of candle-making and improved her life in the process. We celebrate the women of Afghanistan and Iraq to Haiti and Burmese refugees here in the U.S. and their inspiring journey as they demonstrate their ability to truly thrive!

And of course, they all smell great — the new Portrait Jar is available in Ginger White Tea, Citrus & Teakwood, and Lavender Chamomile.

Want to smell them for yourself and join in our celebration? You can! We’re giving away a Signature Collection Portrait Jar to one lucky winner.

So if you have a Pinterest (and even if you don’t you can create one!), entering’s a breeze: just pin the Signature Collection Jar to any of your boards on Pinterest and tag it with #prosperitycandle.

One lucky random winner will be announced May 10th on our blog!

So Long to Winter Sale!

It’s almost time to say goodbye to grey skies and snowy days. Help us send off winter in style with our So Long to Winter Sale! We’re making room for new products from Egypt, Poland, and Nicaragua, which means 30 great gifts marked down 30%!

Here’s a taste of 4 great products now on sale that’ll be discontinued when the season changes!

Beach Glass Votives, Was $24.00 Now $17.00

This simple frosted votive set is all you need to add elegance to your home or patio. Our Beach Glass set is made from re-purposed wine cooler bottles, textured to feel like the ocean herself created them.

Candles are hand-poured by Burmese women rebuilding their lives in the U.S. after years in refugee camps. Wax is unscented so your indoor or outdoor space remains fragranced by nature and good food.

Marrakech Gold Tea Glass Candle, Was $22.00 Now $16.00

All of our Moroccan tea glasses are ethically sourced. Each Marrakech Gold Tea Glass candle features a beautiful band of color and hand-painted gold accents in a traditional Moroccan pattern. These tea glasses become beautiful hand-poured candles, skillfully created by Burmese refugee women rebuilding their lives in the U.S. But that’s not all, once you’ve thoroughly enjoyed the candle, clean it out and enjoy its second life as a beautiful tea glass!

Recycled Wine Bottles, Was $20.00 Now $14.00

Our re-purposed wine bottles are lightly scented and perfect for your patio, wine and cheese party, or just a summer evening at home. After the candle inside is finished, the bottles take on another life when you clean them out and use them as drinking glasses! These candles make the perfect gift for the environmentalist in your life.

Orangeleaf Soapstone Centerpiece, Was $40.00 Now $30.00

Your table and evening are beautifully illuminated with this hand-carved soapstone vessel in red-orange patina. Not to mention the wonderful aroma of either rose garden or lemon lavender! Our fair trade soapstone vessels are carved by members of the Gusii tribe and finished by artisans in Nairobi. The Candle is hand-poured by Burmese refugee women who have recently resettled in the U.S. and are rebuilding their lives.

Don’t forget to clean out the vessel, and enjoy it once more as place to store jewelry or trinkets.

Holiday forgetfulness? No need to fret, a gift certificate is instant

With all the stress and craziness of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about a coffee date, a few ingredients for that Christmas cookie recipe you were planning to make, or a friend/neighbor/coworker who didn’t make your gift list. Sure, you could make a frantic mall run for a last-minute gift, but why not gift a little bit better?

Here are our three big reasons why you should give a Prosperity Candle gift certificate this holiday season:

1. It’s instant. Our gift certificates are electronic so they are immediately delivered via email to the recipient after your purchase is made. If you need a last minute, but still meaningful gift, this is the perfect option.

2. It allows the recipient to choose their perfect gift. It may seem close to impossible to figure out what to get everyone on your list. With a Prosperity Candle gift certificate, recipients can choose the scent, style, or country of origin that most appeals to them.

3. Impact is intact. Like all of our candles and gifts, our gift certificates are a vehicle for social change. By giving a gift that gives back, you are helping us achieve our vision of spreading light and hope into distressed parts of the world.

So, are you convinced?

9 Last Minute Rockstar Gifts Under $50!

9 Last Minute Rockstar Gifts Under 50

Looking for a few last minute gifts the week before Christmas? We’ve got you covered. Check out our top nine ideas for last minute gifts that give back under $50, from travel tins to gift sets to artisan candles! Be a gift giving rockstar this holiday. Remember, place your order before midnight on Wednesday, December 19th for guaranteed in-time-for-Christmas delivery!

1. Wise Owl Ornament & Votive, $26
This owl ornament (carved & painted in Peru) is so adorable, it’ll be added to the tree the moment it’s unwrapped!

2. A Good Long Soak Bath Set, $46
Everything she needs for a relaxing bath, nestled in a gorgeous basket made by Rwandan women!

3. Cheer & Change, $19
Christmas tree-shaped chocolates the whole family can enjoy by the light of your candle.

4. Your Good Fortune Spa Set, $42
A socially conscious way to pamper your loved ones this winter.

5. Recycled Beer Bottle Candle, $18
One of our most unexpected vessels. Cheers to giving gifts that are good for the environment!

6. Shimmering Stones Bracelets & Votive, $34
A beautiful set of glass bead bracelets handmade in India destined to become her favorite accessory.

7. Eva Handpainted Bowl Candle, $24
Our popular handpainted bowl candles from Kashmir are now available in red and turquoise!

8. Peace Prosperity & Opportunity Travel Tin, $15
Three wicks means triple the glow in this lightweight travel tin candle.

9. Red Blossom Meets Rooibos Tea Set, $40
Beautiful ceramics from Vietnam and warm, fragrant African rooibos tea from Numi Tea are a perfect pair.

The last sleigh leaves at midnight, December 19th!

It’s December 12th, and Christmas is less than two weeks away. The good news? There’s still plenty of time to shop for candles and gifts that give back to women! We’re delivering in time for Christmas up until midnight on Wednesday, December 19th.

After that, we’ll be offering one last in-time-for-Christmas offer: a flat rate of $58 for expedited shipping, anywhere in the United States, through December 21st.

This has been a public service announcement from your friends at Prosperity Candle. 🙂

Four Meaningful Gift Ideas for Every Holiday Hostess

We recently shared our 5 Steps to Choosing a Meaningful Holiday Hostess Gift and, if we may be so bold, we think our gift sets and candles fit each consideration! Here are a few of our favorite suggestions for your holiday party hostess:

1. For the hostess who treasures ornamental keepsakes, our Recycled Sari Star Ornament and Votive or Rwandan Basket Ornament and Votive are absolutely perfect. She can use the candle any time and still have an ornament to display for years to come.

2. For the hostess whose generosity often forgets herself, we suggest the Divine Chocolate by Candlelight, or the Pamper Her Silly Gift Set. With either selection, after all the guests have gone home, your hostess can take a well-deserved moment to herself!

3. For a classic and useful, thoughtful and empowering gift, we love our Signature Collection Boutique Jar Candle. Available in three scent options, this is a great choice for the hostess who loves an elegant simple gift, or for the hostess you may not know very well yet!

4. For the hostess who appreciates the fine crafting of an artisan, our Balance and Harmony Bowl is a great fit. With the hand-poured candle inside the reusable, unique glazed pottery bowl crafted by Ede Walker, this gift is useful twice over and sure to please.

Remember that the wonderful hostess who put together a generous meal or delightful holiday party has put a great deal of time and effort into trying to make you feel welcomed and appreciated in her home. Do your best to return the compliment with some consideration and time spent on choosing her meaningful hostess gift. Make the thought count and give better with your hostess present this holiday season!

UMCOR, Equal Exchange, Serrv, & Prosperity Candle: Giving Back Even More!

Right in time for the holidays, we’re proud to premiere three new gift sets that give back a little bit extra — a 10% donation to UMCOR! The United Methodist Committee on Relief has been a wonderful partner for Prosperity Candle, and now we’re showcasing three fair trade sets featuring delicious Equal Exchange goodies, beautiful Serrv housewares, and — of course — Prosperity candles!

Holiday Cheer, $24 Bring a smile to someone’s face with this trio of global goodness. We think that Equal Exchange’s Chocolate Caramel Crunch bar is a perfectly sweet way to celebrate the season, especially when you pair it with a handcrafted crackle-glass ornament. Light your UMCOR soy-blend travel tin candle, and you’ll be well on your way to a holiday that is both merry and bright.
A Peaceful Moment, $30 At the end of a long day, take time for a peaceful moment with this fair trade gift set. Fill your oversized (16 ounces!) wood-fired ceramic mug with soothing, organic Equal Exchange chamomile tea. Light your UMCOR soy-blend travel tin candle as you sip your tea and enjoy your meditative moment.
Start the Day Right, $39 Start your day right with Hope’s Blend Coffee from Equal Exchange in a handcrafted mug from SERRV. Fill your oversized (16 ounces!) wood-fired ceramic mug, light your UMCOR soy-blend travel tin candle, and take a moment to yourself before the hustle and bustle of the day begins!

Starting tomorrow: 12 days of candles!

Tomorrow is December 1st. The start of a new month, the real kickoff to the holiday season . . . and the beginning of our 12 Days of Candles!

From December 1st to December 12th, we’ll be featuring one fabulous product each day on Facebook and Twitter. And for that day only, we’ll be offering that candle or gift at a special price!

No codes or coupons, just a great gift that gives back at an even greater price. Combating mindless materialism with meaningful gifts that support women (while saving money at the same time) — it’s our recipe for a very merry holiday.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get in on all 12 days.

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