I don’t know about you, but my bedroom is my sanctuary and after a long day of work there is nothing better than to come home to rest in a well-lit space with a cozy ambiance. My biggest trick in making my room feel warm and inviting is lighting candles. I love the way the light plays on the wall, the aroma, and the calming effect it has. As an added bonus, a candle can even be used as décor! A great way to use a scented candle is as a centerpiece. Put the candle in the middle, throw some pinecones around it, maybe some decorative leaves, and call it a day! And autumn is the perfect candle season. It’s basically begging for candles to be lit everywhere. That’s why when we were curating this season, we knew we had to include a candle with the fall scent: pumpkin chai.
We were delighted when we found Bright Endeavors and the lovely candles that they make! They are a social enterprise dedicated to helping young single mothers, between the ages of 16-24, in Chicago rise above poverty through their paid job training program. Often times these mothers have come from backgrounds of abuse, neglect, or homelessness; their mothers were teenage moms and they don't receive a lot of support. Bright Endeavors is teaching these powerful women to craft exceptional soy candles in a professional and supportive environment. They focus on teaching executive function skills, job readiness training, financial literacy coaching, and secondary education goals. These essential skills help the mothers, once the program has ended, to find full-time employment where they can reach their goals and provide for their families. What a mission!
Once you open the Pumpkin Chai candle, you’ll be greeted with the heavenly scent of autumn without it being too overwhelming. We suggest lighting it for two-three hours, just enough time to trick everyone that you live in a coffeeshop. ;) On the bottom of your candle, you’ll be able to see the name of the young mother that made it. You’ll be reminded of how she wants to provide a better life for her child/children, how they are rising above their circumstances, and how much pride went into creating that candle. Suddenly, lighting a candle is not just a way to create a cozy space, but it’s transforming and empowering a family.
You have the power to create more of these life-changing experiences by purchasing the Fall Box. Order now and use code: CHANGE to receive $10 dollars off your first box!