“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsolver
Mother. A simple word for such a pivotal role.
We’ve worked with mothers all around the world… skilled artisans carving stone and weaving baskets, entrepreneurial widows inspiring us with their strength and determination, and the candle-makers here in our studio who fled persecution and their beloved homes to build new lives here in the U.S.
What we see most evident is dedication – to improving themselves and their communities, to creating enterprises that can enable everyone involved to thrive, and to raising children to be educated and successful in realizing their dreams.
Money matters, but more often than not, it is not the only priority. From what we’ve observed, it’s also not the highest priority. As best as we can articulate, doing the right thing takes precedence over all else.
As Mother’s Day approaches and we talk about all the moms in our lives and the many women we’ve met in our travels, it’s that dedication and order of priorities that is the common thread. It is incredibly inspiring.
The idea that every day is Mother’s Day resonates because we all recognize the truth in this. Still, it’s nice to pick a special day to recognize and appreciate moms. We make candles handpoured by women who are not only former refugees but also mothers themselves, so of course we think everyone should receive a Prosperity Candle. But whether you give a card, call or a special gift, we hope you’ll take a moment to celebrate the many moms in your life.
If you are of a mind to give a candle, here are our picks for Mother’ Day. Be sure to use gift code MOTHERSDAY5 for $5 off on orders of $25 or more, and order by Sunday, May 7th midnight for delivery for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Picks
1. For The Mom Who Needs A Spa Day: Pamper
All moms need a little time to relax and take care of themselves.
The Angel Face Botanicals is a wonderful combination of salts, herbs and natural essential oils, to soak in a bath.
The fun matchbox bottle makes the process unique because perfection is in the details.
The glow of warm candlelight of our Spring Washi Tea Tin burns for up to 15 hours, customizable in 8 fragrance options.
2. For The Mom Who Loves To Garden: Garden State of Mind
Back to nature, back to earth, feeling renewed.
The Moon Valley Organics soothing lotion bar hydrates and restores skin. Choose from Coconut Lemon or Lavender.
The light of our Liberte Pot burns for up to 25 hours. Once the candle is burned down, you can remove the wick at the bottom and use it to plant a favorite little surprise.
The self-striking strip on the matchbox glass bottle makes it easy to light our beautiful candle!
3. For the New Mom: Replenish Yourself
After long nights, new moms need to replenish themselves.
The Mullein & Sparrow’s Lavender Blossom Body Oil is formulated with the meditative and healing attributes of pure lavender oil from France.
Formulary 55’s Sea Salt & Lavender Sparkling Bath Tablet fizzes when placed in warm water, for pure aromatherapy bliss.
The light of our Washi Tea Tin candle burning for up to 18 hours, customizable in 3 fragrance options.
4. For the Mom To Be: Spring Washi Tin
One of our customer favorites: the Washi Tea Tin candles! Now available in springtime colors to lighten up any room. Made from Japanese washi paper, they’re customizable in 8 fragrances and 3 colors and burns up to 15 hours.
5. For the Mom Who Loves Flowers: Liberte Pot Candles
Because, honestly, who doesn’t? The Liberte Pot Candles are beautiful and fun, perfect for any room. And they look great with a small, flowering plant. Once your candle is burned down, remove the wick at the bottom, and use it to plant your favorite flowers. So perfect to repurpose, because this candle comes with a drainage hole and saucer.
Browse our full Mother’s Day Collection here. Order by Sunday, May 7th by midnight for on-time delivery for Mother’s Day.