Did You Say Mud? Our Newest Artisan Candles Have a Bit of Grit Behind Their Story

November 19, 2012


Check out our Guancasco Candles, the newest addition to our Artisan Collection. These one-of-a kind clay vessel candles come all the way from the country of Honduras.

The vessels are sculpted by women of the Ciamagul Co-operative, using techniques passed down through generations of women. The women belong to the indigenous Lenca tribe and believe women have a special connection with the earth and are therefore the only ones who can mold it.

Made without paint, the vessels are first sculpted, then layered with mud to create the designs. After they’re fired in a kiln, the unprotected areas turn black and create the bold designs. The final product that is distinctive and delightful . . . especially when you consider the process behind them!

The Guancasco candles are available in single or double wick varieties. And if you really dig (get it? mud? dig?) these vessels, you can pair your candle with a beautifully crafted accessory cup as a gorgeous duo for your desk.

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Fragrance Guide

Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Clementine & Lavender

A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

Desert Cactus & Rose

Deep and earthy, warm oakmoss is infused with light rose petals, water lilies and geranium, with a touch of musk and clove bud to inspire thoughtfulness and rest. 

Fig & Citrus

Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

French Vanilla & Oak

Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

Ginger & Verbena

Fresh ginger mingles with grapefruit and lemon for a bright and refreshing citrus that energizes in a surprisingly soothing way. A wonderfully balanced fragrance that evokes peaceful spring mornings.

Jasmine & Peony Suede 

Delightfully sweet with a floral twist, blossoming peonies mix with jasmine, red apple, rose and gentle suede giving rise to a joyous scent for any occasion.

Orange Blossom & Waterlily

Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver. This is a delightfully elegant, soft floral.

Sea Salt & Lotus 

There is nothing like a fresh ocean breeze... clean and buoyant ocean air with a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose offers a truly uplifting ambiance.

Unscented

Completely fragrance-free.
Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

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