About Prosperity Candle

In 2009 three like-minded people got together. Each of us had been working in different places in the world to help lift families out of poverty, but wanted to do something more. What inspired us most was the idea of creating opportunities for women artisans to thrive.

So was born Prosperity Candle, a social enterprise that supports refugees and artisans through candle-making and beautifully crafted vessels easily refilled or repurposed for a lifetime of enjoyment. As we like to say, there's a story behind every candle we pour.

Unique candles designed for good

Every candle is handpoured by a woman artisan building a brighter future for herself and her family using all-natural soy & coconut waxes, pure cotton and wood wicks, and premium fragrances made with essential oils. We never add any dyes or enhancers. 

 

Women refugees pouring fair trade handmade soy blend candles at Prosperity Candle

Today we are 10 people working side-by-side in a sunlit studio on the 3rd floor of a century-old mill building in western Massachusetts, looking out at ridgeline of Mount Tom. We come from different walks of life, yet share a common vision – a world without poverty.

We also share the belief that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere creates a brighter future for all.

That's the short version... curious to know more? Check out the   Full Story!

 

Our Values

We celebrate creativity and quality, support fair trade and ethically made goods, and argue that every product - if made the right way - can help make the world a better place. We don’t like unhealthy stuff in our homes. We love things that are sustainably made and can be reused or repurposed.

We believe that welcoming refugee families and helping them to build new lives lies at the foundation of American values. Or as someone else more eloquently put it, "Welcoming refugees is what this country does best... it's the Statue of Liberty in action."

Most importantly, we believe in contributing to the common good, and in shared prosperity where everyone everywhere has the opportunity to thrive.

Founders of Prosperity Candle, a social enterprise supporting women refugees and artisans, pouring soy blend handmade candles


As a social enterprise, Prosperity Candle’s charter prioritizes public benefit above all else. That means everything we do puts our mission and values first, no matter what. We are a fair trade organization and B-Corp certified for community and environmental sustainability. For 2 years in a row, we've been recognized by B-Lab as a Best for the World small enterprise.

For more about why and how we do things, check out our FAQs page.

 

Candle Lovers

As you might guess, we also love candles. And spending evenings in the warmth of family, friends and candlelight with a nice glass of wine. If you find yourself near Easthampton, stop by the studio to say hello – we’d love to meet you!

Don’t be surprised if our dog Riley does, too.

 

Propserity Candle team photo with women refugees who make fair trade handmade soy blend candles

See more photos in our Photo Gallery

 

Fair trade candles handmade by women artisan refugees B Corp woman owned

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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.

Balsam & Juniper Berry

Wonderfully fresh and seasonally-inspired, this woodland blend of balsam fir, cedarwood and juniper berry radiates the feeling of joy that comes with the holidays. 

Chai Tea

Green tea mixed with a cozy blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and peppermint reminds you of your favorite tea spot. A perennial fall favorite! 

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.

Coastal Seagrass

Clean and aromatic, gentle notes of salty seagrass and ocean water mingle with a hint of sweet coastal air… a blend that will transport you to a faraway shore with calming lapping waves.

Fig & Cedar

An aromatic blend of fresh fig, cedar and oakmoss brightened with grapefruit, lemon zest and a hint of orange. Wonderfully nuanced and just slightly sweet, it’s our new favorite fig scent.

French Lavender & Vanilla

Sweet and refreshing, French lavender and classic vanilla bean are paired to create this deeply comforting and indulgent scent. The perfect balance of two soothing favorites.

Pear & Freesia

Fresh pear mingles with floral notes of freesia and just a touch of patchouli. A joyful fragrance to evoke the freshness of your favorite garden and remind you of the beauty of nature.

Tobacco & Spice 

Dried tobacco leaves blended with teak, cedar and amber with a touch of spice and pimento berry essential oils... a nuanced scent to bring warmth inside.

Tonka & Oud

Wonderfully rich and earthy, tonka beans are paired with oud wood and topped with hints of balsam, rum, amaretto and musk. A restful scent with a captivating twist.

White Tea & Citrus 

An uplifting blend of white tea, bergamot, fig and fresh jasmine combined with a subtle hint of soft sandalwood. This is delightfully light and elegant.

Unscented

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

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