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

Our sketches showing Prosperity Candle values for fair trade soy blend candles handmade by women artisans

 

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 7-10 people at a time 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.

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

 

Prosperity Candle certifications include World Fair Trade Organization WFTO and B Corp Best for the World B-Corp

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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.

Blue Fir & Spice 

Wonderfully fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea

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

Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being that everyone loves.

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.

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.

Ocean Breeze

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.

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.

Peppermint Drop

Just slightly sweet, this blend of crisp peppermint leaves followed by notes of fresh mint leaves will radiate the season’s joy.

Sandalwood & Oakmoss

The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent – a perennial favorite.

Unscented

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

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