Shaped first by nature, these hand-carved and polished tealight holders are made from the riverstone of Leogane, Haiti, and support Haitian artisans. Place the riverstone tealight on the mantle, at the center of your table, or bath side to create a wonderfully peaceful ambiance...from 100% Haitian beeswax. A beautiful and meaningful gift for someone special - including yourself.
Each Riverstone Tealight creates opportunity for Haitian women to thrive and arrives with 4 unscented beeswax tealights handpoured by the women of Fanm Limye, the candle enterprise supported by our sister nonprofit, Prosperity Catalyst. To send as a gift, simply add your message in the cart and we'll include a card.
Vessel: riverstone from Leogane , just west of Haiti's capital and the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake. Leogane has a rich and artistic culture dating back centuries. Each riverstone ranges from 2" W x 1" H to over 3" W x 2" H. We've done our best to divide them into light and dark colors, but nature is delightfully varied!
Burn time: each of the 4 tealights burns up to 3 hours
Fragrance: none added (only the mild scent of natural beeswax)
Wax & Wick: 100% pure Haitian beeswax with cotton wick (never any dyes or enhancers)
Gift Box: arrives in a cotton drawstring bag with a story card
Designed to accommodate any tealight. When the included candles burn down, simply replace them with any tealight purchased in your local stores.
Haiti- Since 2012, our sister nonprofit Prosperity Catalyst has been supporting women artisans in Haiti. Together we have traveled all over the country to work with beekeepers, bottle recyclers, metal and stone artisans, and entrepreneurial women to create unique handmade candles. But our love of Haitian people began a decade earlier during trips to support artisans working in every medium, from papier-mâché in Jacmel to jewelry in Cité Soleil. Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti harder than anywhere else, including Petit-Goâve where many of our beekeepers live. Every purchase from the Haiti Collection helps families in Petit-Goâve and around Port-au-Prince rebuild, and creates opportunities for Haitian women to thrive. For more information, visit Prosperity Catalyst in Haiti.
Handmade - Each candle is individually poured by the women of Fanm Limye, the candle enterprise supported by our sister nonprofit, Prosperity Catalyst. Artisans collect the multi-colored stones from Leogane, Haiti, and carefully carve a space for a tealight holder, as well as a small heart on the bottom indicating their love for Haiti.
Sustainable - Prosperity Candle is a certified B-Corp, recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World.
Ethically Made - We are passionate advocates for ethically made goods and support the fair trade principles of gender equity, respect for the environment, and living wages in our studio.
Designed for Good - As a social enterprise that prioritizes positive impact over all else, everything we do helps create opportunities for women artisans to thrive. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere creates a brighter future for all.