Each of our products helps a woman in need.

Burmese Candles


Inspired by the Burmese women who hand-pour candles here in our studio, each scent in this new series evokes a cherished memory of their Southeast Asian homeland. We’ve paired these rich fragrances with the incredible qualities they have brought with them as refugees seeking to create a brighter future for their families in peace and harmony.

The symbol atop each label is candle’s name handwritten in Burmese, the official language spoken in Burma (Myanmar). The wood wick creates a beautiful light and will transport you to a land far away.

Elegant black glass and a wood wick complete this 8.5 oz soy blend candle which burns about 40 hours.

Scent: Joy – Lime Blossom infused with bergamot and tarragon, a floral scent eliciting a sense of joy

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Wax and Wick:  soy blend candle with wood wick, made with FSC Certified sustainable U.S. wood infused with a 100% natural blend of food-grade linseed and fruit oils. May contain oils from nuts as well.
Fragrance:  essential oil based
Dimensions:  3” W x 3” H
Burn time:  about 40 hours
Container:  glass 
topper that explains each fragrance and protects wax, cello bag with raffia tie.

All our candles are fair trade and made from the finest U.S. ingredients.

Each candle is handmade by a woman refugee creating a new life for herself and her family in the U.S.

Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise founded in 2009 by like-minded people seeking positive change in the world. We operate at the intersection of business and philanthropy, prioritizing purpose over profit to create sustainable impact.Each of us comes from a different walk of life, yet we share a common dream: a world where women have equal opportunity to thrive. We believe investing in women and girls creates a brighter future for all.Prosperity Candle started by supporting women’s entrepreneurship in Iraq to help foster economic independence, particularly for widows. Since then we’ve expanded to working with women’s programs in Haiti and creating living wage jobs for refugees here in the U.S.Every candle your purchase creates a world of good. Plus we are members of the World Fair Trade Organization and GreenAmerica, and are B-Corp certified for social and environmental sustainability.

Each candle is handcrafted with the highest quality ingredients, one at a time.

We hope you will join us in combining light, beauty and purpose to inspire a brighter future for all.

Who you help with your purchase:

In the US:  You are helping refugee women who have been through unthinkable situations.  Each candle is printed with the name of the woman who made your particular candle, and a way to reach out to her.

Also, our shipping department is staffed entirely by women who are in need in the US, women who have had to escape violent situations in their homes.  These women have children who are also benefitting from their mothers being able to care for them while working.