These coconut candles are hand-poured and hand-sanded by women refugees who have resettled in the United States. Each is truly one of a kind.
Hand-carved real coconut shells are meticulously sanded by artisans, then painted with metallic color finishes to create a radiant jewel tone effect. Beautiful on a shelf, they are truly stunning when lit.
Each arrives with a brushed aluminum stand in a round gift box with story card about the woman artisan who made the candle inside. The shape of each Coco Shine is unique, varying in diameter from 5″ to 6″.Once the candle is used up, the candles can be washed and used as beautiful decorative bowls.
Wax: soy blend candle with 3 cotton wicks
Fragrance: essential oil based:
Orange Blossom – Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily and iris flowers above a base note of vetiver to create this delightfully elegant floral.
Blue Fir and Spice – Fragrant blue fir needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice.
Lime and Basil – Zesty lime infused with peppery basil and aromatic white thyme offers a refreshing twist on a classic citrus.
Dimensions: shape and sizes vary with each coconut, 5-6″ diameter x 2-2.5″ height
Burn time: about 20-25 hours with all 3 wicks burning
Container: real coconut shell, hand-carved and finished, can be cleaned and repurposed as decorative bowl (not food or dishwasher safe)
Packaging: round gift box with metal stand, candle in clear cello bag with raffia tie (to keep wax clean), and story cards of the women candle-makers
All of our candles are fair trade and made from the finest U.S. ingredients.
Each is hand-poured 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.
Lime & Basil – Blue, Blue Fir & Spice – Red, Orange Blossom – Amber