Candles are a common addition to many homes, and they’re an even more common feature during the darker, colder winter months. Studies show that candles are in 7 out of 10 American homes and that 76% of Americans purchase candles as gifts for the holidays, housewarming parties, birthdays, and to say “thank you.” But there’s a downside to many of the candles available on the market: poor quality, synthetic materials, and lacking something truly special about them.

Most candles are made using paraffin wax, which releases toxins found in diesel fumes when heated. The two most common are benzene and toluene, which are both known carcinogens. Many candles also use artificial coloring and scent, which can pollute the air in your home as the candle burns. For these reasons alone, choosing a higher quality candle made from pure ingredients is a smart decision.

But what if a candle could be so much more than that?

Candles that Make a Difference

At A Makers’ Studio, we recently launched our new line of RE•NEW•ALL candles. Each hand poured candle is made from natural soy wax with a cotton wick and scented with essential oils. These candles also do something very special: help sex trafficking victims.

Globally, an estimated 25 million people and children are victims of human trafficking and about 50% are sexually exploited. Women are especially impacted by trafficking – they account for nearly 70% of all trafficking victims. Some, thankfully, are lucky enough to escape and pursue a better life for themselves.

As these women escape sex trafficking and attempt to rebuild their lives, however, one of the most difficult elements of that journey can be finding meaningful, gainful employment. At A Makers’ Studio, we believe that it shouldn’t be that way. That’s why we work with women who are ready to begin this new chapter in their lives and train them to become artisanal candle makers. By purchasing RE•NEW•ALL candles, you’re also giving restoration to women who have escaped sex trafficking.

RE•NEW•ALL candles feature natural soy wax and a cotton wick. Each one is hand poured in Memphis, Tennessee, and signed by the woman who is being rescued and restored by your purchase. These candles also feature amazing, clean scents, including Chestnut and Clove, Lemongrass Sandalwood, Pomegranate and Fig, and Citrus Basil. Ready to make your home cozier in the cold winter months and make a difference in the world with your purchase? Find your favorite RE•NEW•ALL candle here or purchase the exclusive RE•NEW•ALL Candle Bundle to mix and match six of your favorite scents!

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