I like sharing finds with you, and first saw these wonderful candles over at Pioneer Woman’s site. They’re from Jimmy Belasco, whose company goal is “to make the most fragrant candles on the planet, using the finest ingredients on the planet”. But Jimmy’s goal in life, he says, is to give away far more than he ever takes. So from the online store orders, he donates $5 to a charity of your choice for every candle purchased. There are eleven different charities from which to choose.
You also get to choose your own sleeve-packaging, which is pretty fun because the designs are very interesting. The candles aren’t cheap, but right now a few of them are on sale. The sale items include Love, Sexe and Pom Passion. Sexe is apparently their biggest seller. So of course I had to try that one, especially after I saw the description (below).
Spelled the way of the French, this love potion created from the notes of amber, cocoa bean, myrrh, blood orange, plumeria, sandalwood and ylang ylang will get the blood boiling and create the perfect background for a night (and or day) of absolute passion!
Sounds fun to me. It’s a beautiful scent with its combination of all those ingredients. It’s very difficult to describe it, however. I also purchased Pom Passion, which I like but not nearly as much as the first one I mentioned.
And speaking of donating to charities, Glassbaby is another wonderful place to visit. The one that I own, pictured below, was given to me by a friend. I’d never heard of the company before this and was pleased to know that part of the proceeds go towards cancer patients.
Owner Lee Rhodes began to blow glass in 2001 and today her collection includes 70 different colors of the same beautifully simple shape. Check out this description of her product, as written by her 12 year old son, who gave her his words as a present early one Christmas morning:
A glassbaby is physically a small, colored, glass cup, candleholder, or vase. But the light of a candle coming through a glassbaby generates more; it gives warmth to a cold day, a calm token of peace in the busy world.
Over the holidays alone last year, more than $70,000 was used to benefit cancer patients and other community causes.
Oh, and just so you know, I make no profit from any of the companies I mention here on my blog. I simply enjoy the products and love sharing them with you.
I would also like you to know that I watered the plants today. After yesterday’s post, I didn’t want you to think I was a monster.
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And because it’s Friday and I love Q&A’s, here are a few simple questions for you:
1. Do you use candles at home?
2. Do you have houseplants?
3. When was the last time you went out on a “date” with someone?
4. Coffee or Tea?
5. Any plans for the weekend?
Thanks for coming by. See you in the comments, my friends . . .