Scents of Purpose The Wearable Candle was born out of the necessity to help others. Our family relocated to California three years ago from the East Coast. While driving through the downtown area known as Skid Row, we were overwhelmed by the large number of people living on the street. We were shocked and horrified to see mothers and children holding up signs that pleaded for work or money so they could buy food .After settling into our new lives in Malibu,we were haunted by these the images we had seen downtown. Coming from the east coast, we were no strangers to the homeless problem in New York but Los Angeles's numbers were beyond anything we had anything we had seen.
Here we were 35 miles away surrounded by abundance and luxury while people were going to bed hungry every night. I had to do something. The State of California was desperately trying to house and feed these people, but the economic situation made it impossible to help everyone. Against my friends concerns, I just decided one day to buy lots of food, cook it and drive it downtown myself. The first week,we served about 50 people the and within a year, we were serving more than 350 people! I went to local grocery stores to ask for donations and was told the same thing over and over: "We're sorry but the economy is too bad right now". The cost became a financial dilemma for us. Turning away hungry people was upsetting and giving up was not an option so I needed a solution. One morning I got down on my knees and prayed for guidance. The answer I received was to start a candle company to support this cause .
Never having made a candle in my life,I set out to educate myself on the process of making them.What I learned during my research is many of the chemicals used to manufacture candles are not organic. A few weeks before I had seen a news report talking about how most candles and incense are extremely toxic. Being a mother, a pet owner and a candle lover this was in the forefront of my creative process in developing Scents Of Purpose. My goal was to create a candle of the highest quality,100% organic,non-toxic, eco friendly that I could burn in confidence and so safe it could even be used as a body cream. After months of research and development, I finally created a product of the highest quality that I would be able put my name on.
We donate a portion of each candle sale to a couple of different causes: the Skid Row Project ,Promises Foundation, and Animal Rescue .
Scents of Purpose is an eco-friendly company, and by purchasing our products you are not only helping others in need but helping our planet.