Beautiful Art Inspired Himalayan Candles are handcrafted in India, in the shadows of the Himalayan Mountains
It was the aroma from the candles that drew us in at the booth in the Atlanta Market. We were impressed with the containers; how their understated elegance stood out, but then one after one, we picked them up and said to each other, “Ooo, smell this one!”, and “Oh, this is my favorite!” We didn’t purchase them at first, after all, candles are plentiful at market, so it truly takes something original to stand out. Later in the evening, though, we both remembered these candles among the sea of possibilities. Later in the market visit, we sought them out for another look.
This time, we noticed every detail. How they were hand poured in Georgia, and each container was handmade. How the company was born in a household kitchen and grew into a small business. And most of all, how owner Julia Leaphart returned to her India roots to employ several people in a poor village nestled at the base of the Himalayan mountains, thus the name.
We strive to find beautiful items to include in our store, and we expecially try to find things that are unique. By unique, we mean a product that you not only think is beautiful, but something that you can actually feel good about. Julia has returned to a village in India, and employed people who handcraft the containers for a livlihood; people who might otherwise be in a very uncomfortable situation. I admire anyone who finds creative ways to create while helping someone in the process.
Once the containers arrive in Georgia, the candles are handpoured by Julia and two employees. This is definately NOT your mass-produced, run of the mill candle. We could talk about how gorgeous they are or how wonderful the aromas are, but we think you have to smell them for yourselves to appreciate just how intoxicating they truly are.