Monday, February 13, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips from Bright Endeavors: Time to Freshen Up

Few rites of spring are more satisfying that the seasonal spruce up, offering us an opportunity to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, and make our homes clean, happy places.  This year, set the germs packing and freshen your home with light and love.
Create the perfect atmosphere with Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise that is lighting the way out of poverty for young moms with their flagship signature glass candles ($24.99) candles.  Packaged in compostable boxes and made from recycled glass and clean-burning soy wax, these candles are packed with uplifting fragrances to brighten and freshen your home: 
  • Lime Lemongrass: Zesty key lime complemented by refreshing lemongrass and undertones of creamy coconut and yuzu to calm the senses, relieve stress, and boost your immune system.
  • Sandalwood Patchouli: Light, Cypre Sandalwood accompanies a complex, minty patchouli incense to enliven courage and strength.
  • Water Lily: Bright, floral lotus topnotes layered on a springy, freshwater base to alleviate negative energy and soothe seasonal allergies.
Bright Endeavors helps adolescent moms through their paid job training program.  Each candle is handcrafted and signed by participants on a path towards professional success, and one hundred percent of the proceeds go to participants who are not only learning job skills to gain independence and raise their families, but make a difference in their communities and shape the future.

My Thoughts 
 I've always loved burning candles.  For me, they are more than simply a way to make my house smell pretty. I love gazing into the flame and feeling the power of the element of fire.  I use candles for meditation just as much as I use them home decor.  The spring line from Bright Endeavors is a great addition to my collection. These scents are made using an eclectic mix of soy and essential oils  to infuse your home with a complex and intriguing fragrance. They come in a unique scents and pretty displays. 

I was able to test out the Sandalwood and Patchouli blend.  It's a nice earthy scent that fills the house with fragrance.   It's poured into a pretty glass tumblers that will be easy to re-purpose after the wax burns out. I've been burning this candle for several hours over the last few days, and I've barely made a dent in  it. They are long lasting, burn evenly, and smell amazing.  There is  no black soot left behind when you blow out the flame, and the beautiful containers help them blend in well with any home decor.
Of course, a high quality candle is only part of the package. In addition to getting a wonderful candle, you're also helping young moms get on the path to success. Each candle is handmade by a women looking to better her life. She even signs the bottom of the  box to give it an extra personal touch. This is a great idea and an awesome gift idea for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Easter, or Mothers's Day because you'll be giving two gifts--one to the receiver of the candle, and one to the woman you're helping. To learn more about  Bright Endeavors candles and all their fabulous scents, be sure to visit their website.