Kids & Family: 10 Hand Dipped Small Candles $8

Rebecca Boardman

This set of 10 hand-dipped candles are made by the Q’eqchi people of the Guatemalan cloud forests. Each small candle burns for approximately 1-1 1/2 hours and come in assorted colors. Candles smell faintly of bayberry. What a lovely gift, especially when paired with our Blushing Angel Terracotta Candle holder ! This is a handmade, Fair Trade item.

  • 6″L x 1/2″ at Base
  • Assorted Candle Colors
  • Handmade
The candles are made by Q’eqchi women in the workshops of Proyecto Eco Quetzal, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing environmental and social issues in rural Guatemala. The candles are made from the seed of the Arrayan tree, a native of the cloud forests of Guatemala. The waxy seeds provide a natural alternative to synthetic candle making products. The seeds are collected and heated into wax by indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi women. This activity provides their families with an alternative source of income to support their subsitence farming. The income is also good for the cloud forest. With outside income they are less inclined to slash and burn the forest to grow crops.