We totally agree.
They were bad for the environment, scented with chemicals, too expensive to light every day and...let's face it...they just didn't last very long.
So we spent a year in our kitchen laboratory testing hundreds of recipes and formulas to create the kind of candles we had been longing for.
We ditched the wax, replacing it with organic, plant based, skin nourishing oils. We ditched the synthetic, chemical scents in lieu of freshly picked botanicals and voila --
Luxury skincare in a candle was born.
(We also ditched the industry standard markup--for $29 you can light things up without thinking twice)
Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals, and phytonutrients - your Forage Lotion Candle offers spa-like indulgence without the BS (bad stuff) like phthalates, parabens, petroleum, and toxic chemicals.
Your forage Lotion Candle burns cooler, cleaner, and 3X longer than a traditional candle.(#happydance) It's also free of animal products, (certified vegan and cruelty-free), made with sustainably wild harvested botanicals, AND it's poured in a reusable heavy base whiskey tumbler. We pour the candle -- you pour the cocktail.
Lisa Smith started out as a high school science teacher. After losing most of her eyesight, she left teaching and began a transition into the world of vision loss.
It was not an easy journey (did someone say angry & bitter?). With the support of friends and family and skills learned from The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, she decided it was time to start a new venture.
Forage was born of a deep love for the Southern Appalachian Mountains, a moderately healthy obsession with candles, and an aversion to sitting on the couch feeling sorry for herself.
Forage is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Hadley New Venture Competition Award.