I hope your weekend was relaxing and full of some sweet family time. I’m too excited for this post to chit chat so let’s jump right in! A friend of mine, Jacob Johnson, recently founded a really amazing candle company, Calyan Wax Co., that’s dedicated to eliminating human trafficking in the United States. If the topic of human trafficking isn’t on your radar too much, let me share some statistics:
The sex trade is worth nearly $100 million in Dallas with that number increasing each year. It’s worth $290 million in Atlanta.
Globally, the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.5 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally.
This is a massive and terrible global problem. It’s hard to imagine this happening in our very own city but it does. I’m so thankful for people like Jacob who dedicate their lives to fighting for others!
Let’s talk candles
Calyan Wax Co. creates all natural, soy candles that are renewable and eco-friendly. Each candle is hand-made and tested individually by Jacob and his all-star team – they’ve got 4 scents right now and are releasing more scents for summer! I have a 12 oz. Cucumber Melon candle and I could eat it – it smells so good. Some things about soy candles – they aren’t pumped full of chemicals so when you burn the candles you aren’t releasing gross chemicals into the air AND they last twice as long as paraffin candles (your standard wax candles).
Calyan Wax Co. & You
Jacob was kind enough to send me one of their new scents – Coconut Lime – to give to one of you! This scent is UNREAL and these candles seriously burn so strong. All you have to do is this:
1.Enter the giveaway through the form at the end of this post.
2.Go follow @CalyanWaxCo on Instagram – note you must still be following them at the end of the giveaway, none of that follow/unfollow mess.
If you somehow aren’t convinced to enter, I’ll break it down for you. You have the opportunity to:
A.)Fight one of the worst epidemics our world has ever seen.
B.)Support local business.
C.)Protect the earth by using an eco-friendly, renewable product.
D.)Receive a free candle hello!
I hope you’re as motivated as I am to make a difference. Please head to the Calyan Wax Co. website to get more information on how to help and their incredible products.
Thanks y’all! You have 9 days to enter – the winner will be announced on June 29th.
– Caitlin –