Candles against cruelty – shining a light into the darkness

4 May 14

Scented Candles

This week at Melt, we wanted to take a look at something amazing that we spotted over at Amnesty International: candles with the power to make a difference. See? We always knew candles were something special!

Burning to make a difference

Last month, international human rights charity Amnesty International auctioned off a range of 30 very special, limited edition candles by artistic duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, each depicting a different type of injustice: sexual slavery, torture and warfare.

And while, on the face of it, these candles represented terrible realities, each hid a wonderful secret: a beautiful, solid bronze figurine depicting a hopeful outcome for those in need.

The first candle sold for a staggering $1,322, and the total raised reached almost $16,000 – talk about burning a hole in your pocket! 😉 We’re just so thrilled for Amnesty that their Freedom Candles project has raised so many vital funds for them – brilliant idea; brilliant cause!

Melt Scented Candles

While we can’t promise anything as exciting as a bronze figurine inside our scented candles, you’ll be pleased to know that we place a great deal of emphasis on including only the best ingredients, including top quality essential oils instead of the harsh chemicals many brands use.

If you’d like to take a bit of time out of your day for some peaceful reflection, our Still scented candle is a sumptuous, spa fragrance that will help your mind unwind. Or why not try our White scented candle – a fabulous, clean fragrance that will calm even the most frayed nerves.

Fancy our scented Reed Diffusers?

Our luxury scented reed diffusers make an elegant alternative perfectly suited to offices, guest rooms, lounges and more. Releasing our wonderful, hand-blended fragrances more subtly over a number of weeks, our reed diffusers also make unique and welcome gifts.

Our Verbena and Clary Sage Reed Diffuser is a favourite here at Melt, with its warm, clean fragrance that’s suitable for both men and women. We also think you’ll love the sophisticated scent of our Neroli and Rose Geranium Reed Diffuser, which is pure elegance in a bottle.

Find out more – about Amnesty or Melt!

If you’d like to support Amnesty International, or find out about some of the other fundraising activities the charity is currently carrying out, visit their website.

Or, if you’d like to know more about our wonderful scented candles, reed diffusers and luxury gift items, contact a member of the Melt team today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have!

What do you think to Amnesty International’s Freedom Candles fundraising project? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @MeltCandles…