Centered Peace is an Etsy shop run by Dwayne, and here's his story:
I've always loved candles. I've worked as clinical social worker for 30 years - mostly in oncology and end of life care. I started making my own candles about 7 years ago as a way to de-stress from my work. After giving away many candles over the years to friends, family, co=workers and patients - I kept hearing from people that I ought to sell them. So I opened my Etsy shop in January 2016. I love experimenting with different scents and I really like putting inspirational labels on my candles.
I use all natural soy wax, wood or cotton wicks, glass containers that can be re-purposed or recycled and high quality fragrances. I don't use dyes to color my candles. I like to keep it as natural as possible. My goal is to eventually take a percentage of sales and give back to local charities.
My company name "Centered Peace Candles" comes from a couple things. First, making candles brings such peace to me! Also to get the best candle experience you need to be certain the wicks are centered properly. Then I gave a few to a friend a couple years ago around the holidays. She said she loved them so much she used them as part of the centerpiece on her table. Thus with a few tweaks of wording, Centered Peace Candles was born.
Pictured above is one of Dwayne's finest candles, the 100% natural soy wax candle, which I've had the pleasure of lighting and enjoying. The scent is bergamot, great for relieving stress.
What's bergamot? It's an oily substance extracted from the rind of the fruit of the Seville orange tree. Bergamot is commonly used in cosmetics and tea, but obviously candles too.
This is a 14 oz. glass container candle made from 100% natural soy wax. The candles are hand-poured in small batches to ensure you get the best quality.
My wife is so pleased - she was running around the house looking for the best place to put the candle, and I'm pretty impressed as well. It's got a creamy type of scent to it and very soothing.
Also, the glass container can be washed in warm, soapy water once the wax is burned down to half an inch so you can reuse it. You could attempt to make another candle out of it! We made homemade candles for our wedding, so that's an option.
I think the Fall home brew scent is especially festive for the season as this is the time to be outside, smell the leaves, and enjoy the crisp air before it gets icy cold. What's more, Halloween is right around the corner. Wouldn't a Fall-scented candle be perfect for your home?
With that said, who wants to win it?! Dwayne of Centered Peace is graciously offering a Fall home brew glass candle to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.