Brooklyn candle shop creates line of products inspired by and for empowered women

A Brooklyn candle company is launching a new line of products inspired by the strength and empowerment of women.

It all started with an idea and a love for candles

“For individuals, when they experience it, it’s a fragrance and burning candles is a personal experience and an intimate experience,” says Carly Shumaker, director of production and development.

Brooklyn Candle Studio is now on a mission to empower women by creating new fragrances by hand while helping raise funds for charity.

“It feels good to create something that will improve this community and ultimately myself,” says seasonal worker Nylah Scypion.

The candles are designed with the power of women in mind. From the wax to the wick to the packaging, which features a silhouette of a woman in power.

Those interested in purchasing these candles should note that 10% of profits are donated to women’s rights charities.

Charities include Planned Parenthood, Change and Equality Now. All the charities that Shumaker says will make a difference in the lives of so many women

“It’s really great to celebrate women through this line of candles and to donate a portion of the proceeds to these organizations that I really appreciate,” says Shumaker.

Elizabeth J. Harris