So I am candle obsessed. My candle scents tend to be the first sign in my home that the holidays are approaching, that Spring is coming, that summer is here, and even that birthdays are close. I can find literally any excuse to buy and burn a candle.

Calyan Wax Co. Soy Candles are awesome. These wood wick candles smell incredible (think fir needle, cedarwood, and eucalyptus essential oil aromas just to name a few…), fill a room, burn well, and are made with integrity. Best of all, they give back. 15% of the revenue goes to their partner non-profit and is used to fund specific anti-sex trafficking operations-particularly out of Addison, Texas.

What many people don’t know is that sex trafficking operations are often in plain sight or hidden behind seemingly legitimate businesses throughout the United States. Fort Worth is a wonderful city but has not escaped this cycle of exploitation of victims. When you purchase a Calyan Wax candle, you are making a purchase that gives hope and services to these victims.

The money donated is used to assist the 24/7 Response Team with Traffick911. “As part of this program, first responders will be able to call Traffick911 for 24-hour crisis response to aid in sex trafficking victim emergency services and being case management. They will then work to pair that survivor with a season advocate (mentor) who will support them on their journey to healing.” Funds have also been used to purchase response bags (which include blankets, hygiene products, food, and journaling materials) that are given to survivors as they meet their mentors for the first time. “For some, this is the first time someone has given them something without expecting anything in return.” Calyan is a young business but so far has donated $3,649.95 towards this mission.

Thank you Calyan Wax Co. for sharing your candle with me (particularly the White Birch which smells heavenly), for your mission, and for bringing light to a very dark, real situation!

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Michelle, aka @fortworthwoman, is a teacher turned counselor turned mommy turned entrepreneur.

Michelle has a passion for connecting, encouraging and informing about the good happening in our city. The good people, events, food, stores, entrepreneurs, and good deeds are her focus. She has created a niche for herself by using social media as a native marketing tool that has created meaningful exposure for local businesses in Fort Worth to a wide but very particular local audience.