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Drowning in Noise

 

We both had stumbled into establishing careers in NYC nightlife. Yet spending years of long hours in a toxic atmosphere of loud, chaotic partying had begun to become a large source of agitation for us. We didn’t realize it then but this common irritation not only drew us together but it was waking us up to start reimagining our well-being.

 

Growing Into Calm

 

Bits of knowledge on the Eastern influences of Hinduism, chanting, yoga, and meditation began to trickle into our lives and they slowly gave us a direction to discovering peace, healing, and the serenity that we had been seeking.

 

Gradually these holistic principles began to expand our perspective. The more we started living cleaner inside, the more we became aware of our outside, and harmonizing ourselves and our home became a priority.

 

Awakening to a New Beginning

 

We were enjoying lighting candles to decompress from our day, until we learned that we were actually polluting ourselves with the carcinogenic by-products that paraffin wax releases into the air. In 2018 we searched for cleaner alternatives but what was available still had some downsides as we weren’t impressed with how quickly 100% soy wax burned.

 

While we started with the initial idea for safer, slower burning candles by using a coconut/soy wax blend, eventually our passion for environmental sustainability still left us wondering about packaging. Wasn’t there something else we could do with these glass holders than just throw them in a recycling bin? Finally we decided on the durability and versatility of mason jars, making our product the only zero waste offering on the market.

 

Expanding Your Light

 

Our intention is to provide these clean candles as a way to support whatever your practice is in maintaining your mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing without adversely affecting your physical health.

 

We named our company shanti which in Sanskrit means “inner peace” because our outside mayhem led us to discover how to find equanimity within. It’s that special place that can always exist within us and be tapped into to give us strength and resilience no matter what is going on in the external world.

 

A flame both illuminates the path you’re on and symbolizes each individual’s divine light that burns inside. 

 

The concept of sustainability applies to our planet as much as it does to the rituals we use to connect to and protect our shanti. Small changes make a difference. Maybe today it’s repurposing a mason jar, and later you’re a composting expert. Perhaps you start meditating for ten minutes, and later you have immense patience.

 

Every choice we make can lead to greater change...

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