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Elevated Pause Candle | 9 oz.

$ 28.00

Handcrafted by Local Hope, an artisan collective empowering vulnerable women in Houston, Texas, the Elevated Pause Candle offers more than just ambiance. The fresh scent is infused with an invigorating blend of orange, lemon, and bergamot with middle notes of basil, mint, and geranium on a dry bed of olibanum, sandalwood, and musk. Encased in a sleek matte black vessel and topped with a bamboo lid, this candle embodies elegance and purpose.

  • Made by Ebtesam at Local Hope in the USA
  • 9 oz.
  • Notes: orange, lemon, and bergamot with middle notes of basil, mint, and geranium on a dry bed of olibanum, sandalwood, and musk


Ebtesam is a mother of seven who moved to the United States from Syria in December 2015. She describes her life in Syria as “so pretty and nice” before the war. When things became too dangerous, her family was forced to flee their home.

Mercy House Global is pleased to announce that Ebtesam will be graduating from her program at Local
Hope. She has mastered English well enough to seek employment. Ebtesam looks forward to her future opportunities in the United States now that she has her citizenship and is able to pursue other endeavors.

Mercy House Global is located just outside Houston, Texas, a city of more than 70,000 refugees one of the largest populations in the USA. MHG employs about ten women who have resettled in Houston. This group of artisans is called Local Hope, and created candles, spa products, and home decor for the MHG fair trade line. 

Local Hope also supports women in Houston, TX who are coming out of a life of oppression and are in a vulnerable situation. This group of artisans create our candle and spa products.

In addition to job creation, MHG provides programs to support the local refugee community, including ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) and empowerment luncheons that offer fellowship and skill training.