In my mid 40s, I had the unexpected surprise of a pregnancy. Sadly, this pregnancy did not end up the way that I’d hoped. I was carrying twins and lost them both – a devastating time both physically and emotionally. But God… He gave me such encouragement through His word during the time leading up to the loss that I was actually prepared for it – as much as one can be. Our twin girls are named Mercy Bella and Verity Joy, and their names have become the name of my business, Mercy Verity Candles.
This has been MUCH MORE than just a business because it has given me countless opportunities to connect with other women who share the same experience of loss. Many of these women have struggled to fully heal or even talk about it, but finding a common ground and sharing proves to encourage each of us. And for this, I’m so thankful.
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-My candle studio is a cozy 530 sq. ft. space based in Greenville, South Carolina and now runs on SOLAR ENERGY!
- I have my own proprietary wax blend of olive wax (sourced from Spain - a nod to my paternal grandfather from Northern Spain) and soy wax (USA grown and a nod to my maternal grandfather who grew soybeans and corn), phthalate-free perfume oils and therapeutic grade essential oils. **I also offer a line fragranced ONLY with essential oils. Contact me for this exceptional line**
- Since day one, over eleven years now, I have thoroughly enjoyed handwriting the fragrance name on each label, intentionally putting "something more of myself” into each candle. (I actually find this step relaxing.)
- Here in my studio, I do it all: sourcing genius, namer of fragrances, inventory specialist, accountant, logistics manager, fragrance recipe creator, wick straightener, glass polisher, affixer of labels, hand-letterer, customer relations . . . you get the idea.
- I intentionally source all vessels that can be repurposed. Once you are at the end of your candle, scoop out remaining wax and give it a good cleaning! Reuse as a vase, a planter for a succulent, a starter pot for herbs/plants or a fancy holder for your makeup brushes. Of course, the ON THE ROCKS vessel is meant to be reused for anything "on the rocks"- even water!
Hoping my candles bring a coziness + peace to your space. More importantly, I so hope to meet you in person!