The Full Story
This business initially started as a hobby that I picked up while homeschooling my 2 teenage daughters during COVID. It was something that I could do at home to keep me busy, but once I started it was love at first pour. After deciding to jump in with both feet, I needed to come up with a name.
It took inspiration from my time growing up in the country with horses, pigs, bottle calves, rabbits, ducks, etc; in Arizona. I clearly remember Saturday mornings my dad would make a big breakfast. Once breakfast was over, it was time for my dad, brother, & I to go take care of all the animals aka CHORES. This wasn't my ideal way to spend a Saturday morning, but it sure taught me how to work hard and value the importance of a job well done. I wanted to find a way to represent those lessons I learned as a child to my new business, and settled on the name Country Made Kindness.
My roots within my family and where I grew up run deep. Infact, my husband and I chose to raise our daughters in a similar way, on a 20 acre farm with horses, chickens, cats, dogs and other small animals. I love that we now own a farm in the country and that my parents can now come visit any chance they get. The inspiration of peace & quiet, my love of music, the animals, the firesides, the beautiful sunsets & looking at the stars up in the sky on a clear summer's night seem to all find it's way into the products I create.
If you are looking for some high-quality, soft scented, luxury candles that are clean burning & consist of USA grown 100% organic non-gmo pure soy wax, the cleanest premium fragrance oils available, you've come to the right place. We have created our clean soy candles with the intent to bring comfort, add a sense of coziness and most importantly provide a cleaner/healthier option to each and every home Each & every product is hand-poured and created with love in small batches in our very own country kitchen.
The Myers Family
FEW THINGS CAN TRANSFORM OUR HOME LIKE THE HYPNOTIC FLICKERING OF CANDLE LIGHT OR A SPECIFIC SCENT THAT WE ASSOCIATE WITH RELAXATION, TRANQUILITY, FRESHNESS OR THE HEADY AROMA OF THE HOLIDAYS. IT’S COMMON PRACTICE TO USE SCENTED CANDLES, PLUG INS AND FRAGRANCE SPRAYS ON A DAILY BASIS IN ORDER TO RELAX, TO CONJURE UP A ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE, OR TO SIMPLY MASK AN UNDESIRABLE SMELL.
THE QUESTION IS – ARE THESE ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES SAFE FOR US OR ARE THEY ADDING TO OUR DAILY TOXIC CHEMICAL BURDEN?
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO SEEK OUT, AND WHAT TO AVOID, THERE ARE SAFE AND NON-TOXIC OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
THE BAD NEWS? BUY THE WRONG PRODUCT AND YOU COULD BE EXPOSING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO CHEMICALS THAT, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, ARE SUSPECTED OF INTERFERING WITH OUR HORMONES, MAY PRODUCE ASTHMA IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS AND EVEN TRANSFORM THE STRUCTURE OF OUR DNA
Our vision is to educate and help consumers open their eyes to the toxins we are exposing ourselves, our families, our pets and our friends. I am living proof of the effect of the reproductive altering chemicals within candles. My husband and I suffered infertility and went through 6 miscarriages before delivering our daughters. Both were extremely high risk pregnancies and both of them were very premature. Please REALLY read the ingredients of any and every item your bring into your homes and it is OK to ask questions or for more information from any product out there.
-THE MOST WORRISOME CHEMICALS RELEASED BY THESE PRODUCTS ARE
-Synthetic Fragrance Oil Chemicals:
The main chemical concern in ALL of these items are fragrance chemicals. Due to proprietary rights, companies DO NOT have disclose the specific chemicals that they use in any of their fragrant oils. However, considering that up to 80% of the product can be made up of fragrance chemicals AND that any given fragrance can be made with more than 100 chemicals. I'd say it's awful important to know exactly what you and your family are potentially inhaling.
- Synthetic Musks:
These nasty chemicals actually have the ability to interfere with our hormones and will build up inside our bodies, as well as passed to our children through breastmilk.
These chemicals are responsible for binding the "scent" to the product itself (the candle, the oil, etc) The problem is that they are actually carcinogenic and can disrupt hormone activity, reduce sperm count, cause reproductive malformation. They also have been linked to both liver & breast cancer, diabetes and obesity. Prenatal fetal exposure to phthalates has been linked to increased risk of autism, ADHA and other neurological disorders.
- If inhaled regularly, other chemicals commonly found the air fresheners(especially sprays) can increase the risk of developing asthma by 50%. Futhermore, women who used air fresheners in their homes or offices during pregnancy were significantly more likely to have babies who suffered from wheezing, lung infections and ear infections.
The bottom line is, if you really enjoy burning candles or love scenting your home everyday, consider switching to these non-toxic alternatives:
-Decorate with indoor plants. Certain indoor plants are actually able to absorb airborne toxins and pump out clean fresh oxygen
- Choose candles made with 100% non-gmo organic soy wax or beeswax and cotton wicks. If you do decide to go with a beeswax candle, make sure they are 100% beeswax, because unfortunately it is common practice for companies to mix a small amount of soy or beeswax into their 95% paraffin wax candle and label it as a "soy or beeswax blend".