1.5 oz | 44g
An ode to all of the times I have sat down and tried to conjure with my tired mind what BLACK LIVES MATTER might possibly smell like. Sweat on pavement. Tears on cheeks. Fingertips on cold metal bars. Blood leeching into the streets. Ropes in trees. Mothers begging on their knees. The images are rarely sweet.
But it finally came. The weight underneath it all clear as day.
Being black is not a monolith. And yet, as far as I can tell, we all feel the weight of daring to exist in a country that was built by, but distinctly not for, people who look like us. That's to say we're all some kind of tired.
So it smells like invigoration. It smells like renewal. It smells like a moment of calm in the storm that is life. It smells like hope or, home. It is a soft place to rest- even if just for a moment.
I call it Decompression. True Eucalyptus, Garden-Fresh Spearmint, Bright Rosemary, and Delicate Mint. It's a pure herbal infusion with ingredients that have been used in aromatherapy compounds for thousands of years.
100% of all profits from this melt will be donated to Black Lives Matter OKC. If you have a problem with that, we are not the shop you're looking for. *Obi-Wan hand*
About BLM - "Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives."
How to Use: Break, or chop, into the appropriate amount for your wax warmer, room size, and desired scent throw. This will have to be a judgement call - just make sure the wax doesn't spill out!
Additional Info: Each of our melts contain around twice the industry-standard amount of fragrance - meaning, generally, you won't need to use as much as you might with the boring clamshell box brands. You can melt and re-melt the wax until the scent is gone.
Troubleshooting: For best results we recommend hot plate warmers. If using an illumination (light bulb) warmer, we recommend at least 18 watts. Be aware, nose-blindness is a thing. If your scents start to fade well before their usual expiry, give your nose a break and switch up scents for a bit. It makes a big difference!
*Due to the hand-crafted nature of our products, inconsequential variances in shape and color can be expected.