The Arya Butterfly & Butterfly Symbolism

The Arya Butterfly & Butterfly Symbolism

Here at Arya HQ, we are on a mission. A mission to bring something new and vibrant into the candle market. We vehemently believe that business should be used as a force for good.

In a world that is waking up to a new way of living and doing business, Arya has taken the challenge and responsibility to create something that has lasting impact and creates a ripple throughout the world. 

We describe ourselves as a socially and environmentally conscious candle company, and we would like other's to also think about how they can make meaningful change in the natural world, and society. 

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Arya's 2nd Birthday: From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Arya is 2 years old! And what an exciting time it is for us to be launching a brand new vibrant, vivid look for her. Arya is truly morphing into a beautiful, strong, and compassionate woman.

On Friday 11th November, we are going to be releasing our new look into the world. Arya is coming out of her cocoon, if you will, and what a transformation it will be! 

Since founding the business 2 years ago, we, Lina & Jenny, have sponsored EIGHT women via Women for Women International. These women, from countries such as Afghanistan, Rwanda, and South Sudan, have had their lives changed. They have learned about their human rights, health, community and so much more. These women have in turn educated their children and other women in their community - The ripple effect created is immense. 

We are so very proud of where our business is heading, and loyal customers such as yourself make it all possible.

Stay tuned to our social media accounts  and on Friday 11th visit our webpage to put your name down to be the first to hear when our highly anticipated new candles will be for sale! (And find out why we've been using so much butterfly symbolism!) 

When Friday comes, please share our news far and wide, and help us make a splash!


#SheWhoShines - Our Action for International Women's Day

It's one month until International Women's Day and on the 8th March, people all over the globe will come together to celebrate the political, social, and economic achievements of women. As well as celebrating accomplishments, it's an important day for campaigning and highlighting the struggles that so many still face all over the world - Domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation, a lack of education, body shaming, slave labour - Tragically, the list goes on.

Fortunately, there are thousands of strong female warriors who have felt passionately about an issue that women face, and taken action to make real, positive changes. In honor of International Women's Day, we have chosen 10 inspirational women who have done incredible work, not just for women, but for people from all walks of life. Believe me, it was hard to choose 10, and I was blown away by the stories of so many women, many of whom I'd never heard of before. In our chosen 10, I hope you learn about someone new who makes you feel inspired and empowered. 

Every day this week, we are going to share the stories of 2 women. At the end of the week, we would like to hear from you* about which woman you found the most inspirational. The 3 women who get the highest amount of votes will have their names etched on a beautiful frosted white candle, limited edition. These white candles represent all of the women over the years who have fought for women's rights and equality. We will continue to support the work of Women for Women International with these special candles.

*We will be holding a vote starting on Friday 12th February, and every one who votes will be entered into a competition to win one of these limited edition white candles!

We'll be using the hashtag #SheWhoShines, so please get involved and share stories/images/quotes about women who inspire you and make the world a brighter place. Tag us on Twitter so we can re-tweet you:, or on Facebook:

I'd like to start our campaign with a quote from one of my personal favourite authors, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, an incredible woman with so much wisdom and soul.

Corporate Gifting to Support Women in War-Torn Countries

It seems only yesterday that we were so thrilled to be sponsoring our first woman from a war-torn country via Women for Women International. Her name is Barfi, from Afghanistan, and soon she will be completing her year long program where she will have learned an abundance of valuable information. The value of this year long program is tremendous as she can now educate her children with what she has learned. 

Skip forward a year, and we're now sponsoring our fourth woman! 

It is with big thanks to PicassoHR that we have been able to sponsor Valentine from Rwanda


PicassoHR ordered 100 candles for their 15th anniversary which enabled us to support another woman for a year. We created a bespoke candle for them, with beautiful etching on the purple jar, as a special way of commemorating their anniversary. The fragrance was Plum & Patchouli, a sophisticated scent of dark berries, cinnamon and clove, with floral accords of rose

To find out more about PicassoHR and their services please visit: 

Valentine completed her first module in December 2015. During this module, 'Sustaining an Income', she has learned how to overcome inequalities which prevent women from gaining economic self-sufficiency. Valentine and her classmates have also worked on increasing their confidence and challenging beliefs that women's value is secondary to that of a man. They have focused in on how to manage family resources, the value of saving, and types of economic activities they can become involved in. She is currently in Module II, 'Health & Wellness', where she will learn about prevention, treatment and management of key health issues, including basic family health, psychological health, and reproductive health. 

At Arya Candles we can provide corporate gifts for any type of occasion! Whether it's to say thank you to a client or to show appreciation for employees, we can help. With our experience in candle making, and excellent customer service we strive to make the process as simple for you as possible. Find the perfect 'gift that gives' with Arya Candles.

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