Doña Viviana makes her incredible candles completely by hand from 100% beeswax from Chiapas. Now in her eighth decade of life, she has come full circle and returned to her family tradition of candle making. Every single candle is hand-poured, layer after layer after layer. And it is a labour of love for her. But it was not always so.
Candle-making has been in Viviana’s family in Mexico for 300 years – but when she was 14 years old, she ran away and married a weaver. Despite having been trained since she was old enough to handle wax, she left it all for love.
Years later, when she sat absent-mindedly beside a rose bush and pulled the petals off a flower, she awakened her ancestral destiny. Out of nowhere, she had her eureka moment: These would make lovely candles. And they did, returning Viviana to the family tradition.
This candle represents hundreds of years of techniques and skills, handed from generation to generation. May Viviana’s candles light the way to your eureka moment.