Catherine and Co. Candle collection- various scents
Sustainable candles inspired by Africa and handcrafted in Toronto by Emeraude Domingos-Mbuku.
• Natural blend of coconut wax and soy wax
• 8 oz, approximately 40 hours of burn time
• Small batch hand-poured in Toronto, ON
Bambu Any of the woody or arborescent grasses of tropical and temperate regions having hollow stems, thick rhizomes, and shoots. Bambu is the Lingala word for "bamboo." The heart of the Congo basin is blanketed by an intricate forest system known as the equatorial rainforest. The central basin is a vast reservoir of native trees and plants of which include golden bamboo.
Fragrance notes: golden bamboo, cucumber, night-blooming jasmine, cyclamen, muguet lily, and wild grass
Eucalipto Any of a genus of mostly evergreen trees of the myrtle family that have rigid entire leaves and umbellate flowers. Eucalipto is the Portuguese word for "eucalyptus." Eucalyptus and spearmint leaves were introduced to Ethiopia and Eastern Africa in the late 19th century, but its oil has been used for medicinal purposes as well as to clear the mind and uplift spirits far longer than that.
Fragrance notes: lemon, orange, eucalyptus, spearmint, rosemary, lavender, and sage
KokotÍ The drupaceous fruit of the coconut palm whose outer fibrous husk yields coir and whose nut contains thick edible meat and, in the flesh, clear liquid. KokotÍ is the Lingala word for "coconut."
Although originally cultivated in Southwest Asia and Melanesia, coconuts quickly became a staple in African cuisine, hair care, skin care, and decor after their introduction to East Africa by European travelers in the early 17th century.
Fragrance notes: sea salt, coconut, vanilla sugar, and amber
Paipái A tropical American tree having an oblong to globose yellow edible fruit with numerous black seeds in a central cavity. Paipái means "papaya" in Lingala. While papayas were introduced to South Africa in the mid-17th century, this delicious treat has a long and rich history that goes far beyond our imagination. From being used as a currency by traders and merchants to its leaves being used for wedding decorations, this mouth-watering mélange of fragrance is sure to create a sweet summer breeze, evocative of the South African coast, from which it is now native.
Fragrance profile: mango, citrus, pineapple, papaya, peach, jasmine & coconut
Sukáli A sweet, crystalline substance obtained chiefly from the juice of the sugarcane and sugar beet. Sukáli means "sugar" in Lingala. Sugar was introduced to Africa by way of India and subsequently changed the lives of all Africans, their descendants, and their dishes since. This buttery candle offers pure aromatherapy fragrance oils of vanilla bean, and a hint of toffee and will fill your bathroom or kitchen with a fresh-out-of-the-oven scent, getting you into the holiday spirit no matter the time of year.
Fragrance profile: bakery dough, sugar, toffee, tonka bean, butter & vanilla
NtokÍya Cotton is one of the world's oldest shrubs native to tropical and subtropical regions. It has been used to make clothing, industrial products, and home-wares. The mostcolourful and popular pieces of clothing in Africa are made of dyed cotton and are called Wax Hollandais (or Dutch Wax). This candle has an uplifting, reviving, and energizing scent, perfect for integrating the soul with the body on stressful days.
Fragrance profile: pear, bergamot, peach blossom, amber, jasmine, cashmere,
sheer vanilla & sandalwood
Matunda is a fruit-filled candle with fragrance notes of blood orange, goji, lemon, satsuma, and mango.