The seasons are changing, and back-to-school time means time to break out the shiny and new finds! We're staying relaxed, on-trend, and powering up with this month's roster of discoveries.
Coconut & Mango 3oz. Tin Candle ::: The Beauty of Hope
Clean-burning soy (sourced from US plants), cotton wicks, and that tropical, smooth, and lightly citrus scent creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation. Hey, did you know? Soy wax is naturally biodegradable and considered a renewable resource! Each candle is hand-poured right here in the USA with the highest quality and ethical raw ingredients inspired by spa and wellness.
IMPACT: 10% of revenue is donated to anti-trafficking work. The Beauty of Hope partners with REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) out of Seattle.
Julie says: I love candles, and now I have no reason not to exclusively keep my home stocked with candles that have a cause attached. I can never have too many! It's fun to collect scents for all seasons, and giving a candle away feels like a gesture of warmth and hospitality.
Leaf Earrings in Summer ::: GO Ministries
These organically shaped ear ornaments are handmade by a team of women in Mongolia from silver plate and colorful beads. The jewel tones of the leaves are such a gorgeous green – the perfect hues to ride the transition from summer to fall.
IMPACT: Turn the packaging over to discover the name of the artisan who made your piece! You can read more about her here (how cool is that?). GO Ministries seeks to empower passionate, local leaders serving inside their cultures to redeem, renew, and restore by developing dynamic international partnerships in ministry that result in mutual transformation.
Julie says: I love nature motifs. Discovering pieces like these makes me question my never having gotten around to having my ears pierced!
7-Free Nail Polish in Duval Street ::: SquareHue
Attention please: this nail polish has one of the cleanest formulas in the industry! 7-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, made in the USA... so many good things right here. And that's not even mentioning the amaaaazing hues that are constantly being added to their rotation! SquareHue offers single bottles for sale along with a monthly subscription option to make sure your collection is up-to-the-minute as you are.
IMPACT: SquareHue's current giving is focused on anti-trafficking, giving a portion of proceeds to A21.
Julie says: This minty green is ever fresh! I paint my toes more than my fingers, and this polish lasts three+ weeks, no problem. For the longest-lasting look, use 2-3 coats of polish and a clear topcoat.
100% natural snacks that give back! We love the pure ingredients, the satisfying flavors, the nutty crunch. They have a subscription service too, which you'll want to check out for winning at back-to-school for all ages.
IMPACT: Nutty Snacks is all about purchasing for a purpose. They even have a nonprofit arm called The Amani Project, which financially supports organizations around the world that are making a difference in the lives of women, children, families in crisis, and the poor.
Julie says: These are pretty irresistible right out of the bag, but to pack even more power, go ahead and combine with your favorite trail mix or granola.
Didn't order this box and feeling like you missed out? We have a few left in the store!
What'd you think? Snap your pics and tag us @bonjoybox and #joyculture so we can see your do-good goods in action! Thanks for supporting our little box biz and believing in the power of joy and opportunity to fight trafficking. It matters & it's making a difference!