A couple years ago, Alex and I went out to dinner, and both of us couldn’t help but notice that the tiny restroom smelled ridiculously good. It turned out they were burning this candle from Keap, a company that I’ve loved ever since…
Keap was born from the idea that candles are an easy way to help disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with ourselves. The founders, Steve and Harry, needed a respite from cubicles, commutes, and the other stressors of everyday life, and found that the simple act of lighting a candle each night helped them find it.
I’ve been brainstorming ways to stay cozy and cheerful this winter, and stocking up on Keap candles is right at the top of the list. Everything they make is full of thought and care, from their raw materials to the zero-waste packaging.
Because everyone’s preferences are different, Keap makes it easy for you to try their scents with their samplers. Each of the two samplers comes with a set of four mini candles, so you can see which ones you like the most. (My favorite, of course, is green market, which smells like mint, cucumber, and freshly cut green stems. But this one is a close second.)
If you’re a candle lover, their candle subscription lets you choose a scent preference, as well as whether you’d like to receive one or two candles each month, or every other month. (There is always an option to skip, as well.) Wouldn’t it make a wonderful gift? They even put a handwritten note inside every subscriber package, which is such a sweet touch.
(This post is sponsored by Keap Candles, a company we love and use at home. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)