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The Perfect Summer Candle

June 19, 2020Jacob Johnson

June 20th marks the first day of summer! This means sunny afternoons, long summer nights, refreshing sweet drinks,  and SUMMER CANDLES!  We know that summer vacations can be hard this year, so we want to help bring your favorite destinations to you!  Whether you prefer the beach, the forest, the desert, or the Texas hill country,...

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3 Years In: Tired & More Motivated Than Ever

June 01, 2020Jacob Johnson

Starting Calyan was not a rational decision. I look back on it and find myself grateful for my naivety. If I had known what the next 3 years were going to entail, I am not sure I would have dove into this endeavor head first.  I sit here, 3 years...

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Exciting things you should know!

March 03, 2020Jacob Johnson

I want to share so much with you! We have so many new things in the works at Calyan, it is hard to contain the excitement (and hard to fall asleep sometimes).  New Products: In the pursuit of offering simple, beautiful, affordable, fragrant additions to your home, we are crafting...

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Calyan Going Forward

May 29, 2019Jacob Johnson

Dear Supporter,  From the time Calyan was a glimmer of a thought in my mind, I knew one thing was of paramount importance. Transparency.  When running a social venture, there is no room for confusing or vague language around how you donate or support your social cause. That is why...

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Calyan [You]: part of the solution to human trafficking

May 03, 2019Jacob Johnson

The Calyan team recently attended a fundraising dinner for the International Justice Mission (ijm.org). It was incredible to learn more about the work they are doing around the world to end slavery and oppression of vulnerable people. Over the past 20 years, they have learned where slaves are, how to rescue...

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Upcoming Changes

April 15, 2019Jacob Johnson

I founded Calyan with two goals in mind. To help fund anti-human trafficking efforts by bringing quality candles to the mass market. To give the everyday American a simple way to become a social advocate against trafficking. I recognized the power that the “business” or “for profit” sector has to...

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A deeper look into Calyan

January 16, 2019Jacob Johnson

Here is a deeper dive into the heart and method of Calyan: Calyan Wax Co. was founded on the belief that social change starts small. There are so many injustices in our world. So many problems that seem so large and complex that we think they…

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Sex trafficking in America

December 03, 2018Jacob Johnson

Our knowledge of sex trafficking in the United States is growing and evolving as more resources are dedicated to researching the true magnitude and intricacies of the issue. Below is the basics of what we know/have defined/have estimated so far: WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING? The recruitment,…  

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How to make a soy candle

October 18, 2018Jacob Johnson

This one is for you, the DIY candle enthusiast. The “I can do this myself” kind of person. While making a perfect candle requires trial and error, patience, and time, I’m going to try to save you some headache in the process. Note: the process and…

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I love soy candles

October 11, 2018Jacob Johnson

If you asked me 3 years ago if I would be making soy candles for a living, I would have simply not answered the question. Life is funny though. Today, I will be making my way to our Texas-based candle shop to get melting and pouring…

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Human trafficking is dumb

May 07, 2018Jacob Johnson

I don’t like that human trafficking exists. And I don’t think I’m alone. Actually I’d go out to venture that everyone reading this would say, heck no, not in my community, human trafficking should not be! This is where the problem lies. It’s not an issue…

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Love & Whimsy

March 06, 2018Jacob Johnson

Have you read the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff? If not, stop what you are doing, go find the book, and read it front to back before doing anything else today. Or read it when you can. The book is very good and has the…

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