Making Light (sponsor)

Making Light

Creative work takes focus, and most of us use daily rituals as a key part of our daily sweet setup. We make the perfect cup of coffee or tea, set the perfect soundtrack, clear the desk… But we have five senses — why not use them all?

Making Light delivers one more tool to help creative people stay focused on whatโ€™s important in their days. For centuries, people have lit candles to focus their attention and be more mindful. In those sometimes sluggish afternoon hours, consider making a daily ritual of โ€œburning the afternoon oilโ€ — light a candle and let its light and fragrance help you get stuff done.

Making Light gives you everything you need for a daily dose of light, with sustainably hand-crafted soy candles delivered to your door for less than youโ€™d think. Make it especially sweet by using the promo code โ€œSweetโ€ for 10% off your first monthโ€™s membership.

Our thanks to Making Light for sponsoring the site this week. They’re a brand new company with a very cool idea: they send you two candles per month, and you burn them for a few hours each afternoon (though you can light them any time you want, really) as a way to help you focus through the last part of your work day.

They sent me a box earlier this month and I can vouch for the quality of the candles. Their candles are made from a natural soy wax, and in the box you’ll also get a box of wooden matches and a sample tea-light candle for next month’s featured scent. You can read more about exactly how it works in their FAQ.