Hi! I am Urmila Devi and I manufacture handmade decorative candles. I was born in the Giridih district of Jharkhand. I have completed my Intermediate from the Arts stream. I am the founder of Lakshmi Aajeevika Self Help Group. We are 12 female members and manufacture all products together.
About Decorative Candles
Decorative candles are available in various forms. These can be flower candles, ball candles, jar candles, T-light candles, pillar candles, stick candles, etc. These candles create a good atmosphere around you. Candles can be scented or unscented. Scented candles change your mood by bringing peace to your mind.
Decorative Candles Making Skills
During the lockdown, it became very difficult for all of us to earn our livelihood. So I thought of making candles and selling them. Although I knew the art of making candles, some training was still required. For this, we got support from JSLPS (Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society). They gave us proper training in candle making. Now we are making our products and selling them commercially.
Decorative Candles Making Process
We use semi wax and refined wax in our candles. We make candles in 12 different colors and use the fragrance of rose, mogra, and tulsi. These colors and fragrances are organic and natural and therefore do not pollute the air.
We make various candles such as pillar candles, flower candles, ball candles, etc., but our expertise is in making flower candles.
Participation in Exhibitions
We have participated in exhibitions like Rojgar Mela in Jhabua and the International Women’s Day Exhibition in Jagganath D.
My self-help group has been honored by the Pobi Aajeevika Mahila Sanyukt Sangathan.
In the future I want all my members to live respectable and self-reliant lives, for this, we are all working as a team.