Candles and Creams By London was created by Aileen London in loving memory of her son, Michael London who passed away suddenly from an accidental Fentanyl drug overdose in February 2018. One of the last things Michael gave to his mother in December 2017, before his transition, was a container of body butter from the place where he was working in the Charles County mall. This picture is Michael at work shortly before we lost him.
As Aileen was searching for ways to alleviate the burden and transition of the grief of losing her first born son, she began to think of ways to help and encourage people to practice self care. Candles and Creams By London, A Michael London Enterprises LLC Company was formed in March 2019, the month Michael would have turned twenty-four years old and his first birthday in heaven.
Aileen hopes that by bringing awareness to drug addiction by spreading Michael's story through Candles and Creams By London that she can work to form The Michael London Foundation that will provide funding to single parents who can not afford drug addiction therapy for their children.
OUR LOGO - THE BUTTERFLY
Aileen has always had a fascination with butterflies. The transformation that the caterpillar must go through to become such a beautiful creature. For her, butterflies have always been a sign from God that everything was going to work out for her good. Aileen was blessed to have butterflies appear quite often since the passing of Michael. Specifically, on her first and second birthdays without him. A beautiful black and blue butterfly danced around her car in 2018 one Sunday morning on her way to church and in 2019, one came and sat in the front yard.
OUR WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Our hand whipped body butter is made with seven ingredients. Organic Shea Butter, Organic Mango Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Avocado Oil and Organic Arrow Root Powder.
Because our body butter is all natural and does not contain any preservatives, it should be kept in a cool dry place to prevent melting.
If your body butter melts, you can place it in the refrigerator and allow it to solidify.
Our candles are hand poured in small batches. We use a variety of waxes to ensure we are satisfied with the outcome of our products. Our wicks are a flat braided cotton wick with paper threads woven into the cotton. This type of wick is designed to ensure a consistent burn when lit. We like to highly scent our candles but understand that not every one may like their candles highly scented and we therefore will consider custom orders.