We started our company because we all have personally experienced mental health challenges. We needed a place to ground ourselves and a place to meditate on our experiences.
We created these candles that speak on different areas of mental health, addiction, abuse, and emotional challenges in life. Each candle is themed on a specific topic, and the fragrance is designed to meet that need or subject. We want to help others by sharing our stories and providing a product that can offer some relief.
Why we chose our product names not to shy away from the difficult or unpleasant ideas about mental health
The name of our company, "Mode Korvidae," comes from "Corvidae," the cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies; and "Mode," meaning the state of being, or of a manner of which something occurs. This idea stems from being in a state of community and inclusiveness, encompassing how we create community by being the community that wants to normalize talking about mental health struggles- break the silence around complex topics.
The Story Behind Each Candle
no. 1 panic attack
The name of our first candle, "Panic Attack." This was chosen because anxiety affects so many people, yet it can be hard to talk about. We wanted to provide a safe place to start the conversation. The scent of this candle is citrusy and refreshing with a hint of floral.
no. 2 deep cries
The second candle in our line is called "Deep Cries." This was chosen because depression is a topic that is often taboo but one that we feel needs to be talked about more. The scent of this candle is calming and grounding, with notes of lavender and chamomile.
no. 3 breakthrough
The third candle is called "Breakthrough." This was chosen because it celebrates the hope and healing that often comes after a breakdown. The scent of this candle is uplifting and empowering, with notes of citrus and refreshing floral.
no. 4 double-edged
The fourth candle is called "Double-Edged," inspired by the ability to turn pain and trauma into growth and transformation. Its bright and refreshing scent highlights how freeing yet grounding it is to transform the discomfort of change into something beautiful. The smell of this candle is fresh and clean, with notes of oakmoss and plumeria.
no. 5 recovery
The fifth candle is called "Recovery." This was chosen because addiction is a topic that is often seen as taboo. We wanted to provide a safe space to talk about addiction and recovery. This light yet powerful scent is meant to invoke the hope and courage it takes to walk the path of recovery. The smell of this candle is a blend of fresh florals and linens in a sunny breeze.
no. 6 bleary-eyed
Dissociative disorders inspire the sixth candle called "Bleary-eyed." Those who struggle with dissociation will experience distortion, a blurred sense of identity, and detachment, which can be challenging. We wanted to create a candle to help those struggling feel less alone and provide a sense of comfort. The scent of this candle is warm and earthy. It feels like walking through a mossy, smokey underground passageway to which a grounding place will soon arrive.
no. 7 protected
The seventh candle is called "Protected," which is inspired by those in our lives who have looked out for us and the idea of what it means to be cared for. The scent of this candle is a mix of fresh florals and woods, meant to invoke the feeling of being safe, seen, and held.
no. 8 side effects
The eighth candle is "Side Effects." This candle addresses suicide, suicidal ideation, and the experience of feeling cast aside in the idea of being secondary to others. It also touches on the experience of those who often experience side effects of their medications which can feel isolating and lonely. The scent of this candle is bright and citrusy, blending grapefruit and eucalyptus meant to inspire hope and courage.
no. 9 impossible
The ninth candle is "Impossible," which is about domestic violence and abuse. Dark emotions almost distinctly have the quality of feeling like they are impossible to escape. This can lead to limiting beliefs about what options we have to find solutions or recover. Impossible is a warm, complex, mellow scent inspired by the comfort of knowing that you are unstoppable despite feeling hopeless when in an abusive situation.
By supporting mental health awareness and inspiring purpose through community, healing, & connection, Mode Korvidae Co. helps those dealing with depression, anxiety, and addiction find hope and healing.
Every purchase made goes towards supporting our mission-driven company and its efforts to promote positive mental health everywhere!