Women's History Month Soy Wax Tarts
In honor of Women's History Month each new blend was named after a woman in Oregon's History. Click the link to learn more about the accomplishments of these amazing women.
Amelia - Coconut cream, vanilla bean, and a squeeze of fresh pineapple juice.
Amelia Stewart Knight –Starting from Monroe County, Iowa on April 9, 1853 Amelia Stewart Knight, her husband and seven children traveled the Oregon Trail searching for a new home in the Pacific Northwest. Amelia was pregnant during the difficult trip and kept a diary of her travels that are a valuable resource for understanding what life was like at that time.
Mary - Vanilla cake with strawberry and yuzu and a drizzle of ginger glaze.
Mary Leonard - In 1886, Mary Gysin Leonard was the first woman admitted to the bar in Oregon, at a time when women had not yet been granted the right to vote in the state. She persevered in her fight to gain the right for women to practice law in the state, despite social and legal obstacles.
Lola - Lotus blossom, fig, a thread of incense and two vanillas.
Lola Greene Baldwin - Oregon’s and the nation’s first female police officer, 1908.On April 1, 1908, Portland Mayor Harry Lane administered the police oath to forty-eighty-year-old Lola Greene Baldwin, the first woman hired under civil service rules in the United States as a fulltime paid law enforcement officer.
Ursula - Chocolate covered patchouli, dark sandalwood, oakmoss, and blackened resins.
Ursula K. Le Guin - Ursula K. Le Guin, one of Oregon’s preeminent writers, was born Ursula Kroeber in 1929 in Berkeley, California, the youngest and only girl in a family of four children. Her parents were Alfred Kroeber, a prominent and influential American anthropologist, and the writer Theodora Kroeber, widely known for her accounts of Ishi, the last member of the Yahi tribe in California.
Betty - A medley of jasmine, mint, and lavender teas paired with a gooey marshmallow.
Betty Roberts - 1982: Betty Roberts becomes the first woman on the Oregon Supreme Court. Betty Roberts was a thirty-two-year-old housewife with four children when she went back to college in 1955. Her decision went against the wishes of her banker husband and the conventions of 1950s society. That marriage did not last, but Roberts’s step toward independence bore abundant fruit, putting her on the path to a long career in Oregon law and politics. She broke two significant gender barriers, becoming the first woman to serve on both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court.
Abigail - Velvety red rose with dragon's blood and dark musks.
Abigail Scott Duniway - 1871–1887: Abigail Scott Duniway publishes The New Northwest, a women’s rights newspaper. Outspoken and often controversial, Abigail Scott Duniway is remembered as Oregon's "Mother of Equal Suffrage" and "the pioneer Woman Suffragist of the great Northwest." As lecturer, organizer, writer, and editor, Duniway devoted over forty years to the cause of women's rights.
Our soy wax tarts are formulated with 100% botanical soy wax specifically designed for tarts. They carry scent beautifully and are a wonderful alternative to candles. Enjoy!