September 26, 2022

Welcome to my new blog! Each month, I’ll recommend a product I believe in. Why? Because as a founder myself, I trust the product, the brand, and our shared values. 

This month’s pick:

Fontana Citrus Peel and Pine Essential Oil Candle. 
All your favorite aromas of the holiday season, combined into one festive non-toxic scented candle. Notes of fragrant orange clove pomanders, swirled with fresh cut pine.


I’ve known Fontana Candle Company from their very early days. Katie and Eric realized right away that people wanted clean burning candles. Many people buy candles and burn them in their home without knowing what is in them. These are all natural with beeswax and essential oils.

No “fragrance” – only essential oils
You know all those strong-smelling candles made with “fragrance”? Well, the fragrance is made from chemicals. What are the dark spots on your walls and ceiling from candles? You are inhaling that.

MADE SAFE® Certified
I learned about MADE SAFE® from Fontana. This third-party certification requires thorough screening of all ingredients to ensure they are not harmful to humans, animals, aquatic life, or the environment. Every product Fontana creates becomes MADE SAFE® Certified. Fontana is also Leaping Bunny Certified.

Fontana uses all natural ingredients plus glass containers and metal caps for their candles. Fontana truly is “The Candle Company That Cares”. 

Sense of community and giving back
Fontana often donates to organizations that help those with cancer. Katie had an early case of melanoma and her father suffered from cancer.

Choices that are good for people and the planet
Fontana does an amazing job in helping to educate people about what a clean burning candle is. The MADE SAFE® certification proves the candles are “clean”. Over 6500 ingredients are excluded from Fontana products.

Being transparent in their process and ingredients
Fontana shares lots of videos showing you the process start to finish. Arrival of ingredients, manufacturing, the team at work and shipping. The Fontana website and every product clearly lists every ingredient. Nothing to hide.

Fontana Candle Company

What’s coming next month? Something you shouldn’t live without!

Treat your body like you care,

Cindy Barberes is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her nontoxic body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. Feel free to download free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"

Also in Blog

TheWMarketplace and the Conscious Beauty Collective: STRONGER TOGETHER
TheWMarketplace and the Conscious Beauty Collective: STRONGER TOGETHER

June 02, 2023

"Shop your values and change the world!" -TheWMarketplace. An online marketplace owned by women, for women entrepreneurs, they close the economic gender gap by providing a destination for consumers to shop values. By supporting the Conscious Beauty Collective, TWM shows their commitment to socially conscious brands.

View full article →

5 Sensory Products That Are Green + Clean
5 Sensory Products That Are Green + Clean

May 26, 2023

These products deliver a full-senses experience without any typical toxic inclusions.They’re clean-ingredient wonderful, and part of the excellent MASAMI-founded Conscious Beauty CollectiveBy Eva Whalen, BeautyNewsNYC, full article here.

View full article →


May 18, 2023

H. Honeycup donates clean beauty products to those in recovery. Now you can too. “I wanted to make it easy to gift a Take Care Bundle to someone who needs a hug. They may be recovering from addiction, recovering from an illness, or simply need to give their body some much needed self-care.” – Cindy

View full article →

How to Choose a Wellness Beauty Brand that Truly Cares