It took Jaylyn Prasad some winter blues to light up an idea: What if there were Filipino- and Asian- inspired candles? Several months later, she showed up with a few batches at the Sari-Sari Market, along with LUHO Candle’s Co. co-founders, sister Jaysicca Prasad and cousin Kenneth Matutino.
“When we stood with all the Filipino artists and business owners, it was so assuring,” recalls Prasad. “I believe we’re doing the right thing.”
Now featuring 11 scents in two collections, all LUHO candles have Tagalog names and are inspired by the co-founders’ Filipino heritage and life memories. One of the feature scents, Sampaguita, has a jasmine flower smell, showcasing the national flower of the Philippines.
“I personally also like Leodigario a lot,” says Prasad. “We named it after my grandpa. It has a tobacco and vanilla smell, which reminds me of the memories with him.”
Coming into another winter, Prasad has quite a few more warm scents to try out.
“LUHO in Tagalog represents the comforts of life and real pleasure,” explains Prasad. “We relate those fond memories with familiar scents. It really is about how to live an assuring and extravagant lifestyle.”