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Gemtera's Unique (LA) Experience

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It was an honor and a blast being featured at Unique LA this weekend.  Where else can you meet so many other creative L.A. brands and be shopped by thousands of L.A.'s finest, including celebrities like the beautiful, talented @JanuaryJones and @TiffaniThiessen?  We're looking forward to attending again soon, with our Clear & Colorful, Gemmy lineup . . .  

Extra credit to the Unique Markets team, and their generous sponsors: Bundaberg Drinks, Califia Farms and GTS Kombucha, for keeping everybody hydrated with delicious drinks.  Thanks also to our new friends and neighbors Rose Gypsy (also a talented photog), Tiny Glacier (fancy ice cubes with ingredients so they don't dilute) and hundreds of new friends and customers this weekend.  This was a lot of fun!  

For all of you trying us for the first time, THANK YOU for putting your trust in us!  You are among the early friends and family who will always be on our special list for discounts, new products, and other treats.  

Here are some of the clear and colorful favorites with our L.A. base at the show (Note: we do free deliveries in L.A. County):  

The Lotus Gem Candle 

Available here.

Available here.

Smooth and Creamy Lip Balms

Available here!

Available here!

Our New Citrus Orange (2-Tone) Gem Candle

. . . with Real Citrus Essential Oils.  Available here, here & here!

. . . with Real Citrus Essential Oils.  Available here, here & here!

Magnetic Steel & Leather Bangles

(Turqoise Was a Favorite)  Available here!

Why Gem Candles Are the Best Candles Available?

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1.  Gem Candles are The Prettiest

Gem Candles are vivid, clear and colorful.  Since they’re translucent, they shimmer and shine like no other candle on Earth. Gem Candles glow like raregems!

Glow Like a Gem - Burning Stacking Gem Candle - 15+ hours

Gem Candles come in many beautiful colors, from deep blue candles to lustrous, fire red candles, and in gorgeous, custom crystal and glass containers. They fill any room with luxurious, radiant candle light, setting a sexy and romantic atmosphere.  Explore our container candle offerings or just keep on reading. Here are a few of our favorites:

Lotus Gem Candle

Rainbow Tealight Bouquet - Burn time: 60 hours (total)

Skull Candle - Crystal Skull - Burn time: 50 hours

2.  Gem Candles are The Longest Burning Candles

Our unique candles are extremely long-burning – three times longer burning than any other kind of candle.  Our big, candle centerpieces can last you a year.*  Even our adorable small Stacking Tea Light Gem Candles burn 16 hours each, many hours longer than the next-best tea lights.

The reason our candles burn long is the efficient, natural oils which are clean burning too without harmful chemicals.

Crystal Cauldron Gem Candle, with Lid - 300+ Hours  

*Long-Burning Candles – With ordinary burns of about 3 hours, our Crystal Centerpiece Gem Candle burns over 350 hours!

3.  Gem Candles are the Cleanest Burning, Best Scented Candles

Gemtera’s clear and colorful scented candles incorporate a natural, mineral oil that makes for extraordinarily clean burning candles.  Tests have established that mineral oil candles are up to 80% cleaner than conventional candles.  That’s better for you and the environment. 

And the mineral oil base is much better at holding delicious scents and essential oils, clean and pure, making Gemtera’s the best-smelling candles out there.

For a relaxing, aromatherapy session, try our organic Lavender essential oil candles: Lotus Gem Candle.

For a cleansing, amp up your Zen with our serene, crystal clear Bamboo Scented Gem Candles available in different sizes, including Mason Jar size and Skull Candles (creates an appearance of fire dancing on water).

For something cheerful and energizing, try our bright Mango Scented Gem Candles.

Explore our Mason Jar Candles, Centerpiece Candles, and Man Candles (Skull Candles).

Please feel free to leave us a comment or Contact Us with any questions. Also, post your pictures of Gem Candles on Instagram with #GemCandle and #Gemtera.

Hidden Gems of San Diego - New Product and Winner Announcement

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UPDATE:  After a month of "hard" work visiting dozens of the beautiful treasures of San Diego suggested by our participants, we have selected winners for our Hidden Gems of San Diego contest.  With so many outstanding leads (like the breathtaking whole-city views of Kate Sessions Park, hidden shopping in caves of La Jolla, and a canyon-crossing walking bridge in the woods downtown!), it was very difficult to pick just one "Gem" as our inspiration for a new product. 

In the end, the answer for our product inspiration was staring (and oftentimes licking) us right in the face.  San Diego's is filled with PUPPIES!!!  Our beaches, parks, and even businesses all seem to boast puppy-friendly accommodations, and a general love for animals unparalleled in any other American city.  San Diego is the home of world-class zoos, Aquariums, dog parks and beaches, a sprawling Safari Park, and the Scripps Center for Oceanography, among many other treasures. 

San Diego loves its pets and wildlife so much, we decided that our next product should be dedicated to puppies.  So, without further ado, we are proud to announce:

Gemtera's New PUP SOAP:  With built-in finger-like projections that massage and get right into the fur, our new Pup Soap is unlike any other on the market.  The cute dog-bone shape is functional as well, establishing a firm grip in its indentations so the soap won't slip away.  This is a thick bar of mild, gentle soap, with lots of unique benefits:

  • A non-slip, ergonomic "dog bone" shape, with ample, thick brush zones;
  • "Finger-like projections" built right into the shape for a massaging, brushing shampoo experience;
  • Vitamin E:  Skin-nourishing, and calming, this vitamin is especially good for doggies with sensitive skin, and promotes overall health as an antioxidant;
  • Castor Oil:  The best essential oil for a shiny coat, this oil also promotes skin health and is soothing;
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil:  A rare, natural flea and tick protection option, this oil is also a key part of our formulation;
  • Mild glycerine and hypo-allergenic coconut soap base;
  • No SLS, No preservatives, No unnatural ingredients!

Thanks to everyone who has already tried our new Pup Soap, giving us so much encouragement and helpful feedback!  Since all of your suggestions helped, we have decided that EVERYONE who participated will get a free soap!!!  Just visit us any time at any of the many markets we are participating in, and get your free copy of our soon-to-be-patent-pending Pup Soap!  :) 

Come See us at these markets:

Tuesdays - Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers` Market from 2 - 7 pm.

Select Saturdays - Little Italy Mercato Farmers` Market from 8 - 2 pm.

Select Sundays - Hillcrest Farmers Market from 9 - 2 pm.

Sundays - La Jolla Open Aire Market from 9 - 1 pm.