The Starling Project

Juniper and Saffron Starling Candle - Give Back


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"Help light the world with clean energy, one candle at a time." - The Starling Project

We are truly inspired by the work of the The Starling Project. They are on a mission to provide solar energy to communities in need around the world. Their candles help create support for solar energy for those in need. The idea is light for light. Norsu Haus was so deLIGHTed to offer The Starling Project remarkable candles where sales go back to supporting the mission of The Starling Project.


Firstly they are light for light. The give back elements glows brightly. Secondly the designs are elegant, modern, and chic, and did we mention the divine scent of juniper and saffron?


Juniper and Saffron Candle

A sultry scent rich with deep saffron notes paired with delicate juniper offering a deeply demure experience.

Where We Keep It? Our favorite spots are in the entrance hall to welcome guests and lift their spirits, and in the living room to allow the gentle aromas to dance around us.

Juniper and Saffron Candle

The Starling Project candles are hand-poured in Brooklyn, New York and are composed of soy wax, recycled glass, cotton wicks and ethically-sourced essential oils.

6.5 Oz Candle

Natural Soy Wax

Cotton Wick

Recycled Glass Votive

60+ Hour Burn Time


The Starling Project

The Starling Project was founded in 2015 by Sterling McDavid with the mission of providing solar energy to communities in need around the world.

As Sterling traveled around the world with UNICEF, where she is a Director on the New York Board, Sterling has witnessed many humanitarian issues first hand. In countries such as Rwanda, Vietnam and Jamaica, Sterling has seen UNICEF saving lives.

Sterling founded The Starling Project in 2015 with the simple idea of creating candles that would engage people in a tangible way to help support solar energy for those in need. The idea is light for light. The hope is that each Starling Project customer will enjoy a quality candle while simultaneously knowing that he or she is helping someone in need. In its short life span, The Starling Project has proudly given over $200,000 to UNICEF for life-saving solar projects in Rwanda and Chad.

Sterling received UNICEF’s Champion for Children Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama for her efforts.

The Starling Project provides development of solar power systems in countries such as Rwanda by supporting UNICEF through the sale of hand-poured candles made in Brooklyn, NY.

The World Energy Outlook 2016 shows nearly 1.2 billion people are without access to electricity, and more than 632 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (two-thirds of the population) live without electricity.

We believe all people have a right to a safe, healthy life. Sustainable, long-term solar power provides light, safety, health, education and so much more.



If you choose gift wrap then your gift is carefully wrapped in tissue paper and boxed in a luxuriously thick white gift box chosen to endure. Your message is handwritten on an extra thick card with an inspirational quote on one side (quotes vary). A small 2" square Norsu Haus information card is packed inside your gift. Your notecard is slipped under the taffeta ribbon that ties around the gift box for a neat finish.


We currently offer shipping only within the US. Each gift box is packaged by us with love and care and shipped with FedEx ground service. You'll receive the tracking details once your order has been processed.