Frequently Asked Questions


What is a soy candle?

Soy candles are made from soy wax. It is a clean burning alternative to traditional wax candles, which are generally made from petroleum based waxes. Soy wax candles burn cleaner and longer than traditional candles and are great for the environment. All of the soy wax in Handmade Habitat candles come from USA produced soy beans. 


How fragrant are these candles?

Handmade Habitat soy candles are fragrant to the point of accenting your home environment, but not being the neediest thing in the room. Our candles are pleasant, not overwhelming, and become the background of your life. They will fill a medium sized room beautifully and can burn for hours. Our fragrance oils and essential oils all fall within one of the following categories: all natural fragrance oil, essential oil, organic essential oil. We are dedicated to improving your indoor air quality and health, as well as doing right by Momma Earth.  


Can the jars and tins be reused after the candle is burned out?

Absolutely! Check out our blog post on how to clean out your jars, and keep an eye on our Instagram feed to see how we reuse them ourselves! 


Where do you ship to?

We ship everywhere in the USA through our website, and everywhere around the globe through our Etsy shop.


My package arrived damaged! What do I do?

Email a photo of (1) the damaged item and (2) the package as you received it to and we'll send you a replacement ASAP.


Who makes these?

All of our products are made in Washington, DC at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse by owner and maker Amina Ahmad. We're a highly productive, small operation. 


Where can I smell these in real life?

We sell our work at various farmers and crafts markets. Check the Market & Pop-Up schedule here. You can also visit one of our many stockists across the US.