We are the product of a do-it-yourself mindset colliding with the dream of a sustainable world.

Handmade Habitat is an all natural soy wax candle and beauty goods company for slow, mindful living.

Our work is consciously crafted with only the purest, natural, sustainable materials from the Earth to be healthy for the body, home, and Mother Earth.

We believe that when we slow down, take care of ourselves and the environment, everyone wins.



Our beauty products are all natural, and good for your skin + soul



Our candles burn cleanly to illuminate and enrich your home’s atmosphere + energy



We use eco-friendly materials in our work to work with the Earth, not against it




Handmade by Amina Ahmad

Artist and chandler Amina Ahmad grew up in the rolling hills and bushy woods of the less glamorous parts of Maryland. After beginning her studies in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland, she soon discovered the toxic effects that traditionally-made candles have on the environment, home, and ultimately, body.

As a lifelong DIYer, she started making her own non-toxic, eco-friendly soy candles in her college apartment. By using only natural materials, her candle creations would purely and non-toxically illuminate the home, uplift the spirit, and inspire the soul. Amina also co-organizes the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring, dabbles in creative consulting, and is a yoga teacher.

Photo by Wole Ajagbe for The Whiff Co

Photo by Wole Ajagbe for The Whiff Co



Our Philosophy

The world is chaotic but interconnected. The choices we make every day have consequences, and home is center for our worlds. This is the philosophy we bring to our work.

We aim to bring a sense of calm and direction to our multifaceted lives. Centering and grounding at home so we can venture out into the busy world ready to face it head on and be inspired by the miracles of everyday life.

Our work uses eco-friendly materials, we boast a recycling program, our products fit a vegan-friendly lifestyle, and we do our best to live and make with a minimal footprint.