All Natural Soy Wax Candles and Beauty Goods for Slow, Mindful Living

Consciously Crafted to be healthy for the body, home, and Mother Earth

Photo by Danielle Finney

Photo by Danielle Finney

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

Handmade Habitat was born from the desire to live more mindfully, walk more lightly, and be more active in our everyday choices. Founder Amina Ahmad started making candles in her college apartment while getting her degree in Environmental Science and Policy. After learning about the toxic effects our everyday products can have on our home, environment, and health, she started making her own eco-friendly all natural soy wax candles and beauty goods in between writing papers on how handmade is better for the environment. A business born from slow, steady growth and lots of long days at summer craft fairs, Handmade Habitat is now based out of a small sunny studio in the Langdon neighborhood of Washington, DC, and is carried in 50+ stores throughout the United States.

Each of our candles is hand poured, each of our beauty goods hand-blended, and each product hand packaged by our small team of makers, and maker-friends who help bring our non-candle + beauty dreams to life. We aim to bring a sense of calm and direction to our chaotic lives, and each of our goods is crafted and scented to enhance all your intentions. And don’t we all need a little more intention in our lives?

Healthy for the body, home, and Mother Earth. Learn more about our materials, processes, and ingredients here.


 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