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

Inspired by nature and rooted in mindfulness, our work is consciously hand crafted to be healthy for the body, home and Mother Earth.


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


Our candles burn cleanly to enrich your home's atmosphere


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


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. 



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 candles can have on the environment, home, and ultimately, body.

As a lifelong DIYer, she started making her own 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 dabbles in hand lettering, creative consulting and is a yoga teacher.