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Our Story

Something that always makes me feel welcomed at home is lighting a candle in my favorite scent. It’s something from my childhood that always gives me a warm and cozy feeling. Reminiscent of the memories when I would go to my grandparent’s house and the inviting glow of candles so warmly welcomed me in. The scent of Grandma’s spiced cookies baking in the oven, or the fresh cut flowers on the table forever embedded a feeling, one that I want to share with you.

I used to scour the shelves of my favorite home boutiques in search of the perfect scents. So often I would fall in love with a scent and opt to buy the candle, only to be saddened when I found out the candle was harmfully made or used unsafe ingredients.

When I first decided to create Homemade by Aja soy candles, it started as a mission to make candles that were safe and I could trust to burn in my home and share with my family and friends. It was that desire that formed a passion for hand selecting and creating scents that take me back to my happiest memories growing up – Nights spent around the fire with loves ones, with baked goods being whipped up in the kitchen, to cool nights in the backyard with my family.

Being a stay-at-home mom and wanting to provide early education for my daughter was crucial. That was when I decided this new-found passion could help give Marin an early learning foundation, socialization, and structure we knew she would thrive from. To my strong, smart, and compassionate daughter, Marin, this is all for you.

I hope you will find the nostalgia I seek to share with you, in each of my carefully crafted scents.  Each were hand poured with love, by me, uniquely for you.

- Aja