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The Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription Box Review – Apr 2016

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The Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription Box is a monthly candle-based subscription service based out of Washington, D.C.  Each month you can expect a mystery soy candle and a treat that complements the candle.



My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)



The Subscription Box: Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription

The Cost: $25.00 per month (less with 3, 6,12 month or seasonal commitments)

COUPON: For a limited time, use code HEYMAMA to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: Subscribers can expect one 8oz or 9oz handmade soy candle and a treat.

Ships to: US only

Check out the Candle Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription to your subscription list or wishlist!



Front and Back of business card and subscription info card


Lots of inserts came with my first box from Handmade Habitat.  I took a ton of extra photos since it’s our first time reviewing this subscription service.  Left to right, we have a welcome card, a subscription account card, and this month’s product card.  I was a little bit confused by the last card, and you’ll see why in a moment.  Otherwise, I see the purpose for all the cards included.


Here’s my two products in the box, everything else was just foam noodles for extra protection.  My box was packaged and received in great condition.




HH – Aloe+Green Tea Soy Candle (9oz) – $18.00

Going back to the product card, it says Clear Mind, Sweet Spearmint Soy Candle…those are the names of two other candles available in the Handmade Habitat shop.  I’m not sure if all April subscribers received one or the other candle.  In my case, I have neither and I was left scratching my head.  Also, online sometimes it says these jars are 9.5oz and others say just 9oz.   Either way, it smells amazing!  I would have never purchased this on my own because the name sounded so plain to me. (#truth) But! I’m so in love with it’s soft fragrance I can’t describe it!  It just smells like home.  I’ve moved the candle from my master bath to the living room.  It’s just that good.  This candle is part of HH’s Mantra Candle Line, and is said to be great for Spring weather and relaxing nights.  



Jasmine Green Tea (1 or 2 oz?) – $4.00

I have no idea how many ounces of tea I received.  But it appears that I have enough for at least 6 cups of teas?  Jasmine tea is said to be great for a number of reasons: fights bacteria, prevents cancer, anti-aging, and even anti-depressant.  It smells legit and it came out pretty good with my DIY tea bag. LOL.  You’ll find more pictures of both products in use at the very end of the review.


Verdict:  This month, Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription had an estimated retail value of $22.00!  Not bad.  If you have a coupon, that brings the estimated value just over the cost.  This is the first month, and I really like this subscription already!  It’s a small operation (I love new/underdog brands), the product is of great quality and the surprise treat had significant sustenance.  Changes I would suggest are continuity of labels and ads with the online shop, and a list of ingredients included in the box, on the candle or treat; or posted online somewhere like in the FAQs.

What are your thoughts on Handmade Habitat Candle Subscription?  

Here are some addition pictures of the products in use:







Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
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  1. Wow! Didn’t expect a review of our box but I’m glad you liked the scent! As a one person operation I did totally overlook the fact that I indicated the wrong scent on the “in this box” insert and realized it after everything had already shipped out this month! The April box’s scent was an Aloe + Green Tea “Soothe the Soul” candle.

    Thanks for supporting and showcasing my business. I think it’s so important to support one another in the maker community, especially WoC, as one commenter pointed out. Enjoy the subscription!

    Amina, owner + maker
    Handmade Habitat

  2. The box would make a lovely gift! I may order that candle solo for myself!

  3. You forgot to mention that not only is the company a small business, it’s also a WoC-owned business which is super exciting! Many people (including myself) love finding new businesses of color to support. Can’t wait to try out her products!

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