Our Story

Lighting a candle always sets an intention and atmosphere to any home or even a home-away-from-home.

As she lit candles to transform her own home, Charlene Kate Ditch - CEO, entrepreneur, and Chief Candle Maker – felt an ineffable sense of relaxation, despite the unprecedented times.

Like all of us, Charlene saw her daily routines drastically change during the pandemic, from canceling dinners with friends to business contracts suddenly changing their tune. As a soothing coping mechanism, she sought solace in the little rituals still available to her.

Charlene taught herself how to make candles that indulge not one, not two, but three of the senses: sight, smell, and sound. The candle-making process filled her with such purpose and delight that she felt inspired to share them with friends, family, and other loved ones whose embraces she missed.

All Havenly Candle Co.'s products are handcrafted with love by Charlene in San Diego. Okay, sometimes she lets her husband Ryan and dog Max join in the fun – safely, of course.

A few of her favorite things are: Champagne, traveling, spreadsheets, and spending time with Ryan and Max.