About Us

Okapi Candle Co. is a one-woman (and two feline!) team hand-pouring soy wax candles and other home fragrances in Spanaway, WA. Motivated by a love of wildlife and a desire to assist in conservation efforts across the country, these candles are made and packaged by hand with love and care. 10% of all online sales (yes, that's 10% of sales, not just profits!) are donated to Defenders of Wildlife, an organization that helps preserve the habitat of native species here in the United States. 

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  • Kelly

    Owner & Operator

  • Strudel


  • Pretzel

    Head of Security

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About Our Products

Fun and Eco-Friendly

We aren't just inspired to protect wildlife, but also our environment. We use only recyclable and reusable materials for our product packaging and shipping.

Proudly Made in the United States

Made by hand with love and care in Washington State. The raw materials we use to make our products are all sourced from fellow businesses here in the United States.

Our Scents

We take great pride in producing high-quality candles for gift givers and animal lovers alike. All our candles are made in small, hand-poured batches with 100% vegan-friendly soy wax. Our candle-making supplies are sourced from companies in the U.S. to support our more local economies and reduce our carbon footprint. We do not use any one-use plastic in our products or packaging--all the materials you'll receive are reusable or recyclable. 

Our fragrances are inspired by the beauty of nature across the globe. Those with a keen eye for fauna and flora may notice that all our scents are matched with animals who don't just match them in personality, but in geography too. Not only does this help our customers understand and appreciate living things all around the world, but it's also a fun way to learn about where all our favorite smells come from! 

Since our brand is focused on what is available around us, we emphasize scents that come from things like forests, flowers, and the ocean. Our fragrances are therefore more earthy, more fresh, or more subdued than those of many mass-produced candle companies. Even our brightest florals and richest woods do not smell powdery, cloying, or overengineered. If you're someone who loves the smell of a fresh bouquet, a summer hike, or a day at the beach, you'll love what we've got to offer!

California Prop 65 warning: This product can potentially expose you to chemicals, such as soot from burning wicks, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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