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Makana means “gift” in Hawaiian. Traditional Hawaiian beliefs contend that people, animals, and the land do not exist independently of one another. Rather, all of our destinies are intertwined.

Makana believes in the beauty of living well, clean design and creating fresh, botanical-based products. These candles are not manufactured by the thousands in a factory, but are hand-poured and hand-blended in small batches in-house in a California studio using artisanal techniques.

Located in Laguna Hills, California.

clean. uncomplicated. minimal.

Makana believes in a clean, minimal, uncomplicated ingredient list and process. Their methods and philosophy are rooted in both the traditional and modern. They strive to live each day filled with balance within themselves, harmony with each other and respect for the land and sea. This way of life is based on aloha.

Makana Candles in Houston


Makana believes in slowing down, unplugging and recognizing the beauty in the moment. Fragrance creates new memories with each new experience. But more importantly, fragrance evokes stored memories, transporting us thousands of miles in an instant – to a person, to a place, to a moment frozen in time, reliving an experience that may have seemed to have been gone forever.

Makana products are crafted in the same way that artisans have been creating their hand-made goods for many years – meticulously selecting each ingredient and blending by hand in small batches to produce a quality, one-of-a-kind product. Inside Makana’s studio, you won’t find large equipment or factory-style machinery. Instead, you will find small melters, pouring pots and hand-blenders. You will find containers and boxes of natural ingredients and bottles of premium oils. You will also find many beautiful labels and fine, hand-crafted packaging made with environmentally-safe materials.

Through their products, they strive to combine passion for the environment and love of simple design with west coast, tropical sensibilities and Hawaiian ties. Following the Hawaiian tradition of malama i ka ‘aina (caring for the land), they ensure that each of their products are made and packaged with carefully-selected ingredients that are both kind to the environment and our health. In this spirit, Makana believes that by taking care of the land and its inhabitants, it will in turn take care of us and provide the gifts of sustenance, balance, health, and well-being.

Makana Candle Scents Carried at Source Vitál Apothecary + Beauty Market:

  • Acacia Sandalwood
  • Coastal Cypress
  • Lavender Tangerine
  • Neroli Blossom
  • Rosewater
  • Sea Salt
  • White Pearl Tuberose
  • and Seasonal Scents when available

How to Buy Makana Candles in Houston

Stop by Source Vitál Apothecary + Beauty Market at 1291 N. Post Oak, Suite 125, Houston, TX 77055 during business hours. Or, you can always order online at