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Malibu Apothecary was inspired by Founder Claire Ellis’s love for travel, wellness, and all things luxury. This passion for travel led her all around the globe. From spending months living on the Côte d'Azur to solo trips exploring Asia, Claire believed no beach should be left unexplored. Based on the science that scent is the strongest trigger of memory, Claire started pouring candles as a hobby in her Southern California apartment in between her travels, aiming to capture the spirit of the places she visited through fragrance. Here, she discovered the toxicity and unethical standards prevalent throughout the candle industry. 

Specifically, she discovered that most candle brands use paraffin, a petroleum by-product that comes in the form of a black sludge found at the bottom of oil barrels. This wax is bleached white using 10x the concentration of our household bleach. When this wax is burned, carcinogenic chemicals, known to cause health problems, are released with toxins into our home. Claire knew there must be a better way to enjoy not only candles but life. Thus, she strived to create a product that promoted both a cleaner Earth and cleaner living without having to compromise on price, scent, or experience.
 
After early production led to a few small fires, some stained wood floors, and a lost rent deposit, Malibu Apothecary candles now use clean-burning coconut wax and sustainably sourced essential oil-infused fragrances to support their mission of creating cleaner candles for a cleaner Earth. Additionally, 20% of sales are donated directly to coastal conservation efforts. These coastal candles take the names and notes of these places, working with the local communities of these exotic locales such as the Cayman Islands Board of Tourism, to create scents that will transport you through candlelight to a beach far away. 
 
Today, Malibu Apothecary crafts olfactory experiences through their transportive fragrances that capture Claire’s cultivated passion for travel and clean, non-toxic living.


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"Give the gift of light with Malibu Apothecary’s luxury coconut wax candles. Notes inspired by exotic beaches will allow you to escape with an aroma more divine than its aesthetic. Perfect to send to a loved one this summer, you can even personalize these handcrafted comforts. Visit www.malibuapothecary.com and follow @malibuapothecary on Instagram. "
A Flavour of Vogue
British Vogue - April 27, 2020
"The bloggers and social media mavens at the brunch covered the spectrum from beauty to lifestyle, fitness, family and wellness. Attendees received gift bags packed with goodies from Malibu Apothecary..."
50 of Shades of Blogging event let Palm Beach County influencers rub elbows with celebrities gifting Malibu Apothecary
Palm Beach Post - March 11, 2020
"With quality and luxury in mind, LE & Co gifted celebrities an unparalleled level of style and sophistication in beauty, health, home, travel and wellness, while supporting Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules) and her amazing foundation."
Luxury Experience & Co Set the Stage for the Ultimate Celebrity Gifting Lounge Experience with Malibu Apothecary
Bloomberg - January 08, 2020
PARTNERS
Charitable Partner
Malibu Apothecary and Heal The Bay are thrilled to announce our new partnership! This partnership supports Malibu Apothecary's mission to create clean coastal candles with clean ingredients that now give back to keep our coasts clean! 20% of the proceeds of an online purchase of the Classic Matte Candles go directly to Heal the Bay.
Charitable Partner
BCRF is proud to welcome Malibu Apothecary into our partner family! This year, Malibu Apothecary will be donating 20% of the purchase price of every Iridescent Pink candle sold online to BCRF. Based in Southern California, Malibu Apothecary creates luxury hand-poured candles that are rich in aesthetic and aroma. Each candle's notes and names are inspired by exotic islands or beaches traveled, from Malibu to Montauk and Cayman to Cap-D'Ail, aiming to take you on a scent journey. You can feel good about each burn, as all their candles are made from coconut and soy-based wax, and are non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. 20% of every online sale of the Iridescent Pink candle in all nine scents goes directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
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