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A scent is an extension of your personality, like your favorite outfit or how you take your coffee in the mornings.

A scent completely shifts the mood in a room, like creating a romantic atmosphere or a relaxing meditation zone.

A scent is self-indulgent, like a delicate Laduree macaron or a juicy Cosmopolitan quiz.

Scents are a vibe.

We’re on a mission to add a touch of self-care to your daily life (no matter how busy you get) with custom fragrances that bring positivity, inspiration, and relaxation into your home.

Any moment can be a me-time moment with the right candle

Individually Hand-Crafted

We carefully hand-craft every single one of our candles in small batches. 

The process is equal parts science and art. We custom-blend every fragrance experimenting with unexpected mixes until we find the right balance. Then we test to ensure the intensity and power is just right. We’re picky. If we don’t like it, we go back to square one. Simple as that. You only get the best blends after they’ve gone through our rigorous sniff tests. 

We only use 100% soy wax and a double cotton wick (for our large format candles) to give you an even and slow burn. Our ceramic vessel is a sleek ivory color that harmoniously fits into your home. We let the fragrance do the talking. 

All CarteHaus products are free of phthalates, parabens, mineral oils, paraffin wax, and formaldehyde. None of our products or ingredients are tested on animals. 

Selfish Is Not A Dirty Word

We are reclaiming the word selfish. We all deserve to put ourselves first, even if it’s just for a moment of the day. Sometimes, it can be as simple as lighting a candle, just for you to enjoy. 

We’ve priced our products in a way that we can offer you premium quality and luxurious fragrances you can use guilt-free. Our scents are meant to be used and enjoyed. From adding an olfactory soundtrack to a special occasion, to accompanying you through the day as a signature scent—enjoy them, you deserve it.

Environmentally Conscious

We believe that every action we take has an impact beyond ourselves. This is why we only use sustainable materials (no endangered or rare ingredients) and avoid plastics wherever possible. As we grow our small business, we’ll continue pursuing opportunities to give back to the Earth and our community.

Elevate your routine with unique scents that are an extension of your personality, mood, and vibe.

Our Story

From candle obsessed, to scent designer.

I simply had to smell them all.

I had my favorites, but loved the possibility of finding my new can't-live-without candle on the next sniff. 

Eventually, my candle obsession backfired. I craved something different but couldn't find it. I HAD smelled them all! 

I took matters into my own hands and started creating scent blends. 

Suddenly, there were no rules. Clean scents didn’t have to smell like fresh laundry, salt could be romantic, and whiskey could be cozy. Along with the unexpected came the unique fragrances I was craving. 

Fragrances that helped me unwind after a stressful day, or keep me company at 6 am, as I try to convince myself that I'm a morning person. Fragrances that could make an ordinary day more self-indulgent.

This obsession with scent is not just mine, it’s ours. 

What started as a personal treat suddenly became a business—CarteHaus.

Now, as a fragrant-forward lifestyle brand, we seek to inspire you to embrace the selfish moments in your daily life. Our products are meant to be used and enjoyed, not saved for a special occasion—you deserve the nice candle.

Megan Carte, CEO, Founder, and Chief Chandler

Meet The Founder - Megan

I'm a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur with a background in esthetics, nutrition, the arts, and chemistry. 

In 2020, I launched my first product-based business, a skincare line. Soon after, I launched my second business, candle making. After growing two businesses side by side, I took the best from both and merged them to create CarteHaus — a fragrance-forward lifestyle brand. My ongoing curiosity to try new things inspired me to experiment with unexpected blends of scents that you can smell in every CarteHaus product. 

Originally from Florida, I seek to bring an element of oceanic calmness and bliss to everything I create. Today, you can find me in local makers' markets in my new home, Northern Virginia, where you can experience CarteHaus.  

My story is not a traditional entrepreneurship journey, the twists and turns I took along the way have all contributed to what CarteHaus is today. I'm open to sharing my story in the hopes of inspiring others to take the leap and experiment with their passions. I'm available for guest writing and speaking opportunities. You can contact me at