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Nourish Your Senses.


The meaning of life

is to find your gift.

The purpose of life

is to give it away.

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Born and raised in Orange County, California, Jennifer Rhee spent the most of her childhood immersing herself in DIY crafting books and arts. Her favorite hobby was making gifts by hand and sharing them with her friends and family. After graduating at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a major in Apparel Manufacturing Management, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles to establish a career in the fashion industry with design and merchandising. During the 12 years of her fashion career, her passion for candlemaking leisurely continued along with the influences of her love for travel to enjoy nature and explore wordly cultures.


The French name “LAIT” was founded from Jennifer’s appreciation for French design and their “Joie de Vivre” way of life; from admiring arts and fashion to being surrounded by her mother’s large collection of vintage French furniture. She made her first order of 175 candles custom made for a Breast Cancer Charity event that her brother, Jason Rhee of Rheefined Company planned which eventually embarked LAIT Candles as a custom candle company. Now, Jennifer runs her full-service small-batch candle company and hand-pours luxury candles out of her studio in West Hollywood. She has partnered with many reputable brands like Rimowa Luggage and Quixote Production Studios creating custom candles.


LAIT is an independently owned, Los Angeles-based candle company offering hand-poured, sustainable soy candles and home fragrances, specializing in full-service custom candles. Offering a palette of over 15 luxurious signature scents, each candle is hand-poured with 100% American-grown soy wax, herbal essential oils, and body-grade fragrance oils that are free of phthalates and harmful additives. To continue the tradition of artisanal candlemaking, special care and attention goes into every hand-crafted design detail.

Our candles are sustainably made for the eco-conscious individual in mind that appreciates minimalistic and functional design with a taste for the luxurious lifestyle. Thoughtfully designed for the art of gift-giving, every LAIT commodity, from our hand-poured fragranced reed diffusers to every custom candle, encompass the mantra to evoke sensations that leave you with lasting impressions personal to you or nostalgically any moment in life.

LAIT is an advocate of women’s rights and children empowerment, supports LGBTQ communities and animal welfare.

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