Who is Milk Jar?

Started by one human

When Milk Jar was born in founder Holly Singer’s kitchen in November, 2016, it answered two of her desires: to bring clean-burning, beautifully smelling candles to the local market, and to be a vehicle for giving back. Years prior, while studying Kinesiology in University, Holly developed a close friendship with a boy with Cerebral Palsy and his mother. Forever struck by the resilience of people with disabilities and the barriers they face, it was Holly's goal to raise $500 in Milk Jar’s first year for programs that support learning and growth. Little did she know, Milk Jar would grow to make a far, far greater impact than she ever could have imagined.

To help all humans

Six years later, Milk Jar has become a household name in Calgary. Not only are we incredibly proud to model inclusive employment, we’re also known for our yearly donations to non-profits supporting initiatives toward inclusion and safe workplaces. We still make (incredibly awesome, plant-based and phthalate-free) candles, but we’ve also expanded to include reed diffusers and fragrances.

Milk Jar remains a locally manufactured staple in Canadian apothecary, with stockists across the country.

With your support, Milk Jar has raised over
as of May 2024

Your Feel Gooder Candle Co.

  • Supporting our communities

    Since 2016 we've donated $1 from every Milk Jar product to non-profits and initiatives that support inclusion. In 7 years we have donated over $300,000+

  • Building inviting spaces

    We create equitable professional opportunities as well as safe and inclusive workspaces for people with disabilities. We believe it is our human duty to lift each other up

  • Creating better goodies

    All Milk Jar products are free from toxic ingredients, and our workshops are designed to bring people together. We help you make scents make sense!

Meet the Milk Jarians

We’d say something joke-y here, but we’re just way too damn proud of our incredible team. 

  • Holly (she/her)


  • Pete (he/him)

    Marketing Manager

  • Rae (she/her)

    Wholesale Manager

  • Terry (he/him)

    Assistant Manager

  • Slamo (she/her)

    Graphic Design & Marketing

  • Lauren (she/her)

    Production & Retail

  • Sarah (she/her)

    Production & Retail

  • Mackenzie (she/her)

    Workshop Instructor

  • Amanda (she/her)

    Production & Retail

  • Jenn (she/her)

    Workshop & Customs Coordinator

  • Eri (she/they)

    Operations Lead

  • Charity (she/her)


  • Marlee (she/her)

    Warehouse & Fulfillment Supervisor

  • Andrew (they/them)

    Operations Lead & Workshop Instructor

  • Natasha (she/her)

    Production & Retail

  • Jade (she/her)

    Production & Retail

  • Chloe


  • Aurora


  • Rayn (he/him)

    Workshop Assistant

  • Bowie (she/her)

    Director of Barking

Stop by sometime!

Want to see where Milk Jars are born? Our 5100sq ft Calgary factory is as warm and welcoming as our candles and team. Come visit us to shop from our retail space, get to know our amazing people and get a sneak peek at the latest Milk Jar inventions…

visit the ol-factory