About Us

Fragrances are part of who I am and set the mood for my day. I have found that fragrance can relax, calm and create beauty in a person and in a space. Fragrance can evoke a memory and take you to a special moment and I love how it can make you feel.

I wanted to create something that I was passionate about. I took a candle making class and I decided that I wanted to MAKE UNIQUELY FRAGRANCED CANDLES! I researched and found that soy wax was the best to use because of it’s eco-friendly and renewable nature. I sourced the best wax, phthalate free fragrances, vessels and 100% all cotton wicks that I could find to create a clean burning candle. I started to play with different scents and created some unique fragrances from the very beginning. I am also a perfumer and my knowledge has allowed me to expand my ability to blend beautiful fragrances. I am proud of our one of a kind unique scents and I am happy to share them with you so that you can fill your homes and spaces. Our little business has grown and I’ve become skilled in my craft. I'm passionate about bringing you superior quality candles, poured one at a time.

We are a small, family run business based in sunny Southern California. We proudly offer: unique handmade soy candles, perfume oils, wax melts, organic lavender sachets, candle accessories, shower steamers, eye pillows and neck warmers. 

Diana Gonzales, Owner & Maker

I am an early-retired, stay at home grammy. I have a passion for handmade goods and supporting makers. In Nov 2015, I took a leap of faith and began Lavender Apothecary. I am doing something I love and I'm passionate about it! God is awesome!

Johnny Gonzales, Owner & Logistics

Husband, dad and Grampy! Works as a Construction Project Superintendent by day and all around helper on the weekends! Packs and unpacks,sets up for all markets and then takes down,packs and unpacks again! Johnny is the strength of Lavender Apothecary!


Louie Gonzales, Online Sales & Website

Works as a Special Events Operations Lead at Disneyland Resort by day and our remote online support! Built our website to sell our amazing products, helps photograph all products for the site and social media. Johnny is the digital side of Lavender Apothecary!