Lucerna Planta believes that women’s rights are human rights. We believe that honest storytelling & beautiful design combined have the power to move mountains. We believe in ethically-sourced materials; in reusing, repurposing, and recycling.
Lucerna Planta founder, Ali Miller, didn't plan to become a chandler. In fact, Ali didn't care too much about anything beyond her family, friends, work, great food and travel. This is, until 2016. In the midst of a cross-country road trip with her husband she became - as the kids are calling it - woke. Woke to the possible implications of our newest presidential results. Woke to the inconsistent human rights policies from state to state. Woke to the fact that if she wasn't part of the movement towards a cleaner & more equal, positive future, she was going to consider herself part of the problem.
When she settled down in Charleston, SC she was intent on making a difference - even if it was a small one. She learned the art of candle pouring and quickly fell in love with the positive impact a candle can have in a person's life.
All of Lucerna Planta's signature scents are inspired by a real woman in Miller's life. Their stories have been synthesized into a few relatable sentences - sentences that are meant to inspire the person on the receiving end to be bolder, braver, and happier. When a buyer purchases a candle, 20% of the profits are donated to a non-profit that was selected by the female inspiration; a non-profit that aligns with that candle's core intention.
When Miller is not acting as Event Director of Charleston Wine + Food she continues to test, design & pour candles from her home in Charleston. Lucerna Planta is currently sold online and at Miller Gallery and Mac & Murphy in downtown Charleston, SC.