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Ghost Poppy

The Whaley House Candle

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Labeled "The Most Haunted Home in America" the Whaley House sits on the site of the former hanging gallows and next to the old town cemetery. As if the hanged criminals and buried dead didn't bring enough spirits to the house, six members of the Whaley family died and still linger today. Driftwood, Sea Salt, and Tobacco take you to this seaside house in the heart of old town. 

Each candle comes with a QR code to scan to learn about the haunted history!


Top: Driftwood, Sea Salt, Tobacco

Middle: Oud, Juniper, Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon

Base: Olibanum, Incense, Vanilla, Vetiver

Haunted History

Located in Old Town San Diego, California and was crowned the "Finest Home in Southern California '' at its completion in 1857, now it is reported to be the "Most Haunted Home in America ''.

Built by Thomas Whaley to be the gathering place for the community. Besides the Whaley family home, it was also San Diego’s first commercial theater, the second county courthouse, and a bilingual general store.

The property was infamous amongst the community as the site where horse thief Yankee Jim Robinson was publicly executed, and now haunts the house. Jim was too tall for the gallows constructed, and instead of a quick hanging, he suffocated slowly.

The house is haunted by many members of the Whaley family; baby Thomas Jr who died at 18 months due to scarlet fever, Violet Whaley shot herself in the chest at 22, Anna, Francis, George, and Corinne Lillian Whaley who all died in the house.

Learn more here


All candles are made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax, fragrance oils, and organic cotton-core wicks. The fragrances we use are paraben-free, phthalate-free, and are never tested on animals.

How to use

Following Candle Care helps to ensure product quality + longevity. We highly recommend following each of the following steps:

Trim your candle's wick to 1/4" before each lighting or once your candle has cooled.

Never attempt to trim a burning candle.

Discard the snipped portion in the trash; never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar.

The wick should always remain centered and away from the sides of the vessel.

Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar during each burn to prevent tunneling.


Safety first - because candles contain a small flame, we encourage following these rules:

Never leave a candle burning unattended, near a draft, or in reach of children or pets.

Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

Stop burning your candle when only 1/4" of wax remains.

Do not pick up a burning candle or immediately after it's been blown out.

Protect the surface underneath the candle no matter the material.

*Ghost Poppy shall not be held responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses resulting from the use of products. Purchasing Ghost Poppy products signifies your acceptance of this statement and releases Ghost Poppy from all liability. Please be safe when playing with fire. The description provided is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

Product Information

Our candles are hand poured in glass candle containers with labels made for high heat.

8 fluid oz (7.7 oz net weight)

3" wide x 4" tall

40 hour burn time

  • Superior Scents

    All our fragrance oils are phthalate, paraben, and sulfate free.

  • Non Toxic

    Our bases in our Room Spray and Reed Diffusers are free of pesticides, dyes, chemical fertilizers, and other synthetic additives.

  • Plant Based

    All our products are vegan, meaning containing no animal products. We also make sure all our sourced ingredients are not tested on animals or containing animal products.

  • 100% Witchy

    All our products are blended in an environment that is imbued with beauty and harmony, and created with loving hands.