Handmade Candles, Jewelry, Crystals and Magical Things

498 Sales


Handmade Candles, Jewelry, Crystals and Magical Things

498 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Lori Hoch


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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 8, 2018

My shop is currently on Vacation.
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Lori Hoch

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Lori Hoch


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Maya Kelly

Maya Kelly on Apr 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Nice custom candle. I thought the item pictured was black so I requested black but the seller let me know that is not an option. I went with dark green and it worked out fine. Shipping was super fast. Thanks!

Sandra Suarez Dominguez

Sandra Suarez Dominguez on Apr 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This entire transaction has been a blessing. From answering my questions , helping me with the tracking information and amazing follow up. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience and the sage is amazing!!

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An Artists looking for a new meduim

I live and work in Dunedin Florida and have been painting since I was a very small child. Painting gives me a great feeling of peace and satisfaction. As time when on I tried many different mediums and found that etching and painting on handmade candles was wonderful. Not only am I getting to create a handmade candle with all the wonderful scents you can think of but I am able to paint and carve that candle to to bring it to life.
I find this to be my true art, a true Chandler!

All My items are Smudged with Sacred White Sage and all carry a beautiful energy.

My Mother is also a great help, she makes all the ceramic Tart Burners for me and they are beautifully done. She has been doing ceramics for over 40 years and has her own kiln and hand pours all the Tart Burners.

My Father, a woodworker since 2003, makes all the handmade wood items in my shop.
His delicate and beautiful woodworking has been a wonderful asset to Captive Essence's ability to bring you handmade candle holders and accessories.

Together we make a great team and make Captive Essence what it is today. :)

Shop members

  • Lori Ann Hoch

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Painting, Candle Making

    I started painting when I was just a young girl. I found painting to be very therapeutic for me and have been doing it ever since. One day in 2001 I started making candles and thought this would be a great medium for me to paint on.

  • Agnew Russle Hoch


    Agnew Russle Hoch is my father and has been wood working since 2003. He collects the wood from tree trimmings locally where he lives in Pennsylvania, and works the wood by hand and creates all the beautiful items available in my shop.

  • Mary Ann Hoch


    Mary Ann Hoch is my mother. Mary Ann has been doing ceramics since 1969. Located in Pennsylvania Mary Ann hand pours, hand paints and fires all her ceramic pieces in her own kiln. All the ceramic pieces available at my shop are handcrafted by her.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 28, 2017
Welcome to the wonderful world of Captive Essence. I strive to make the best handmade hand painted candles and soaps. I have found candles to be very soothing and wonderful and would love to share my creations with you.
All your feedback is important to me and I love new ideas so feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas and we will grown together.

thank you from the little candle makers
Lori Ann Hoch
Mary Ann Hoch
Agnew Russle Hoch

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
If you have any issues with the quality of my products please contact me first and I will do whatever I can to make you a happy Captive Essence customer.

Customized items are non refundable.

Customers may return NON custom goods for a full refund minus the shipping costs within 20 days of the purchase date.

Refunds will be issued when items are received back to me in good shape.
Buyer is responsible for all Shipping costs.

Returns must be returned using a shipping method that uses a tracking number. Also Packages must be insured for the proper amount in case of damage during return.
Tracking number when issued should then be emailed to me for confirmation and tracking.

Any Items lost, late or damaged in transit you will have to file a claim with for a refund on the purchase price. Priority Mail shipments are automatically insured up to a certain amount. First Class packages are not Insured unless Buyer requests insurance.

Be sure to confirm that your shipping address is correct. Refunds will not be issued for items shipped to an incorrect location.

thank you :)
You May use Visa, MasterCard,American Express,Discover and Esty Gift cards and Pay Pal.
If payments are not processed in a timely manner product will return to the shop to be resold.
All taxes and fees are included in your purchase
All items will ship USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate. Because of the weight of my candles this is the most economical way to ship. Any Items lost, late or damaged in transit you will have to file a claim with for a refund on the purchase price. Priority Mail shipments are automatically insured up to a certain amount.
International shipments are available please contact me for pricing
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel Free to contact me if you would like a custom painted candle made especially for you.

Candles need to be hugged don't forget! Burn your candle 1 hour for every inch across and when you out the candle put your hands around the top and give it a little hug pulling the sides in for better burning for next time.

Make sure to trim your wicks to a 1/4 inch before lighting, this will keep your candles from smoking.

Never leave a candle unattended.
Please read all safety labels on the bottom of your candles or safety literature that ships with your order.


Unscented: Unscented is void of added Scent, but it does not mean that it is odorless. Dyes, Wax and the Chemicals used in the manufacturing of my candles may have an odor.

Riding Mower Type:
The wonderful scent of freshly cut grass.

Mantown Type:
This masculine blend of spices, woods and musk is a awesome addition to any mancave!

First Down Type:
This Scent features a combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver, and leather! it is as exciting as game day

Secret Wonderland:
Wild gogi berries brighten up white gardenia petals, white sensual white amber and coconut musk enrich the back of this sweet fragrance.

Moonlight Path:
An ethereal, heavenly scent, this long lasting floral of French lavender, wild violet and musk envelops into a shimmering seductive essence of warmth and softness

The pleasing aroma of Kumquat Zest, Grated Lemon, Bergamot Rose Noir, Intoxicating Incense , Cardamom Frankincense, Earthy Patchouli, Amber.
It smells like a bookshop full of sweet musky amber pages from old antiquated books worth reading. You must experience dark patchouli essential oil to know it. It's beautifully nostalgic, comforting and relaxing

A splash of rain signals the beginning of spring! Fresh, floral and ozone notes blend with subtle tones of pretty rose petals and sensuous woods. Fresh & crisp like a rainy spring day

Rich seductive scent of patchouli, cedarwood and exotic spices.

Ylang Ylang:
An alluring floriental that combines nature's most exotic sumptuous floral - Ylang Ylang, interweaving into an intoxicating base of woods.

An invigorating and refreshing fragrance that speaks of rushing waterfalls and wild rivers amidst vast aromatic greenery

Dragons Blood:
Dragon's Blood is a potent and earthy fragrance infused with cedarwood, orange and patchouli essential oils. The scent combines sweet and spicy notes to form a sophisticated complex blend.

A subtle wood toned fragrance blended with a discreet harmony of spices, with cedar and musk

Juniper Breeze:
As refreshing as a cool mountain breeze! You’ll love the invigorating aroma of juniper berries as their soft floral scent lingers from room to room.

Grandmas Kitchen:
The aroma of rich, creamy vanilla with a touch of fresh ground cinnamon sticks.

Caramel Apple:
Top notes of gooey caramel wrap around the sweetness of ripe Mcintosh, with a wealth of spices for a deliciously layered effect

Cucumber Melon:
Fresh from the garden cucumber perfectly blended with juicy sweetness. A fresh, sweet fragrance reminiscent of sunny summer days.

Sugar Cookie:
An irresistible rich aroma of sweetened buttermilk, fresh vanilla extract, and lightly dusted top notes of powdered sugar.

Baking vanilla and simmered rum topped with fresh whipped cream, a dash of nutmeg and fresh sprinkles of cinnamon.

Oatmeal Cookie:
Warm oatmeal blended with sweet raisins, honey & vanilla extract

smells just like the ice cream you had as a kid, yummy and sweet this is just a dreamy orange scent.

French Vanilla:
Award winning aroma of sultry sweet vanilla. A true vanilla scent through and through

Christmas Spice:
A blend of all of your favorite Christmas aromas rolled into this great holiday scent. Citrus peel, pine and sweet and tangy spices.

Winter Woods:
Fresh breezes, orchid and ylang dance on top of sandalwood, pine needles, patchouli and freshly fallen leaves. Reminiscent of a walk in the woods on a snowy December day

Gingerbread Spice:
Fresh out of the oven, comforting aromas of warm cinnamon & ginger swirled with drops of golden butter makes this a delicious baked treat

Winter Holiday:
Stroll through the woods, boots crunching in the snow, and the air filled with the scent of pine trees.

Jack Frost:
An invigorating mix of icy cool peppermint and sweet vanilla

Vanilla turned into gooey marshmallow, blended with chocolates and sweet graham crackers

Baby Powder:
Bring back the powder fresh scent of baby’s nursery with this delicately sweet aroma

Mahogany Spice:
The alluring scent of Italian Bergamot and Black Plum entwined with notes of Enticing Cardamom, Clove Bud and Warm Mahogany Woods

Oak Moss:
This fresh and earthy scent is a blend of spanish oak moss, rich patchouli and Siberian fir balsam wrapped in sheer veil of whiter amber and cashmere musk

Sweet Pea:
Sweet and enchanting. A blend of sweet pea, watery pear and wild lily that captures the very essence of floral elegance.

This traditional Christmas scent can be enjoyed any time of the year. You’ll love the earthy aroma as it lingers, leaving your home smelling fresh and inviting.

Lemongrass Sage:
A wonderful blend of garden herbs and sparkling citrus notes. Hearty lemongrass and fresh, earthy sage combine to complete this uplifting fragrance.

Deep, musky scent with warm overtones of Amber resin and Myrrh beauty.

Sweet Grass:
A blend of wonderful grassy scents with a sweet top note. Fresh and clean.

Pagan Brew:
Spicy Sweet Aroma of Exotic Patchouli and Spice.

Twilight Woods:
Top: juicy berry, mandarin orange
Middle: honeysuckle, plumeria, freesia blossoms, apricot nectar
Base: agarwood wood, musk, vanilla bean, exotic woods