Frostbeard

Book Lovers' Soy Candles

Minnesota, United States · 75006 Sales

Frostbeard

Book Lovers' Soy Candles

Minnesota, United States 75006 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(14791)

Announcement   Inspired by stories and their characters, our Book Lovers' Soy Candles are handcrafted in small batches in Minneapolis, MN. Current processing time before your order ships is 2-4 business days. International orders take an average of 2-3 weeks to arrive after shipping date.

We now offer FREE SHIPPING to U.S. orders over $50! International rates have also been discounted and we have added tiered discounts.

Use these coupon codes at checkout:
FREESHIPPING50 - Free shipping for U.S. orders over $50
INTERNATIONAL50 - Discount of $5 on orders over $50 USD
INTERNATIONAL100 - Discount of $10 on orders over $100 USD

If you need an item rushed, please message us BEFORE you place your order. We don't see the "Comments to Seller" until we are preparing your order for shipment, and we do this in the order they were received.

We appreciate your support of small business and the handmade culture!

For news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @frostbeardmpls, etc etc. :)

Best,
Rox & Tom

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 2, 2016

Inspired by stories and their characters, our Book Lovers' Soy Candles are handcrafted in small batches in Minneapolis, MN. Current processing time before your order ships is 2-4 business days. International orders take an average of 2-3 weeks to arrive after shipping date.

We now offer FREE SHIPPING to U.S. orders over $50! International rates have also been discounted and we have added tiered discounts.

Use these coupon codes at checkout:
FREESHIPPING50 - Free shipping for U.S. orders over $50
INTERNATIONAL50 - Discount of $5 on orders over $50 USD
INTERNATIONAL100 - Discount of $10 on orders over $100 USD

If you need an item rushed, please message us BEFORE you place your order. We don't see the "Comments to Seller" until we are preparing your order for shipment, and we do this in the order they were received.

We appreciate your support of small business and the handmade culture!

For news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @frostbeardmpls, etc etc. :)

Best,
Rox & Tom

Roxie and Tom

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Roxie and Tom

451F - Book Lovers' Scented Soy Tart - 3oz pack
US$6.75
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14791)
hughesmb3

hughesmb3 on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Birthday gift for my daughter who is obsessed with all things Gatsby/1920's. Received it in time for her birthday which coincided with opening night of The Gatsby play which she is also in here in our home town! She loves the scent and wishes she could light it in the dressing room backstage (can't b/c fire hazard).

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Updates

Happy holidays, book lovers! We're having a sale this weekend.
Use coupon code GIVETHANKSREADBOOKS for 15% off your order. Sale ends Monday, November 30th.

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About

Frostbeard Studio - The Original Shop for Book Lovers' Soy Candles

Frostbeard Studio is a small business started by married couple Roxie & Tom in Minneapolis, MN.

We found our niche in book-themed candles, which didn't exist in 2011. Roxie searched high and low on the Internet for a library-scented candle, but ultimately couldn't find one. So, she decided to make her own!

The Book Lovers' candle line was born, starting with Oxford Library and soon followed by Bookstore, Old Books and Wizardy inspired scents.

As huge book nerds, we love reading and brainstorming new scent ideas. We love creating inspiring, atmospheric fragrances that can help stories come alive as customers curl up with their favorite books.

Located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, we handpour our candles in small batches. We have two amazing crew members, Erin & Ethan to help with shipping and candle-making.

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Shop members
  • Roxie

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

    Frostbeard Studio is run by a married couple, Roxie and Tom! Roxie started out as a potter, but started making book candles in 2012. Nowadays she's in charge of coming up with new fragrances, managing day-to-day activities and Instagramming.

  • Tom

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Tom used to work in commercial animation, but started Frostbeard with Roxie, so we could pursue more independent projects. He's in charge of all our design, marketing and financial operations. Tom loves plaid and cats.

  • Erin

    Shipper, Maker

    Erin joined the Frostbeard team in 2014. She makes sure all your items get to you! Erin has a background in graphic design and paints in acrylics and mixed media.

  • Ethan

    Maker

    The newest member of the Frostbeard Crew, Ethan joined in the 2015 Holiday season. He helps make the candles!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2016
Frostbeard Studio: Handcrafted Book Lovers' Soy Candles

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Direct Checkout, Paypal and Etsy Giftcards. Your item will not ship until your payment has cleared. Minnesota residents' orders include sales tax.
Shipping
SHIPPING TIME
Current processing time before shipping is 2-4 business days. You will receive a tracking notification once your item has been shipped. Domestic candles and orders over 13oz ship 2-3 Day Priority Mail. Orders under 13oz ship First Class Mail. Items will be shipped via the United States Postal Service.

If you need an item rushed, please message us BEFORE you place your order. We don't see the "Comments to Seller" until we are preparing your order for shipment, and we do this in the order they were received.

SHIPPING DISCOUNT
We now offer FREE SHIPPING to US orders over $50! International rates have also been discounted and we have added tiered discounts. Use the coupon codes below at checkout.

FREESHIPPING50 - Free shipping for US orders over $50
INTERNATIONAL50 - Discount of $5 on orders over $50 USD
INTERNATIONAL100 - Discount of $10 on orders over $100 USD

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
International orders take approximately 2-3 weeks to arrive from the shipment date. We offer the lowest shipping rates available and include an additional discount to help offset the cost for our international customers.

CUSTOMS FEES
International orders may have additional customs fees and/or tariffs depending on your country. You, the buyer, are responsible for paying these costs. If you place a large order, taxes are especially high in UK, Germany and Australia - these fees are based on your order total - you can calculate the VAT fee here: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/ (Use HS Code 3406.00 for candles).

INSURANCE/SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION
All U.S. orders sent Priority Mail will be insured. Please let us know if you would like to purchase insurance for First Class packages (tarts or tealights) or for International Orders. We do not require Signature Confirmation, as this is an additional fee. Please contact us before you order if you would like to pay extra to add this service.

LOST/STOLEN/DELAYED ORDERS
Unfortunately, we do not have any more information than you do (or the tracking indicates) once an item is shipped. If there is a problem with your shipment, please contact your local post office and give them the tracking number.

If an item is marked as "Delivered" and you have not received it, follow these steps: 1) Verify the shipping address is correct and that you have a mailbox with your name on it.
2) Check in with anyone else that might have received the package for you (ie. roommate, family member, neighbor etc).
3) Bring the tracking to your local post office to see if they're holding it or they have any further information.
4) If it has been 21 days after shipment and you've done steps 1-3 send us a message to let us know.

Frostbeard Studio is not responsible for stolen packages or any lost items that cannot have the insurance claimed (tracking labels that read "Delivered"). We are also not responsible for errors made by the Post Office. If your item is delayed past its "estimated arrival date" we apologize, but it is out of our control. We suggest filing a complaint with the USPS. A domestic package must be missing for 21 days with an incomplete tracking record before we can file an insurance claim and resend the order.

RETURNED ORDERS
Please verify that you have the correct mailing address before placing an order. If a customer has entered incorrect information, they are responsible for additional postage to resend it. If an item is returned to us for any other reason it is up to the buyer to repay shipping fees to have it resent. If you choose not to have it resent we can refund you the cost of the items, but not the original shipping fees.

GIFTS
If your purchase is being sent as a gift, no problem! Simply fill in the recipient's address in the Shipping section at checkout. We always wrap items nicely in tissue paper and never include the price. Please let us know in the "comments to seller" section what names to include on the "To/From" sticker (don't forget to include your name - since we don't see your billing address). Only one address and gift label per order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there has been an error on our part or you have received an incorrect or defective item we will give you a refund or exchange. We accept returns or exchanges for UNUSED, UNLIT 8oz candles and tarts (not tealights). Buyer is responsible for shipping both ways which can be rather expensive ($7-9 each way in the US).

Please realize our candles are novelty items and non-traditional scents. They are our artistic interpretations of fragrances and may not agree with your interpretation. We have created the tealight sample packs so you can get an idea of what the smell is like before purchasing a full-size candle.

If an item breaks during shipping we will replace it, but do require a photograph of the broken item emailed to us first. Please hold on to the broken item while we file an insurance claim.

Contact us before cancelling an order! It's easy for us to fix an address or incorrect item.
Additional policies and FAQs
SOLICITING: Please no Soliciting! We would love to donate to every blog and charity out there, but we simply can't. Solicitations will be marked as "Spam" and go unanswered.

WHOLESALE:
Frostbeard Studio does offer wholesale (50%) to a limited amount of stores. We are partial to independent book stores, where our candles seem to thrive. We require a minimum order of 24 candles, in increments of 24, and that the shop pay shipping costs. If you are interested, please send us a message with the name, location and website of your shop.

VISIT US:
We have a studio in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District! Come visit us to smell all the smells and shop by appointment. Please send us a message and we can plan your visit!

STOCKISTS:
If you want to save on shipping and support your local stores, you can see where our candle are available for retail here: http://www.frostbeardstudio.com/pages/stockists

ABOUT OUR CANDLES
First off, Obvious Safety Tips:
Candles should never be left unattended. Burn on a flat, heat resistant surface away from drapes and other flammable materials. Keep away from children and pets, while you’re at it. Do not touch the hot, molten wax. Frostbeard studio is not responsible for user misuse and negligence.

Soy Wax:
This wax melts totally liquid, unlike paraffin wax, and needs to be kept in a container. We recommend a burn time of 2-3 hours to prevent the glass jar from overheating or wax from “tunneling.” Wax has a memory, it’s said, so make sure to let the whole top melt each time you light up. Limit your burning time to prevent the entire candle from liquefying since this could overheat the glass.

Wicks:
Trim and center your wicks! Flames can get out-of-control if the wick is left untrimmed, which leads to flickering, smoke and soot. An ideal wick length is between 1/8″ and 1/4″. A good habit is to trim your wick after you blow out the flame, so it’s ready for next time! Also, wicks can get really awkward to trim with scissors once the candle burns down low in the jar. If you find yourself struggling, it’s time to invest in a wick trimmer!

Scent:
Our candles are made with the recommended amount of oils by the fragrance suppliers. If you’re having a hard time smelling it, simply put it in a smaller room or get more candles! Our 8oz candles vary in strength, but most will fill a small room with scent, not a large open area. The tealights are not as strong because there is not as much surface area to burn. To make sure you’re not getting used to the smell, you can step outside or shut the room’s door for a while to re-expose yourself to the scent. We use a mixture of both natural and synthetic fragrance oils.

And for Sherlock’s sake, burn the candle! Don’t be afraid to use it up. Soy wax lasts forever (approximately 70 hours per 8oz jar) and it will give off a better throw (strength and distance of smell) when lit!