HomemadeByHoyt's Shop Announcement

I am one of the little people on Etsy. My brand name means what it says - everything in this shop is 100% handmade by me. I invent the product, create it, package it, and ship it without the assistance of friends, employees, manufacturers, or a storage and shipping service.

I began making candles as a hobby in 2003 and soon after had people requesting to purchase them as gifts. Over time I began selling them at various locally owned stores in Santa Barbara and later expanded my product line and launched this website. I currently work part-time outside the home and spend the majority of my time working on becoming a published writer. (Read my stories at or my poetry at

My pillar candles are made with paraffin wax, high quality fragrance oils, and hand mixed dyes that lend to unique color combinations. They burn evenly and slowly thanks to their 100% cotton wicks which have no additives (no lead wire core), ensuring a safe, non-toxic sense-ational experience.

Read more about my thoughts on paraffin vs soy wax here:

My jar candles are made from containers donated by friends, purchased at thrift stores, collected for upcycling after personal use, or purchased in bulk for past and present wholesale clients. Each jar is filled with 100% soy wax, dyed and scented with high quality fragrance oil.


Forager's Pantry in the SB Public Market - 38 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Winery - 202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Hemp Wise - 971-B Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista, CA

Antique Alley - 706 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.