Hearth & Hammer: Literary Candles

Chicago, Illinois · 1289 Sales


Hearth & Hammer: Literary Candles

Chicago, Illinois 1289 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hearth & Hammer is a literary candle studio based in Batavia, IL dedicated to illuminating literature through aromatic storytelling. #BurnCandlesNotBooks


To inquire about wholesale orders please message us or email us at hello [!at] hearthandhammer.co

Thank you!

We are also on Etsy Wholesale.

Add us on Instagram: @hearthandhammer


Last updated on Nov 17, 2017

Hearth & Hammer is a literary candle studio based in Batavia, IL dedicated to illuminating literature through aromatic storytelling. #BurnCandlesNotBooks


To inquire about wholesale orders please message us or email us at hello [!at] hearthandhammer.co

Thank you!

We are also on Etsy Wholesale.

Add us on Instagram: @hearthandhammer

Ariane and Andy

Contact shop owner

Ariane and Andy


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

piperjo on Jun 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have been wanting to make a purchase from this seller for some time. I love literary candles and the scents offered all sound so intriguing. I like to purchase smaller size candles (2oz./tealights) because I like to light them seasonally and according to my mood, so the mini library was perfect for me! I have only had a chance to light one (Pemberley Park) and the scent was beautiful. Also for a tealight it had a great scent throw. I'm on Summer vacay now, and it's so nice to light a candle, sip some coffee and do a little reading!


shogemini on Jun 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Came just in time for Mother's Day, very nice scents and cute idea.

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Hearth & Hammer: A Labor of Love

Behind the Hearth & Hammer brand is us, Andy Kenney & Ariane Scholl. A couple of high school sweet hearts living in our hometown of Batavia, Illinois. Hearth & Hammer is a small business built on the values of wanting our products to be sourced from the USA and made by hand. All of our candles are made from hard work and a whole lot of love. Since the beginning our candles have been crafted in our home and hand-poured by us, each with a little of their own personality.

A wide variety of work gets done between the two of us. Andy, who works as an art director by trade, is in charge of the visual aesthetic, brand and packaging for H&H. Ariane works as the true visionary and is also the wickedly talented chandler* behind all our candles. (She also reads way more books).

Please know that we are truly thankful for each and every order. Support small businesses. Shop local.

*Chandler: 1275-1325; Middle English chandler candlestick, maker or seller of candles.
(The more ya know...)

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Shop members

  • Ariane Elizabeth

    Owner, Creator

    Ariane Elizabeth loves the smell of books, the way the sunlight pours into her study in the afternoon and reading in the grass. She loves to find vintage treasures and create new jewelry designs from the old.

  • Andy James

    Owner, Designer

    Andy James loves typography and handmade goods. He believes any surface can be lettered on.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2017
Welcome to Hearth & Hammer. The hearth is the center of the home and the hammer is the tool that fixes it. Here at Hearth & Hammer we're busy crafting literary candles so you don't have to.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
All sales are final.
If item is damaged upon arrival, please take a picture and message us immediately. We are happy to discuss a solution. In any exception, buyer pays shipping both ways.

Hearth & Hammer is not responsible for stolen packages or any lost items that cannot are ineligible for insurance claims (I.E. Packages that have been marked 'delivered'). Once a package enters into the hands of USPS, all responsibility and fault transfers to USPS. We are not responsible for any errors made by USPS. 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.
Payment is accepted through Paypal. Items will be sent once payment is received.
Items will be shipped within 5-7 business days of receiving payment. Items are shipped through USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number and notice upon shipment.

All shipping costs are calculated through ETSY based on distance and how quickly the package will be delivered.

International shipping costs are calculated by weight of package / delivery destination and includes postage costs alone. The customer is responsible for paying any and all customs duties and fees. Please note that most international packages will be sent via First Class International, which, while affordable, does not include tracking or delivery confirmation. Shipping times will vary depending on location, time of year and local postal service. On average, packages should arrive in 1-3 weeks.

If you would like to receive your package sooner you can upgrade to USPS Priority International Mail for your select country, which should arrive within 6 - 10 days.

Please let us know if you would like to purchase insurance for your order. Hearth & Hammer is not held responsible for any lost or stolen packages. We will also not be held responsible for any packages which are lost due to customer error: for instance, providing an incomplete or incorrect address. If a package cannot be delivered and is returned to us, we will reach out to you for redelivery.

*** Please be advised that during the warmer months candles should be delivered to a place where they can be brought indoors, especially tealights and travel tins, as they can begin to melt if left in heat or direct sun. Hearth & Hammer is not held responsible nor will replace any candles which have been damaged in such a way. ***
Additional policies and FAQs
Hearth & Hammer is home to vintage goods which usually come a little loved. All imperfections will be photographed and described. Please feel free to message me with any questions! I'm always available to chat.

Candle Care:

To prevent fire and serious injury: Burn candle within sight. Keep away from drafts and vibrations. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

Burning Instructions:
Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting. Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface. Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

In an effort to keep our candles as natural as possible we do not add any UV additives to our candles. Therefore, because soy wax can discolor over time please display your candles out of direct sunlight or strong fluorescent lighting.

Paper policy: In an effort to reduce paper waste, a paper invoice will not be included with your order unless requested.

More information

Last updated on Nov 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

We do offer Wholesale pricing. Please message us or find us on Etsy Wholesale.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please mark you order as a gift and we will be certain to exclude any pricing information. If you'd like to leave a note, please message us what you would like the note to say.

Custom and personalized orders

Please message us about custom or personalized orders.