ShieldmaidenCandles

Viking soy candles, USA made in small batches!

Ashburn, Virginia · 752 Sales

ShieldmaidenCandles

Viking soy candles, USA made in small batches!

Ashburn, Virginia 752 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Thank you for coming to my shop! Currently order processing is going slower than normal due to the extremely high volume. I am getting them done as quickly as possible but please contact me with concerns. It could be a couple weeks before some orders are shipped, though I am doing my best to alleviate that.

Thank your for your support!

Also please don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram @dhieldmaidencandleworks

Welcome to Shieldmaiden Candleworks! Because everyone could use a little Viking in their home.

I focus on making Viking-themed candles that both evoke a sense of history and time gone by, and bring a nice, relaxing scent to the home. All of them are handmade by me, in the USA, in my home. I love to share a little bit of the fantastic with those around me, and a break from the hustle and bustle of modern times.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2017

Thank you for coming to my shop! Currently order processing is going slower than normal due to the extremely high volume. I am getting them done as quickly as possible but please contact me with concerns. It could be a couple weeks before some orders are shipped, though I am doing my best to alleviate that.

Thank your for your support!

Also please don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram @dhieldmaidencandleworks

Welcome to Shieldmaiden Candleworks! Because everyone could use a little Viking in their home.

I focus on making Viking-themed candles that both evoke a sense of history and time gone by, and bring a nice, relaxing scent to the home. All of them are handmade by me, in the USA, in my home. I love to share a little bit of the fantastic with those around me, and a break from the hustle and bustle of modern times.

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Just laying on a big pile of shirts I’m making today. Getting these made as fast as I can y’all. Thanks for the support!
I’ll be posting 50 more dickals at 1700 EST tonight. Estimated shipping times are 3-4 weeks, but I am making them as quickly as possible and hope to ge those numbers down. Thank you for your support, and patience!
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About

Smells like Valhalla.

Battle, open wilderness, camaraderie, crisp air, the touch of ancient gods. All these are feelings I seek to capture with my line of 100% soy candles. Vikings in the modern age, yearning for simpler days.

I'm a Viking and medieval enthusiast, living in Maryland with husband and children. I love fantasy, JRR Tolkien, video games, CS Lewis, Game of Thrones, comic books, and all things Norse.

My passion is creation, and making these soy candles is a meditative and fun experience. Making the Viking themes and stories for each candle is something I love, and showing my children how to create and have pride in making things with our hands is a point of pride for me. Everything in this shop is made from start to finish by me in our home.

Thank you for supporting a very small American business, and helping a family learn to be proud makers!

Shop members

  • Phaedra Loftis

    Owner

    Hello! I am a Viking enthusiast, designer, wife, and mother of 3 children. I love being creative, and have found a lot of passion and satisfaction in making candles. I love history, fantasy, books, family, and making things. Thank you for looking!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2018
Welcome to Shieldmaiden Candleworks! Viking-themed candles for the home with a feminine warrior edge. Perfect for any modern day Viking.

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.
If there is a problem, please contact me immediately and let me know what it is! There are refunds for unburnt, undamaged candles within 2 weeks of the order, however the buyer will need to pay return shipping.
Payment
Payment is required within 3 days of purchase. Please contact me if there are questions. There will be a 6% tax added automatically to orders within Maryland.
Shipping
The glass container candles will be shipped via USPS priority mail; all other items will be shipped USPS first class. The candles are made of soy wax which is very heat sensitive; please make sure to be available to bring them inside. We cannot be held liable for candles left out in the heat, so please try to make sure there is someone available to receive them if it's warm outside!

I always am willing to ship to APO addresses.

I have just started offering select International Shipping as well, to Canada, the UK, and EU. Please contact me before you place your order so I can give you an accurate shipping quote; I ship internationally via USPS First Class International. If you want to upgrade it to Priority, please contact me for an accurate quote. The buyer is responsible for all tariffs, taxes, and customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
The scents and descriptions are artistic license by the Shieldmaiden herself, and as such there may be differences of opinion or interpretation by others.

All of our candles are handmade in very small batches in the USA. There are some things we’d like you to know about the newest addition to your household:

-Soy wax is a very different creature from the candles you may be used to, and has some properties that many aren't aware of until they enter the world of soy candles. Soy is very heat and humidity sensitive; this may result in variation on the surface of the candle, or on the inside of the jar, called "frosting" or "wet spots". This is a normal feature of soy candles, and does not in any way affect the quality of the candle, or its burn time.

-Soy candles are “clean burning”, and do not generally make soot. Make sure to keep your wick trimmed to about one quarter of an inch for best results.

-The first time you burn your candle, make sure to allow the wax to pool entirely across the top. Soy wax has “memory”, and if you don’t allow it to melt completely across the top, your candle will likely “tunnel” and waste wax. Burn your candle for 2-3 hours at a time for best results.

-Soy wax is an environmentally friendly wax, made with all renewable resources.

-The melting point is much lower for soy candles

-Your candle jar can be cleaned with hot water and soap when the candle is finished, and be reused!