Philosophy-led candles, create home with candle alchemy

Belfast, Northern Ireland On Etsy since 2012


Philosophy-led candles, create home with candle alchemy

Belfast, Northern Ireland | 32 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Philosopher's Daughter, enjoy the alchemy. The Philosophy of Home range is coming soon!


Last updated on 04 Jun, 2018

Welcome to Philosopher's Daughter, enjoy the alchemy. The Philosophy of Home range is coming soon!


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    About PhilosopherDaughter

    Sales 32
    On Etsy since 2012

    Creating worlds, scent by scent

    Hi everyone,
    I'm Dawn, the nose behind the scents. I've been obsessed with scent for as long as I can remember, my first job was even in a perfumery aged only 15. From that point onward I have hoarded perfumes for different moods, seasons, and occasions, because I've always been aware of how scent can make me feel.

    In my own home I adore a scented candle, I love the way it calms and soothes but also how it can create an atmosphere through scent. When I started making my own candles they spoke to the places that comforted me, I built scent worlds of forests and fresh vines, of over ripe fruits and of oncoming storms. I know how a scent can take us instantly to another place, and my candles have allowed me to do that.

    I wanted to bring my scents that I have hand blended to others, each scent has been tweaked and tried and retried until it 'feels' right. The ability to walk into a room and live a memory again or go somewhere new, to feel different or to experience a peace.

    When I finished my doctorate I was still so focused on the domestic spaces I'd studied for so many years. Understanding how these spaces functioned, felt and were created in the world of the home had been my academic goal, but now outside of that I'm able to step back and allow that philosophy to imbue the candles.

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    • Dawn HL

      Owner, Designer, Maker

      Hi everyone, I'm Dawn and I run the store, and make all the things in it. I love making candles and creating entirely new worlds of scent. I love the unusual, and unique, of clean blends which leave no nasty soot in your home.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on 23 January, 2016
    Hello lovely people, welcome!

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    Returns and exchanges
    Refunds will be given if an item has been tracked and lost by the mail carrier. I cannot offer refunds for lost items if they haven't been tracked. Tracking is available on request and will be furnished by Royal Mail Tracked service and subject to their costs.

    All parcels will be sent with substantial protection to avoid any damages. Due to the relatively low cost of the items they are usually not insured by Royal Mail so extra care is taken in their protection and wrapping to ensure happy customers.

    For items which have been used by the customer and have suffered any damage, refunds cannot be given for this. Particularly for the vintage book Kindle covers. These items are old, some are 60+ years old and the paper dust jackets are more fragile and sensitive to oil from hands. Care has been taken often to cover old paper dustjackets with a protective plastic so they can retain their condition. The covers have been converted carefully to cause the minimum amount of impact to their structure with no foreign materials used. They are durable and because they are made from books must be treated as you would a book.

    Covers will not be perfect factory quality as they have been hand made, they are exactly as shown in the photos. You are seeing the item you will be buying.
    Payment is accepted via paypal and credit cards. We love paypal because it is really quick and means we can get your items to you as fast as possible!
    Please pay within 2 days so we can ship your item, if not it will be placed back into the shop.
    As a policy we don't accept cancellations, so please be aware of that if you are buying the item.
    Items will be shipped from the UK. International shipping is available.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    The canvases and furniture pieces are made from the recovered pages of the damaged vintage books that are converted to Kindle covers. The emphasis is on reuse and recycling and giving new life to books which have been abused and create a reading experience in the house. Who says you have to only read conventionally, why not read your table, and why does having an ereader mean you can't enjoy books. Do both! Let us help you!

    Custom orders can be done, we can source a book for you or create a cover for Ipad or nook based on your dimensions.