frequently asked questions

Where is Hearth & Hammer headquarters?
We’re nestled in the small town of Batavia, Illinois located about 40 miles west of downtown Chicago.

What method of shipping is used for orders?
Orders are shipped via USPS. We will provide you with a tracking number upon shipment. Orders will be shipped from Batavia, Illinois. Hearth & Hammer is not responsible for lost or stolen packages once delivered—please take adequate precautions to make sure your orders are delivered to you safely.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do! 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.

How long do orders usually take?
Once we receive your order you can expect us to send it out within 3-5 business days.

What are your return policies?
Please email us at and we are happy to discuss any returns.

What if my item is broken?
We will replace any broken candles. Please send us an email at

Do I have to pay tax on my order?
Only if you’re from the good ol’ state of Illinois. Sorry fellow lovers of Lincoln.

Do you offer wholesale pricing?
Absolutely! Simply reach out to us through our contact form and we will send our catalogue your way.

What is soy wax and why do you use it?
Because it's awesome...
No, but really, the wax we use is made with 100% natural, USA grown soy beans. It burns cleaner and longer.

Why did my candle discolor or turn yellow?
In an effort to keep our products as pure and natural as possible we do not add any UV stabilizers or other additives to our candles. As a result over time soy wax may discolor or fade. Therefore, we recommend that you keep H&H candles away from direct sunlight or strong fluorescent lighting to avoid discoloration.

What kind of fragrance oils do you use?
We use a high quality blend of fragrance and essential oils sourced from a U.S. based company but if we gave you all our secrets we would, well you know…

How can I pay for my order?
Currently we process all sales through Etsy so just follow the link over there and use a credit, debit or Paypal account.

What if something is wrong with my order?
Then hit us up! Email us at or use the contact form on our website.