This invigorating aroma will teleport you to another time amongst Scotland’s rugged landscape. Beware of British Redcoats and hunky Highlanders as you embark on an epic adventure with this therapeutic, herbal scent.

Search for new love or a lost love with this comforting lavender scented candle. With notes of basil, lavender, and thyme you’ll feel as though you’re traipsing through the Highlands or searching for herds at the market for ancient medicines and tinctures. Let this calming lavender scented handmade soy candle be your guide as you journey through either season after season or book after book.


Sassenach - Book Lovers' Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio


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Making Sense With Scents


Whether you’re a fan of the books or the show, you’re sure to enjoy the soothing scent of this fantasy inspired candle. If you’re new to the series, the Sassenach candle can keep you company as you get caught up on chapters or episodes. Take your viewing or reading pleasure to a whole new level by being surrounded by the smells of the Highlands. It should be noted that our Sassenach candle was made in accordance with what we believe the Highlands and the greater 18th century would smell like. Our finished product might smell different than what you envisioned the time period to smell like.

With a medium to strong scent, composed of basil, lavender, and thyme, the Sassenach will fill your home with a cool and fresh scent. To be historically accurate and true to 18th-century candle making processes, we make each Sassenach candle by hand in small batches. Ok, so we actually make all of our candles by hand and have always done so, but still; it counts as historical accuracy.

Behind The Scents

Sassenach is one of our most popular fantasy scents, along with Winterfell and Headmaster’s Office. With a gentle and relaxing scent, it’s easy to see why so many historical romance and fantasy lovers have fallen in love with the Sassenach candle.

As mentioned above, all of our candles are poured in small batches and prepared by a member of our book-loving team. Because we create each batch of candles in small quantities, the color of your Sassenach candle may vary slightly from the image above. But we do everything within our power to duplicate our candles as precisely as possible.

Our handmade soy candles are available in three unique sizes as well as in tart form. The three sizes are 2 oz tins, 4 oz tins, and 8 oz glass jars. The 2 oz aluminum tins make for the perfect sample size so that you can try out the Sassenach scent before committing to a larger option. Customers have reported that our 4 oz tins, also aluminum, are the perfect gift size. Our 8 oz candle is our "traditional" candle variety and is the most popular for obvious reasons. This candle comes in a glass jar and can burn brightly for hours. Make sure to always burn your Sassenach candle within view on a heat-resistant surface away from home goods, children, and pets.

Candle Safety

The tarts and each of the three candle size varieties can burn cleanly for hours, but for safety reasons we recommend that you stop using your Sassenach candle before you melt the wax all the way down to the candle's base. When only about half an inch of wax remains at the bottom of your candle, then it’s time to move on to a new scent. You can see a full list of candle safety tips here. Below are a few additional tips and tricks that will help you Sassenach candle last the longest and burn the brightest.

Helpful Tips

  • Trim wick to 1/4" before each use.
  • Burn no longer than 2-3 hours at a time.
  • After use, cover with lid to reduce soot.

Quality Materials, Responsibly Made

We may not be as apt at creating tinctures and medicines from natural ingredients as Claire, but we can use some of those same all natural resources to make some pretty impressive book themed candles. The Sassenach candle, and all Frostbeard candles for that matter, are made using eco-friendly elements and packaging materials. Our candles and both cruelty-free and vegan. Each signature scholarly scent is composed using locally sourced biodegradable soy wax, a lead-free cotton wick, and hand-selected dye chips and fragrance oils. Both the 2 and 4 oz aluminum tins and well as the 8 oz glass jars are 100% recyclable.


Size Weight Volume Height Width
2 oz Tin 1.8 oz 2 fl oz 1.3" 2"
4 oz Tin 4.4 oz 4 fl oz 2" 2.6"
8 oz Jar 14.8 oz 8 fl oz 4" 3"
Tart 3 oz 2.75 fl oz 3" 2"
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The current processing and shipping rate is 2-3 business days. After you have placed your order, you will be sent a tracking number via email that will allow you to follow your shipment's progress as it travels through space and time to find its way to you. No stones required! Domestic orders that weigh over 13 oz will ship USPS Priority Mail which typically takes 2-3 business days while orders under 13 oz ship USPS First Class Mail and take slightly longer to arrive.

We’ve done everything we can to minimize shipping fees, such as our free shipping offer on all orders over $50 within the U.S. (these savings will automatically be deducted from your total at checkout.) All shipping rates are calculated using your location and the total weight of your order. To estimate the cost of shipping prior to placing your order, simply add your desired items to your cart and proceed to the checkout, at which time you will be able to view your estimated shipping costs.

From the rolling hills of the Highlands to the cobblestone walkways of France, we ship worldwide! International orders typically take anywhere between 2-3 weeks to arrive and may be subjugated to additional customs fees and/or tariffs depending on your country’s regulations. You, the buyer, are responsible for paying these costs. To help lessen the cost of international shipments we utilize a tiered discount system. The system includes $5 off orders over $50 and $10 off orders over $100. Please let us know if you have any questions about shipping or any other candle-related inquiries.