About the Candlemaker

Lichen & Limestone Candle Company, Illuminating the Unusual

Hello! I'm Gretchen, the candlemaker behind Lichen & Limestone. I've always had a passion for whimsical stories, fantastic worlds, and the strange and unusual. This passion paired with my creative spirit, love of books, and obsession with candles, created Lichen & Limestone. 

Lichen & Limestone is a company that finds the beautiful in the unusual, the magic in the whimsical, and comfort in the bizarre. We strive to create an unforgettable experience that transports you to the worlds our candles are inspired by. Our name is inspired by the beautiful moss that grows on old limestone tombstones in old cemeteries like Salem, and the silent stories those stones hold.


We are a small shop (just me and my hubby), but we take great pride in every candle that leaves the shop. We focus on quality, and want you to have an unforgettable experience with each candle you light from our collection. From the moment each candle cures, until it arrives at its new home, we take great care to ensure a quality product. We hope you love our candles as much as we do!