Heather Welsh's Profile

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I am a crafting fanatic and mom to three amazing children ranging from 10-17. They are my joy and inspiration in everything I do. They actually were the inspiration for both Harmony Bath and Body and Scentsitivities.

As our children have grown, their needs have changed and our lives have changed along with them.

Five years ago our youngest was formally diagnosed with high functioning Autism. Although it did not change much in what we were already doing for him, it did shift our understanding of him and how he views the world. As a result, many of our Scentsitivities products have evolved to meet the needs of a wider audience in the Autism community.

One of the most important things in our business is creating fabulous and beneficial therapy products that are also very cost effective for families…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 4
  • Joined January 7, 2008

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fabric, butters, crystals, fragrances

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About

I am a crafting fanatic and mom to three amazing children ranging from 10-17. They are my joy and inspiration in everything I do. They actually were the inspiration for both Harmony Bath and Body and Scentsitivities.

As our children have grown, their needs have changed and our lives have changed along with them.

Five years ago our youngest was formally diagnosed with high functioning Autism. Although it did not change much in what we were already doing for him, it did shift our understanding of him and how he views the world. As a result, many of our Scentsitivities products have evolved to meet the needs of a wider audience in the Autism community.

One of the most important things in our business is creating fabulous and beneficial therapy products that are also very cost effective for families...especially those with special needs. Having a child with special needs is expensive - we know! We hope our therapy products help your family in more ways than one.

Harmony Bath and Body was started in January 2002 after I found both a passion and a knack for creating high end bath and body products from scratch...with my own two hands! I didn't know such a thing was possible...soap, sure...but lotions? and creams? and LIP GLOSS? I was blown away and hooked immediately! After years of trying crafty things without success, this worked for me and my nearest and dearest who were brave enough to test my new found hobby came back asking to BUY more! People actually wanted to PAY me to do this! I was amazed....this was so much fun that being paid for it was just the icing on the cake.

Scentsitivities was a natural pairing of what we were already doing with Harmony and our son's sensory needs. We looked at what was out there and realized that not only was there a void, but it was one we were well placed to attempt to fill. Again, the passion to do this is strong because what we are doing is really really important.

Oh...the ultimate inspiration! My husband and I are both gourmet cooks and I often joke that Harmony Bath and Body meets those needs since our children would gladly survive on hot dogs and macaroni.

From day one, we decided if we were going to make a go of Harmony, we were going to do it right. We made a commitment to ourselves and our customers to use only the best ingredients in our effort to create the absolute best products possible. Our products are made by hand, formulated by us and are the product of many trials before they are "just right." I am my own worst critic and am as picky about what I will put on my body and use to wash my body as anyone I've ever met...so if it meets my exacting standards, then and only then is it made available to our customers.

So that pretty much sums us up. Thank you for taking the time to browse our Etsy store! This is the next step on our exciting adventure!

Business Stuff:

Shipping: It is my preference to ship USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. I find that many of our products fit neatly into a Flat Rate envelope - given the weight of many of our products, this is the most cost effective way to ship these items to you. I will combine whenever possible and do my best to keep your shipping costs as low as I possibly can! Please make sure to read the item description...many of my items will allow a second identical item to ship at no charge with Priority Mail!

I will recalculate shipping charges for 1st Class and/or Parcel Post for buyers paying by PayPal only. Please send a Convo with this request. I am a busy mom with a disabled child, it is nearly impossible for me to wait in line at our busy local post office to have items calculated and posted for 1st Class and Parcel Post with my son in tow. PayPal allows me to print your shipping label our using alternate postage options. Thank you for your understanding.

Returns: Given the nature of our products, all sales are final. We will gladly answer any and all questions prior to your purchase - we take pride in having extremely satisfied customers. Happy customers are repeat customers!

Shiping Errors: In the event that we ship an incorrect item or number of items, we will gladly correct our error. Please contact us within three days of receipt and we will resolve this matter. Please do not return your item unless instructed to do so.

All items are custom made in our smoke-free and cat-free home. We have two small non-shedding (does not cause allergic reactions in the two highly and violently allergic members of our family) dogs so I can't claim our home to be *pet free* but it's about as close to it as we can come while still enabling the need of three children who *had* to have a pet.

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