AJsCountryCottage

SOY CANDLES + MELTS / SCENT BRICKS + HANDMADE SOAP

Kansas City, Missouri · 6748 Sales

AJsCountryCottage

SOY CANDLES + MELTS / SCENT BRICKS + HANDMADE SOAP

Kansas City, Missouri 6748 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2912)

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AJ

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Announcement   MY HIGHLY-SCENTED, STRONG CANDLES will fill your room with glorious fragrance! Love soy candles? Prefer non-soy? Got both! Customer: "My whole house smells incredible." ♦ NEW CANDLES ♦ Bamboo Sugar Cane, Clean Green, Tobacco Spice, Pumpkin Vanilla Marshmallow, Monkey Bread, Pumpkin Honey Chai, Bayberry, Heavenly Hyacinth, Pink Hibiscus, Birds of Paradise, Lavender Dreams, Scottish Heather. ♥ BEST SELLERS ♥ Baking Bread, Lemon Verbena, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Fireside, Bacon! Bacon!, Pipe Smoke, Cinnamon Vanilla, Christmas Memories, Fresh Lilacs, Gardenia Blossoms, Hot Cocoa, Blueberry Muffins, Clove, Hawaiian Plumeria, Roasted Coffee, Tomato Leaf, Birthday Cake, Orange Vanilla, Saddle Shop, Toasted Marshmallow, Zucchini Bread, Apple Clove, Butterscotch Brulee, Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree, Cinnamon Buns, Downy Fresh, Warm Vanilla Nutmeg, White Jasmine.

MY LUXURY ARTISAN HANDMADE SOAPS are carefully crafted from scratch using only top-quality ingredients such as olive oil and shea butter. Experience the silky smooth texture, intoxicating scent, and visual feast yourself. Caress your skin with only the best! Customer: "I love your Goat's Milk Soap; it is so creamy and leaves my skin lovely and soft."

♣ FAST SHIPPING ♣ Most orders ship within 1 business day of payment! I use USPS flat-rate boxes & envelopes when possible to save YOU money! MO residents sales tax = 5.975%.

My desire is to help you achieve a tranquil oasis of scent and comfort in our often stress-filled, busy lives. Relax and indulge; I'll make your little corner of the world smell great!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ajscandles
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AJsCountryCottage

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

MY HIGHLY-SCENTED, STRONG CANDLES will fill your room with glorious fragrance! Love soy candles? Prefer non-soy? Got both! Customer: "My whole house smells incredible." ♦ NEW CANDLES ♦ Bamboo Sugar Cane, Clean Green, Tobacco Spice, Pumpkin Vanilla Marshmallow, Monkey Bread, Pumpkin Honey Chai, Bayberry, Heavenly Hyacinth, Pink Hibiscus, Birds of Paradise, Lavender Dreams, Scottish Heather. ♥ BEST SELLERS ♥ Baking Bread, Lemon Verbena, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Fireside, Bacon! Bacon!, Pipe Smoke, Cinnamon Vanilla, Christmas Memories, Fresh Lilacs, Gardenia Blossoms, Hot Cocoa, Blueberry Muffins, Clove, Hawaiian Plumeria, Roasted Coffee, Tomato Leaf, Birthday Cake, Orange Vanilla, Saddle Shop, Toasted Marshmallow, Zucchini Bread, Apple Clove, Butterscotch Brulee, Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree, Cinnamon Buns, Downy Fresh, Warm Vanilla Nutmeg, White Jasmine.

MY LUXURY ARTISAN HANDMADE SOAPS are carefully crafted from scratch using only top-quality ingredients such as olive oil and shea butter. Experience the silky smooth texture, intoxicating scent, and visual feast yourself. Caress your skin with only the best! Customer: "I love your Goat's Milk Soap; it is so creamy and leaves my skin lovely and soft."

♣ FAST SHIPPING ♣ Most orders ship within 1 business day of payment! I use USPS flat-rate boxes & envelopes when possible to save YOU money! MO residents sales tax = 5.975%.

My desire is to help you achieve a tranquil oasis of scent and comfort in our often stress-filled, busy lives. Relax and indulge; I'll make your little corner of the world smell great!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ajscandles
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AJsCountryCottage

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YUMMY LIP BUTTER - Your choice
YUMMY LIP BUTTER - Your choice
$2.75
3 YUMMY LIP BUTTERS - your choice
3 YUMMY LIP BUTTERS - your choice
$8.00
SWEETGRASS SAGE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
SWEETGRASS SAGE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
PATCHOULI HAZE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
PATCHOULI HAZE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
CITRUS SAGE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
CITRUS SAGE SOY Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
VANILLA BEAN CANDLE - Highly Scented
VANILLA BEAN CANDLE - Highly Scented
$10.00
CHOCOLATE CHIP MINT Ice Cream Soy Candle
CHOCOLATE CHIP MINT Ice Cream Soy Candle
$10.00
ALMOND PASTRY SOY Candle - Highly Scented
ALMOND PASTRY SOY Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
LEMON POUND CAKE Soy Candle - Highly Scented
LEMON POUND CAKE Soy Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
CINNAMON BREAD PUDDING Candle - Strong
CINNAMON BREAD PUDDING Candle - Strong
$10.00
HONEY MANGO CANDLE - Strong - Coconut Fruit
HONEY MANGO CANDLE - Strong - Coconut Fruit
$10.00
CREAMY STRAWBERRY SOY Candle - Highly Scented
CREAMY STRAWBERRY SOY Candle - Highly Scented
$10.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2912)
Jordyn R

Jordyn R on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this as a gift, not really believing it would actually smell like bread...but it totally does! It smells deliciously like baking bread. Was a very successful gift.

CruelSister

CruelSister on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am absolutely in love with this candle. The scent is amazing and strong, unlike many other candles that I've tried in the past. It strikes a perfect balance of being strongly scented without being overwhelming or cloying. The mason jar presentation is also cute. Very happy about this purchase. Getting ready to order more!

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TOBACCO SPICE SOY Candle
TOBACCO SPICE SOY Candle
$10.00
New for fall!

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PUMPKIN VANILLA MARSHMALLOW Soy Candle
PUMPKIN VANILLA MARSHMALLOW Soy Candle
$10.00
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About

Quality Handmade Candles and Soaps since 2003

A lifelong candle fan, I poured my first candles when I was about 13 years old in my parents' basement using paraffin, which was the only wax available at the time. I was immediately hooked! As an adult, I was disappointed with how most commercially-made candles burned poorly and failed to scent my home. So I decided to try my hand at making candles that would scent the room and not leave a huge rind of wasted wax clinging to the jar. Success! When vegetable waxes such as soy were introduced, I just HAD to try those as well! Having conquered the tricky soy candle beast, I wanted to move on to the challenge of making my own soaps so I could control what went into them and how they smelled. The marriage of art and science that is modern soapmaking still fascinates me to this day. In the evenings when it's time to get off my feet and relax, I love to knit, crochet, and sew. I lovingly passed these obsessions - er, I mean, PASSIONS - on to my daughter, who is also now addicted in like fashion. (I'm a nice mom that way.) All items in my studio are handcrafted by me, AJ, and my peach of a daughter, Marissa, who is proudly following in my size 9 footsteps. :) We make everything right here in our smoke-free, country home in the heart of the U.S. We love what we do and have a passion for fragrance!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2017
Welcome to AJ's Country Cottage! Our modern lives are often so hectic and stress-filled. It's important to carve out a bit of relaxing "down" time for yourself each day. My desire is to help you achieve a tranquil little oasis of your favorite scents with my room-scenting candles and tarts, and to help you pamper yourself with my luxurious artisan bath products. Remember: Life's too short to save candles and soaps! Put them to good use; I'll make plenty more. This mother-daughter team wants to make your little corner of the world a sweeter-smelling place!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept PayPal and Etsy direct checkout. Missouri Residents = 5.975% sales tax.
Shipping
We ship via USPS Priority Mail Insured. We typically ship the same day or the next business day after payment is received. We carefully package and cushion all items to ensure they arrive safely. If you receive an item damaged in shipment, please save everything as proof so a claim can be filed.

We do ship internationally. If you do not see a shipping quote for your country, please go to USPS.com and check on current rates to your country. Shipping glassware overseas tends to be expensive, but flat-rate boxes save money and we use them whenever possible. Choose the Medium Flat Rate Box for orders of up to 6 candles, and the Large Flat-Rate Box for orders of 7-9 candles.
Refunds and Exchanges
We package carefully to insure safe arrival, but in shipping glassware, damage does occasionally occur. We insure orders so that the post office will reimburse you for your losses should breakage or loss of package occur.

Due to health and sanitation regulations, we cannot accept returns on soaps or any other bath & body items. Returns on candles are accepted if we mistakenly sent you the wrong item, of course! Hasn't happened yet, but nobody's perfect. :)

If you are not sure if you will like a particular scent, we recommend ordering the fragrance in the small sample-sized tarts so you can sniff before committing to a candle! We cannot possibly guarantee that everyone will love every scent, but customers often find a friend or family member with different tastes so they can re-home a candle scent that isn't a favorite.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ FREQUENTLY ASKED CANDLE QUESTIONS ♥
1. Do your candles contain beeswax? None of my candles do.
2. Do your soy candles contain paraffin wax? No. Just pure vegan wax goodness!
3. Do your paraffin candles contain soy wax? No. If you are allergic to soy, buy with confidence!
4. How much wax is in your 8 oz. square mason jars? Glass manufacturers give jar sizes according to how much WATER VOLUME the jar can hold. Wax is less dense than water, so a container that can hold 8 oz. of water cannot quite hold 8 oz. of wax (by weight). So my 8 oz. square mason jars are poured with a minimum of 8 oz. of wax (by weight) each. Also, most glass manufacturers give size assuming the container is filled to the top; I leave room for a wick. :) I fill the jars as much as I can though! Correct wick size is determined, in part, by width of the jar, so I wick for the largest portion of the jar, not the neck, and don't fill the neck too full.
5. What are the differences between soy candles and paraffin candles? Some of my customers say they prefer the cleaner burn of soy and the fact that they are using a renewable resource. Other customers say they are allergic to soy, or that they prefer the superior scent throw of paraffin so their whole house will be scented. :)
6. Do your candles really smell when burning? OH YES. Check my feedback! The whole reason I got into candlemaking was so I could have candles that would scent my room or home. My candles have superior scent throw, I assure you! If you can't smell them while burning, chances are they are in a "dead zone" with little/no airflow patterns OR your nose has become accustomed to the scent. Try moving the candle to a different location and walking out of the home to take a few deep breaths. These steps should do the trick! Also, please be aware that although we max out the wax in terms of fragrance load, certain scents are by nature very soft. True vanilla and sandalwood, for example, are delicate in nature.
7. Do your candles give off smoke and soot? ANY candle can give off smoke and soot if not made carefully and burned properly. For best results, make sure your candle is not in a draft, and keep the wick trimmed to about 1/4". If you are certain that the candle is NOT in a draft, but the flame is "dancing" and the wick is giving off smoke, it means it's time to trim the wick.
8. Any other candle burning tips? For longest candle life, you should not extinguish until the melted wax pool covers the entire top surface of the candle. On my square mason jars, this typically takes anywhere from 3-4 hours per burn. If you extinguish before the melt pool is complete, the candle may tunnel on subsequent burns. If burned correctly, my square mason jars should burn about 50 hours or MORE.
9. My soy candles have some whitish "frosting" and a slightly uneven, lumpy texture sometimes after they cool down. Is this normal? Yes, it's absolutely normal for soy candles to have this look. It will not affect the quality of burn or scent throw whatsoever. It's actually your guarantee that our candles are pure soy wax and not a blend of other waxes such as paraffin.
10. Can I use your candles on my candle warmer rather than lighting them? Absolutely. Just ignore the wick. ;) When the candle is liquified, it will scent your room / home!

♥ FREQUENTLY ASKED SOAP QUESTIONS ♥
1. Are your soaps vegetarian? Yes, all soaps are made with an all-vegetable recipe, with the exception of Grandma's Old Fashioned Lye Soap.
2. Are your soaps vegan? Most are, but a few varieties do contain milk, silk, and/or honey. These are noted in the descriptions and not labeled as "vegan."
3. How should I care for my handmade soap? Don't leave it in a puddle! Let it dry thoroughly between uses. For long-term storage of handmade soap, put it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

♥ WHOLESALE & CONSIGNMENT ♥ At this time, I do not consign or wholesale.