rkgraser on Dec 23, 2016
Smells great and made with natural ingredients. Fast shipping and great packaging. I just ordered 2 more today (pillars this time)!
Tammy on Dec 8, 2016
Great packaging! This will make a wonderful scented stocking stuffer!
Two sisters doing it for themselves!
It all started with a candle…
It’s no fun to burn a candle only to find that it smells nothing like it did in the store and Jennifer and Sandra, sisters and long time lovers of scented candles were all too familiar with that particular brand of disappointment. So, Jennifer got to work creating a scented candle that met their high standards. All it took was one whiff for Sandra to know they were onto something. Jennifer had not only solved a problem, but created a product Sandra knew any woman would want.
Since that fateful day, the sisters have been bringing their unique yet sophisticated taste to handcrafted candles and have expanded to handmade soaps, body butters and scrubs. JenSan Home and Body grew up around two women who love handmade products and appreciate the work that goes into creating them.
Jennifer is the creative force behind JenSan Home and Body, creating not only amazing scents, but handcrafting most of the products. Having grown up on a farm in Barbados, Jen learned how to work the land from an early age, and more importantly, how to recognize and cultivate quality products.
You can take the girl out of the country, but you definitely can’t take the country out of the girl. Jennifer loves to get her hands dirty, not only creating soap molds for the business but also working in her garden where she can grow just about anything. She hopes to source ingredients directly from her own natural, organic garden. That is, if she can keep the wildlife out. She likes to work steady and deliberate– which might not always be the fastest way but it gets things done right the first time. She keeps Sandra down to Earth, while Sandra gives her the confidence to step outside the box.
Sandra may not be the eldest, but she knows what she wants. When not working with her sister, she works at a major book publisher as a manager in the design and production department. Like her sister, Sandra learned how to create quality products for herself from her mother and her grandmother. Though a little less hands-on, Sandra uses her business savvy and creative eye to help market and design products for JenSan Home and Body. As the risk taker, she rounds out the team and provides the slightly wild ying to her sister’s yang.
Sandra isn’t all about work though, and certainly isn’t just a girly girl. An avid reader, she has an extensive comic book collection and can often be heard rooting for the NY Mets. As a kid, she often borrowed her older sister’s clothes, much to her chagrin, but these days the two work in harmony to create quality candles, soaps, and other products inspired by their rustic upbringing.
The sisters owe much of who they are to their strong sense of family, incredible work ethic, and hands on creativity – all of which they learned from both their mother and grandmother. Every handmade product they create is luxurious and aromatic because they believe every woman deserves some luxury in their lives and should take the time to pamper their body and senses.
Hi, I’m Jennifer, the “Jen” of JenSan. I worked in the legal profession in my previous life but was recently laid off, which means I now have more time to dedicate to JenSan and come up with more fabulous products for our customers.
Owner, Maker, Curator
I’m little sis Sandra and the “San” in JenSan. During the day I work in the publishing industry. At night I assist Jennifer with product making. I also handle most of the sales and marketing duties for JenSan.
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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
At JenSan Home and Body, your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy the following notice explains the information we collect, how it is used, how it is safeguarded, and how to contact us if you have any concerns.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
As part of the order process, the following information is collected from shoppers: Name; Shipping/Billing Address; Email address; Phone number; Credit/Debit Card Information; Record of items purchased.
HOW THAT INFORMATION IS USED
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY OF YOUR DATA
The JenSan online store is hosted by the very secure Etsy Shopping network. Etsy's advanced encryption technology is used to ensure a secure shopping experience for our customers. You can confirm the security protocol by checking your browser's security icon—be it a padlock or the "https" at the beginning of the URL instead of the usual "http."
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
All items shipped via USPS (United States Postal Service). Orders are usually shipped within 1 to 3 business days of receipt of payment. Domestic packages weighing less than 13 ounces are shipped first class mail. Orders over 13 ounces are sent priority mail. Examples of items weighing less than 13 ounces are 2 soap bars; one travel tin candle and one soap bar; Pillars and glass tumbler candles as well as soap orders numbering 3 bars or more are generally priority mail.
Actual shipping cost may vary from amount posted with listing depending on your total price/weight, and delivery location. For instance, it would cost approximately $6.25 to ship a pillar candle to Maryland while the same candle shipped to California could cost $9.00. When at all possible, we will utilize flat rate shipping with the USPS to provide you with a shipping discount. This may require us to sometimes mail an item that could fit in a smaller regular box in a USPS flat rate box because we get a reduce shipping rate.
International packages weighing less than 4lbs are sent first class mail. Any packages over 4lbs are sent priority mail. International first class delivery may vary from 3 to 8 weeks depending on the country and the processing time for a package to make it through customs. Customers may upgrade their international order to Priority mail for an additional fee. Priority mail shipments generally vary from 6 to 10 days.
All vat or custom fees on international shipments are the responsibility of the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
You may also exchange your product for another candle or soap of the same size and price within 14 days of purchase. The buyer is responsible for shipping cost on all return items.
In the event the package is damaged during shipping you may return your unused candle(s) for a full refund of your purchase price, less shipping and handling within 14 days of delivery. Please contact us at customercare [!at] jensancandles.com for further details.
Additional policies and FAQs
• Promotional offers valid for a limited time only.
• Applies only when all qualifying and benefit products in the promotion are purchased in one order.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Shipping and handling charges apply to all products, including bonus items.
• Offer may not be combined with other offers, including promotional certificates.
• Void where prohibited.
At JenSan Candles we happily accept custom orders tailored to your event. We also offer quantity discounts for large orders. To get a quote for your event, simply click on our Alchemy request button and tell us about your event.
OUT OF STOCK ITEMS
If an item is out of stock, you will be notified of the next available inventory date. You can then make a decision of whether to backorder the item or choose a replacement product.
WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS
Wholesalers and retailers interested in carrying JenSan Home and Body products can register at: http://jensancandles.wufoo.com/forms/wholesalers-profile/
Always burn your candle on a stable heat resistant surface. Keep away from drafts and flammable materials. Trim the wick on pillar candles approximately 1/4 to 3/8; and 3/8 to 1/2 inch on container candles each time they are lit. Do not burn candle when wax is less than 1/2” from bottom. If you think that your candle flame is too high, blow candle out and trim wick to a lower height. Do not touch or move candle while burning or if it is hot. Never leave a burning candle unattended and always keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Always place pillar candles on an appropriate candle holder before lighting. Never place it directly on furniture surface. If the wax of a burning pillar candle reaches the edge, blow out flame, fold edges inward and allow wax to harden before lighting again. Following these recommendations will help prevent dripping and protect your furniture.
CANDLE BURNING TIME
The burn time of candles varies depending on size, the wick (some wicks burn faster than others) and more importantly, the air that filters through a room. Even with all the windows and doors of your home closed, there is always a flow of air throughout the rooms. And since the air current varies from room to room, the burn time of your candle can vary for this reason. The stronger the air current, the shorter the life span of your candle. So you can have two candles of the same size that have different life spans. For instance, you can burn candle (A) in your bedroom and it could last for about 60 hours in burn time. You can then burn the exact same candle (B) in the living room and have it only last for about 50 hours. The difference maybe because there is more foot traffic in and out of the living room or that it’s closer to the front door that opens on a regular basis and brings in a stronger air current into the living room. All this you should keep in mind when considering the burn time of your candle.
At JenSan Home and Body, we thoroughly test the burn time of all our candles under various circumstances to come up with the realistic life spans indicated below. We are not out to fool anyone into buying our candles by promoting outlandish burn times. We are very confident in our product and feel that once a customer tries our candles, they will want to repeat the experience.
8 oz TRAVEL TIN WITH LID (3"d x 2"h) 20 to 25 hours burn time
11 oz TUMBLER (3"d x 3.5"h) 40 to 50 hours burn time
14 oz PILLAR (3"d x 3.5"h) 30 to 40 hours burn time
8 oz Premium soy candle…approximately 65-75 hours
13 oz Premium Soy Candle…approximately 80 -100 hours