JuniperseedMerc

Earth-Friendly Goods for Body, Baby and Home

Littleton, Colorado | 19798 Sales

JuniperseedMerc

Earth-Friendly Goods for Body, Baby and Home

Littleton, Colorado 19798 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(7606)

Announcement   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! We have a large number of orders to process during the busy holiday season. Please expect a little longer to get your packages shipped out. Current lead times are approximately 5 to 7 days. Thank you for understanding!

Juniperseed Mercantile is a local Colorado small business with a passion for great skincare, simple living, and the earth that sustains us. We make all-natural bath and body products, home cleaning solutions, and fabric UnPaper alternatives to your everyday disposables. Around here, it's all about Down To Earth Decadence! And we believe that everybody deserves a dose of that without sacrificing quality or efficacy in the things we use everyday.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about coupons, promotions, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of our growing Work+Shop.

Important information about our skin care preparations and herbal remedies: I (Tiffany) am not a medical doctor, and none of my formulations are meant to cure, treat or heal any medical condition. I am a science teacher with an obsessive interest in chemistry, green living, herbal lore and frontier pharmacy history. Please do not take the popularity of these products or my feedback history as evidence that these products will work as you expect them to. I include information about the ingredients used in my formulas for educational purposes only. I encourage you to do your own research to see if these ingredients can help you achieve the results you desire. I believe we, as consumers, deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of ourselves naturally, whenever possible. It is your right and responsibility to understand your own body, and to make careful choices about any herbal or folk remedies you will use. By purchasing these products, you agree that you have not been given medical advice, prescriptions, or any kind of therapeutic recommendations.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2018

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! We have a large number of orders to process during the busy holiday season. Please expect a little longer to get your packages shipped out. Current lead times are approximately 5 to 7 days. Thank you for understanding!

Juniperseed Mercantile is a local Colorado small business with a passion for great skincare, simple living, and the earth that sustains us. We make all-natural bath and body products, home cleaning solutions, and fabric UnPaper alternatives to your everyday disposables. Around here, it's all about Down To Earth Decadence! And we believe that everybody deserves a dose of that without sacrificing quality or efficacy in the things we use everyday.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about coupons, promotions, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of our growing Work+Shop.

Important information about our skin care preparations and herbal remedies: I (Tiffany) am not a medical doctor, and none of my formulations are meant to cure, treat or heal any medical condition. I am a science teacher with an obsessive interest in chemistry, green living, herbal lore and frontier pharmacy history. Please do not take the popularity of these products or my feedback history as evidence that these products will work as you expect them to. I include information about the ingredients used in my formulas for educational purposes only. I encourage you to do your own research to see if these ingredients can help you achieve the results you desire. I believe we, as consumers, deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of ourselves naturally, whenever possible. It is your right and responsibility to understand your own body, and to make careful choices about any herbal or folk remedies you will use. By purchasing these products, you agree that you have not been given medical advice, prescriptions, or any kind of therapeutic recommendations.

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Updates

I'll be discontinuing the colored bamboo cloths after my stock sells out, and I have a few odds and ends left. While supplies last, if you mention this update when you order, I'll add a little bundle of freebies in a variety of colors to your package.

About

Being Green Isn't Second Nature - It IS Our Nature!

Joan and Tiffany are the mother-daughter team that created Juniperseed Mercantile. We are passionate about using earth-friendly ingredients, responsible packaging, and ship all of our orders using reclaimed materials, and paper tape. Many of our ingredients are organic, and we source our palm oil from Brazil, to do our part to protect the Orangutan habitat in Indonesia. All of our ingredients are fully disclosed because we believe consumers deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of themselves, naturally whenever possible. It is, after all, each person's right and responsibility to understand their own bodies, and the impact their options have on the environment, and to then make carefully weighed choices.

How did we get started on this adventure? Well, Tiffany's Oma (Joan’s mom) is really the inspiration behind all of what we do. As a child in World War II Germany, she learned early on how to survive by being thrifty, tidy, and a tirelessly hard worker. She came here to the US as an adult, and didn’t speak much English. She had 4 kids to raise on her own, and yet managed to make a modest and comfortable life for herself and her family. Her way of living the saying "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" was environmentally (and financially) sustainable and resource-smart before green was even a thing.

Joan and Tiffany both remember how she started each day’s cleaning routine by making a fresh bucket of homemade cleaning solution and gathering a stack of neatly folded cleaning rags cut from old T-shirts and diapers. We all grew up knowing that very good cleaning products can be made out of things you probably already have on hand in the kitchen - lemons, white vinegar, olive oil, baking soda, a little liquid soap, and cream of tartar. Why would we ever pay money for overpriced chemical concoctions or single-use disposables? It just never made any sense to us.

Oma was just as smart and thrifty when we were unwell as she was when we were unclean! She always knew just what to brew up to help us feel better. To this day, the smell of chamomile and lavender conjure memories of her herbal remedies and loving touch. Many of our herbal remedies are versions of our family's old traditions. Oma also had a special trick of turning a wash cloth into a little bunny rabbit to hold an ice cube when we had bumps and bruises. When the youngest members of our family (Tiffany's children) receive their own bumps and bruises, there is always a stash of cloth napkins on hand to whip up a quick boo-boo bunny, just like Oma used to do.

From an early age, whatever the need at hand was, we learned to look to what we already had to work with, before buying something new - whether it was cleaning products, first aid remedies, clothing, or bath and beauty items. Growing up thrifty has meant that our family was raised thinking Green. It's not second nature to us - it IS our nature, and we are very proud.

About me (Tiffany): I am the proud mother of two beautiful little boys. I have a B.A. from the University of Colorado in Environmental, Populational and Organismic Biology, with a minor in Biochemistry, and 18 years of experience as a biology, physical science, chemistry and math teacher. I moonlight as an inventor and crafter of useful, beautiful, and yummy items that help minimize our impact on this wonderful world, while being gentler on our own bodies as well. I do all of the research and product development, formulations, marketing and graphic design.

About Joan: My best friend, mentor, mother and partner... She was an inspiration and copilot my entire life! She left a high-speed corporate life to run a mostly-volunteer hospice in rural Grand County, Colorado. In June of 2016, she passed away, but her legacy carries on!

Shop members

  • Tiffany

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hello! I'm Tiffany- a science teacher by day and the founder of Juniperseed Mercantile. I do the research and product development, formulations, marketing, and graphic design for our growing small business- along with making our decadent goods!

  • Morgan

    Production & Retail Manager, Maker, Shipper

    Morgan is our Operations Maven and the mastermind of logistics, innovation, and project management. Practical and visionary, she makes magic with salvaged furniture and pallets, seeing the forest AND the trees, and grit like you wouldn't believe.

  • Chris

    Maker, Marketer, Photographer

    Chris is a recent marketing graduate, self-taught artist, and manic pixie dream girl forming part of our core team. They wear many hats and are often active in beautifying and improving the shop, capturing content, and making our UnPaper products.

  • Joan

    Owner, Creator

    This is Joan! She was my mom and business partner. She's gone now, and I'm working hard to fill her shoes and do the work we used to share. She still has a big presence here, and we're excited to keep the traditions she passed on alive and well.

  • Part-Time Team

    Maker, Shipper, Assistant

    Our production has grown exponentially over the last year, and our part time folks are instrumental in helping with all the cutting, sewing, labeling, and general upkeep it takes to make Juniperseed magic happen.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2018
Thank you for visiting my etsy shop! Until recently, we (Joan and Tiffany) were a mother and daughter team, and we did all of the work with our own four hands. Now, after her very unexpected passing in June, it is just me, but I continue to be inspired by her hard work and am determined to keep our shop open and working as efficiently as possible (I also have a hard time editing out the "we" when I talk about our shop). Very recently, I have moved into a larger workspace and shop, and have a small team of helpers who do some sewing, shipping, and filling of wholesale orders.

This said, please expect a week or so lead time on all orders. All of our products are made in tiny batches, and many are made to order, so you always know you are getting a products which is not only all natural, but also very fresh. We have a commitment to minimizing our personal and professional environmental impact. We use labels printed on recycled paper, ship most cleaning products in concentrated form, and make as many of our own shipping envelopes and boxes out of reclaimed materials as possible. We buy organic and lower-impact ingredients (our orangutan-safe palm oil comes from South America, not Indonesia) whenever possible. All of our packaging is either recyclable or compostable.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your product, please return it and I will refund your purchase, minus shipping costs.

International customers, please be aware of certain risks that are out of our control. There is a chance your package will be lost in the mail, and there is a chance you will have to pay additional fees, duties, or taxes to your customs department before they will release your package to you. We do insure all packages, and can replace them if they are lost, but we can not be responsible for duties and fees. The stated value on the outside of the box will be the merchandise value, plus the value of the postage. To file a claim for a lost international package, you must let us know that your package has not arrived within 21 days of the ship date. After that time, we will not be able to make an insurance claim, and cannot replace your package. If you have any questions about this, please let us know.
Payment
We accept PayPal, Etsy gift card, or credit card through direct checkout. Colorado customers pay sales tax and shipping. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a local pickup at our Work+Shop in Littleton, Colorado.
Shipping
I will ship your order via USPS, using the cheapest method. If you are in a hurry, please let me know, and I can adjust the shipping.

We try to be as ecofriendly as possible, and that goes for shipping too. We try to recycle packaging materials as much as possible, and encourage you to do the same when you receive your order. When the item specifies "one-rate" boxes, we will try to use ones we received from someone else. Usually though, your order will arrive safely tucked inside an etsy-ish nest I will build just for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
I love special orders! Please send me a convo if there is something you are looking to have made up specially for you. Custom formulations require a custom fee ($10). Please convo me with questions.

We also have a facebook page, where you will find coupons, special deals, new items, and opportunities to participate in our research and development. Please like us at Facebook.com/JuniperseedMercantile.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Information We Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact us directly.

2. Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) I use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Tiffany Norton, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at tiffany [!at] juniperseedmercantile.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Juniperseed Mercantile
56 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Littleton, CO 80122