LuxAromatica

I pour a little love into every candle.

Virginia, United States · 9 Sales

LuxAromatica

I pour a little love into every candle.

Virginia, United States 9 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I've been in the candle kitchen working my wizardry to get ready for Fall craft fairs. If you live in Rhode Island or Eastern Mass, you're likely to find a show near you. You'll find the schedule on my website or Facebook events. Happy sniffing!

Announcement

I've been in the candle kitchen working my wizardry to get ready for Fall craft fairs. If you live in Rhode Island or Eastern Mass, you're likely to find a show near you. You'll find the schedule on my website or Facebook events. Happy sniffing!

Kerensa Bertolino

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Anonymous on Aug 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

gorgeous packaging, so thoughtful in the way it comes! great scent and very high quality

Anonymous on Aug 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous products!! nThe scents are amazing and really hold true to the notion of adding a bit of pleasant to your day.

Anonymous on Jul 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jul 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love this stuff - roll a little on my pulse points before bed and it helps relax me and makes it easier to fall asleep. The scent is wonderful - its not as strong as lavender oil alone. Whatever it is mixed with makes for a wonderful combination!

Anonymous on Jun 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

So much better than those nasty chemicals you buy at the store. Smells great, repels the bugs, and even makes your skin soft too!

Anonymous on Jun 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this stuff...LOVE LOVE LOVE it

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About

Following a dream: You'll need a map!

While life has led me to far horizons, my need for native soil grows stronger as time passes. It's an atavistic pull. College, work, adventure, and marriage to a Navy Chief have seen me as far as Florence, Italy from my native Amherst, Virginia. I currently make my home in Rhode Island, but as a military wife retain my Virginia domicile, grateful for the congressional act that allows me to do so. Following a degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech, I worked in the textile industry for many years before deciding to turn a beloved hobby into a business of my own.

Working in my converted garage, I now make soy candles and natural skin care products from my home-based candle kitchen. As a nod to my beloved Virginia, my crafty creative mom and my much-missed farm-boy dad, I named my business Virginia Aromatics Limited Company. I created Virginia Aromatics to protect my trademarked Lux Aromatica brand as part of my map. Starting the business in late 2008 was the right move at the right time.

It came about from the dream of a future lavender farm to be in the rolling hills of Virginia, a dream on hold until my husband's military retirement. With a deployed spouse there were a lot of hours to fill, so I began to create exactly the sort of products we would like to sell at our farm store, with a portable business format. It's been a labor of love, mapped out with great care and joyful devotion. I had products in new stores within three weeks the 600 mile move from Norfolk to Newport.

All Lux Aromatica products are scented with essential oils from plants. There are no artificial fragrance ingredients in my candle kitchen, and my favorite new item is a salve that I've been formulating for two years. It was amazingly popular as a whipped body butter, but I wanted a smoother, creamier consistency and finally got it just right. It's a natural alternative to petroleum jelly, good for gardener's hands, as a lip gloss, night facial cream, elbow moisturizer, makeup remover or for healing tattoos. I've had customers use it for psoriasis, and I sell out at craft fairs in New England.

Lux Aromatica began with a pipeline of products to be introduced over a number of years, as any business must in order to sustain itself. That pipeline is part of the map. So are the work experiences and gratefully received mentoring that inspire the birth of a business. Then come the hundreds of hours to build the business.

The map must be fluid. Based on growth, we may eventually adjust our goals with the lavender farm in order to keep up with demand for the fragrance products. We're okay with that. Next stop, where in the world? When will our map lead us back to Virginia? We work and wait and shape our map to see where it leads!

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  • Kerensa Bertolino

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    As a trained architect, painter in oils, photographer and chandler, I've only ever envisioned a career in art. Fragrance has become my medium and wax is its vehicle. I strive to bring you sophisticated, interesting fragrances that free the senses.

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Last updated on October 17, 2012
Lux Aromatica ® products are hand-crafted from natural, minimal ingredients with no added colors. I pour a little love into every package, shaping it into an experience that feeds the senses, pleases the eye, and gives back to the earth.

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You can checkout with your PayPal account, or use your card without an account. Either way, PayPal's secure server keeps your information private.

You can now check out with Etsy's direct payment!

Locally, I accept cash, check, or card. Tax applies to Rhode Island purchases.
Shipping
I use Fedex, UPS or USPS and supply you with a tracking number. Please be prepared to sign for deliveries over $75. I currently ship within the continental USA.

I ship on Mondays.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you find that any Lux Aromatica candle you have ordered through Etsy doesn't work for you, send it back unused within 10 days of receipt for an exchange or refund of your purchase price. Please pack carefully! Damaged or used candles cannot refunded. Please include a note or send an email with your preference for exchange or refund. Skin care items cannot be returned.

Shipping charges are non-refundable.

If you receive defective or damaged merchandise, please notify me immediately so that I can put the claim in with the shipper and replace your product.
Additional policies and FAQs
A little bit of clear communication goes a long way. I try to cover all the bases, but I welcome your questions about anything you find unclear or not yet addressed!

Email me at candles @ luxaromatica dot com,
or please call me if that's easier! 401.835.8480

I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please send your tax id number along with info about your brick-and-mortar shop, and I will send you my pricing and minimums.

The Lux Aromatica brand and use of the LA logo are registered trademarks with the USPTO.

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