NatureProvidesBeauty

Bath and Beauty Products

Eureka, California · 1504 Sales

NatureProvidesBeauty

Bath and Beauty Products

Eureka, California 1504 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(410)

Announcement   Welcome to the Etsy shop of Nature Provides, where you'll find handmade, effective, and non-toxic bath and beauty products made with sustainable, organic, and fair-trade ingredients.
Custom requests are welcome- just send a message.

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

Welcome to the Etsy shop of Nature Provides, where you'll find handmade, effective, and non-toxic bath and beauty products made with sustainable, organic, and fair-trade ingredients.
Custom requests are welcome- just send a message.

Follow and Message us on facebook to receive an Etsy coupon code!
www.facebook.com/Nature-Provides-148620251908277

Christie Childs

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Christie Childs

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About

Homemade is Best

The current market for personal care products is teeming with deception. Most products labeled as “natural” and “organic” are often high-priced frauds that contain synthetic ingredients. Consumers are catching on and they are looking for solutions. The mission of Nature Provides is to offer real alternatives, at an affordable price.

A decade ago, I grew concerned about the safety of common cosmetics like soap and deodorant. What I learned after my research shocked me into action. I couldn't see the point in eating organic food if my organic shampoo had GMO corn ingredients. How can an eye shadow be vegan if every one of its ingredients is repeatedly tested on animals, not to prove that it's safe, but to determine a safe amount to use? Why were there petroleum extracts in my deodorant?

Armed with the knowledge of which ingredients are toxic, I started reading labels. But it quickly became apparent that there were no alternatives on the market that would meet my new criteria, even at my local health food store. It was then that my boycott of all body care products began and I set out to create my own.

There's no going back! Once I used homemade lotion, saw my adult acne disappear, or felt how soft my hair is when it's at the right pH, I couldn't believe that inferior products were being sold to me, to everyone, full of toxins that were causing the symptoms I easily blamed on myself.

It is my pleasure to share a sampling of the products I make for my own family with those who are seeking the safest for themselves, too. Though the initial product line is limited, I believe that perfecting a product is better than having lots of them to sell or repackaging bulk products.

Many handmade cosmetics spoil quickly. At home this is fine, but not in a retail setting. Unlike most natural manufacturers, I won't use new “natural” preservatives offered by suppliers. I know that these new chemicals aren't very natural and have limited safety data. The public and environment may be at risk due to unknown, long-term effects from exposure to these new chemicals, which are extracted mostly from monoculture crops of GMO or rainforest plants. After a few decades we'll know more about their safety, after it's too late to remove these chemicals from our bodies and the environment.

So, while some products requiring preservation aren't currently available online, others will be soon, such as the line of eye shadows I am developing. I could put some pretty minerals in a jar and call it eyeshadow, but I want better than that and so should you. I hope to have this line of products ready next summer.

Thank you for reading and please message me anytime with questions or comments. Custom orders are always welcome!

Until next time,
Christie

Shop members

  • Christie Childs

    Owner, Maker

    We began sharing our homemade creations with friends and family. It wasn't long after that they asked where to buy it. Before we knew what was happening, we found ourselves on the web, so that our family of products can be extended to you.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2017
Thank you for visiting our Etsy page!

While browsing our shop, remember that we love to do custom work. If you are looking for specific qualities in your body care products, contact us and we will see what nature can do for you.

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Payment
Your order will not ship until payment is complete. With some forms of payment, such as eChecks, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to clear. We recommend using debit/credit cards for faster order processing.

Checks and money orders are not currently accepted.
Shipping
Once payment is received, orders ship within three business days via USPS, except for:
custom orders
bulk orders

To ensure delivery of your packages, please provide a full name in the shipping address.

Delivery dates vary by location. Please wait 7 business days after we've shipped your order before inquiring about delivery. Your order's ship date is listed on your receipt. To view your order receipt, click You > Purchases and Reviews.

Orders ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. If you want to use a different carrier or service, message us BEFORE placing your order so we can accommodate you.

We guarantee that your order will be shipped only to the address you provide. Please confirm your shipping address before placing your order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING- We ship our cosmetics to the United States only.
Refunds and Exchanges
Orders can be cancelled within 24 hours after purchase for a full refund.
Once an item has shipped, shipping costs are not refundable.

CUSTOM ORDERS
We love custom orders, but they require communication to ensure the item is made to your liking. If you have placed a custom order but we have not heard back from you after 3 days, your order will be cancelled.

Refunds are accepted with proof of purchase ONLY if initiated within 30 days after purchase. Contact us right away to start the refund process.

Discounted items marked "sold as is" or "bargain bin" may not be returned.

PLEASE WAIT for instructions from us before sending any product back; you might not be refunded the shipping cost of returning product to us. If more than half of the returned product has been used, a proportionate refund may apply.

Receipt of returned merchandise is video documented. We take mail fraud seriously and report instances of mail fraud immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
■ IS YOUR MAKEUP/PAINT SAFE FOR USE NEAR EYES AND ON LIPS?
All of the pigments we use in our products are safe for use near the eye and on the lips. This is why you won't see any bright blue or green colors in our product lines. Those two colors are made entirely from synthetic pigments and are known to cause irritation to delicate skin. The FDA has placed restrictions on where they can be used. But we've gone one step further and have banned their use in our products.

■ HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE FACE PAINTS?
Our paints are for immediate use. If kept unopened in a cool, dark and dry environment, the paints can last up to one year.
To keep paints clean, never put in their pots:
Brushes and sponges, even if clean
Water (including distilled)
Fingers, even if clean
Do not use paints that have changed odor, color, or appearance.
Please call us if you're not sure before using.
Always use a palette to mix paints, not the paint pot.
For leftover paint, try other applications. The paints can be used as finger paints / water colors, too.

■ WHAT CAN I USE FOR A PALETTE?
A palette can be any dish or smooth surface you can easily wash, this includes most glass, glazed ceramic, and plastic containers and dishes. You can also use old CDs. For big projects or kids crafts, a good palette option is to layer large pieces of paper. The paper will catch the mess and also serves as a palette.

■ WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR WEARING FACE PAINT ALL DAY?
If you're wearing the paints all day or while sweating, try using a setting powder to help dry the paints and absorb sweat and facial oils. Orders of 5 or more paints qualify for a free setting powder- but remember to TELL US IF YOU WANT A FREE JAR when you order.

■ WHY DO SOME PAINTS COME IN 2 POTS?
Our paints are sold by weight not volume. Some of the minerals we use like zinc oxide, are heavy while others like mica, are very light. Because each paint is a unique blend of minerals, their weight varies. Sometimes they are so light that a color comes in two pots, or a larger pot, while heavy shades may appear less than full in the pot.

More information

Last updated on Jul 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions

■ CAN YOU MAKE A PRODUCT FOR ME?

Yes! Because our bath and beauty products are made from scratch, we love to do custom work. Contact us and we will see what nature can do for you.

■ HOW LONG BEFORE I GET MY ORDER?

Handmade products take more time, but small businesses move faster than giant corporations. We keep a low backlog of orders so that we are usually able to make and ship within 1-3 days from the time of purchase. If you need faster service, contact us to make arrangements before placing your order.

■ CAN YOU HELP ME CHOOSE A COLOR?

Yes! We're happy to help you decide which color is right for you. Online images are always different from one computer to the next; it helps to ask us if you need a specific color. Click the Ask a Question button to get started.

■ ARE YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN?

Yes! All of our products are 100% vegan. We do not perform or contract animal testing and also do not use new chemicals which were safety tested on animals.

■ DO YOU TAKE BULK ORDERS?

Yes! Just send a message with the quantity and deliver date you need. We'll get back to you quickly.

■ DO YOU COMBINE SHIPPING?

Yes, shipping is automatically combined at checkout.
If you already placed your order, but forgot to add something to it, just place a second order within 24 hours. We automatically combine multiple orders and refund the over-paid shipping.

■ DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE U.S.?

Unfortunately, we do not export any of our products. As a sustainability-driven company, exporting works against our goal of reducing our carbon footprint. We believe that everyday items should be acquired as locally as possible to reduce the impact our daily lives have on the planet.