Scentcosmetics

Organic, Ethical, Social, Soaps, Bath, Beauty Products

Belfast, United Kingdom · 1007 Sales

Scentcosmetics

Organic, Ethical, Social, Soaps, Bath, Beauty Products

Belfast, United Kingdom 1007 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner Thanks so much for stopping by. We have closed the shop until further notice as we begin fostering.

Sorry for the inconvenience but hope you understand.

Garreth.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 29, 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by. We have closed the shop until further notice as we begin fostering.

Sorry for the inconvenience but hope you understand.

Garreth.

Garreth and Carla Falls

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Garreth and Carla Falls

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The fun part of soap making.

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About

ScENT - Because they're worth it!

ScENT, which specialises in soaps, cosmetics and body products, started out in 2011 by Garreth & Carla, two social entrepreneurs who wanted to see transformation through the lost art of traditional manufacturing. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Brazil's poor to make and sell on the street, Garreth felt that consumerism had robbed us of our ability to make things.

“Our dream for "ScENT" was to create an ethical brand; good for the grower, the maker and the environment, right through to the consumer. Every cosmetic product (excluding the novelty soaps) ScENT makes is ethically sourced, sustainable, organic and supports local employment as much as possible. Further, ScENT seeks to be a business that makes a difference in the world - so with that in mind it re-invests profit into a variety of different causes and charities.”

For every product we sell 10% of the manufacturing price goes to a charity in Nigeria called "SteppingStonesNigeria", every product sold will also give one person clean water for a week, protect a few square meters of rain-forest and invest in other micro-business investment ventures. You can find out more about our ethics and giving on our website www.scentcosmetics.com.

ScENT quickly made a name for itself within the crafting community at home and abroad with its pioneering “Soap Art”. Carla’s fruit soaps really did change how people thought about soap! These hand-painted soaps regularly shipped to America, Europe, Brazil, China, Japan, South Africa & Australia. Not bad for a cottage industry in the small village of Cloughey, Northern Ireland!

As the brand has grown we been able to focus more on ethical cosmetics with the hope of expanding into make-up by 2015.

ScENT is also the only business formally teaching soap-making in Northern Ireland. The business also facilitates soap parties for children & adults, make wedding favours and corporate gifts by commission.

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Shop members
  • Garreth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Father of 3. I look after the kiddies, clean the house and work on packaging, marketing, networking, on-line promotion and accounts.

  • Carla Teixeira-Falls

    Maker, Designer, Soap Artist & Beautiful Wife!

    Carla studied soap making in Brazil and brought her 'feel' of soap art to Ireland. With a background in Hospital managment and mission work - the turn to soap art doesn't exactly look logical - but she excels in our unique fruit soaps!

  • Eli

    Assistant

    Our resident helper and source of advice.

  • Tobin

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Forever a source a joy (& mess) Tobin will bring a smile to all our clients faces!

  • Reuben

    Customer Service, Packaging Messer

Local

Find Scentcosmetics at the following upcoming market!

  • St George's Market Belfast

    St George's Market, 12-20 E Bridge St

    Belfast,

    Jan 8–Dec 31

    Belfast's award-winning market featuring local arts, crafts & designer-makers, as well as antiques, artisan foods, live music & great atmosphere. Winner of UK Best Large Indoor Market 2014

Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2014
We will work with you!

We plan to grow this slowly into a social enterprise. This means people are important to us - you the customer, the people who make the ingredients, the community we live in and those we may join us in the future.

With this in mind the policies below are there as guidelines to protect all of us. That said we will do our best to remain flexible and work with you. Please contact us if you feel you need further clarity.

We have a preference towards SLS/SLES Free, natural, organic and fairly traded products - but we recommend checking the labels of the items - as this isn't possible to achieve on all our products.

Garreth

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
We accept Paypal payment - all packages will be shipped upon receipt of payment.

Items are generally made to order please bear in mind that we will generally have shipped out orders by the 3rd working day after payment has been received which may make cancellation difficult - but we will work with you where possible.

We are not Vat registered
Shipping
We are UK based and therefore use Royal Mail 2nd Class. For UK orders we find recorded post unessessary for low value products. All international orders have been priced at packaged air-mail.

If your postage system is unreliable we suggest that you consider recorded delivery. If you would like this please ask us to set up a custom listing order for you.

UK BUYERS: Please be aware that it costs exactly the same to post one item averaging 200g as 900g (1KG but we need to allow for the weight of the box). We highly recommend buying a number of things in one go so you get the most out of your postage. If you are nervous about calculating the weight - we are more than happy to do that for you in advance.

... if it goes over the 1KG package and is less than £30 we will need to ask for the difference to be paid.

We will notify you when the item has been shipped (normally within 3 working days) and we will notify if there is likely to be a delay for some reason.

The purchaser is responsible for all international customs/duties which may be relevant.

If you are an international customer wishing to buy a number of items please contact us and we can give you an accurate price for postage based on weight and dimensions.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will accept refunds within 28 days of purchase provided the item being returned is undamaged and internal packaging unopened. Whilst we will be held responsible for damage and loss we do ask that you pay the postage to return the item.

Talk to us if you are not happy - there may be something we can do.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items purchased are made by Scent and concur with EU cosmetic legislation. They are also assessed as required by EU Law. We provide MSDS where requested and ingredients are listed on lables.

We have a positive prejudice towards natural, organic and fairly-traded ingredients when it is possible. We also have a preference of SLS & SLES free products - however this isn't possible on all our items - so please contact us for guidance or read the ingredients on each item. There is also a section in the shop for natural/oraganic/fairlytraded coming soon.

Custom orders are available - please contact us.

We do consider wholesale and consignment on all our products and all cosmetics have a Best Before date of 18 months - 3 years. Colours can fade over time.