SlowNorth

SMALL-BATCH, BOTANICAL GOODS TO ENCOURAGE WHOLE LIVING

Austin, Texas · 93 Sales

SlowNorth

SMALL-BATCH, BOTANICAL GOODS TO ENCOURAGE WHOLE LIVING

Austin, Texas 93 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   At Slow North, we intentionally craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North emerged from the belief that all home goods, whether luxury or necessity, should be made with clean and safe ingredients.

Slow North sees a need for positive change and responds with action, filling a void and serving as a constant advocate for your daily renewal. We are committed to curating a growing line of small-batch products – made with transparent ingredients – that contribute to a healthier home and fuller life.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

At Slow North, we intentionally craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North emerged from the belief that all home goods, whether luxury or necessity, should be made with clean and safe ingredients.

Slow North sees a need for positive change and responds with action, filling a void and serving as a constant advocate for your daily renewal. We are committed to curating a growing line of small-batch products – made with transparent ingredients – that contribute to a healthier home and fuller life.

Michelle Simmons

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Michelle Simmons

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Chelsea Jepson

Chelsea Jepson on Jun 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful quality. Lovely presentation.

Laura McPhail

Laura McPhail on Mar 2, 2018

3 out of 5 stars

Very light scent. They don't stay lit.

Michelle

Michelle responded on Mar 2, 2018

Thank you for letting us know you had difficulties with these candles. We are sending you replacement ones, as they should always stay lit...I'm sorry to hear these didn't. As for the scent throw, all essential oil candles will be lighter than synthetically-fragranced candles. I hope the replacements work well for you in smaller rooms. Thanks for your feedback!

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Updates

Busy putting the finishing touches on our 5-Candle Gift Sets for the pop-up events this weekend! Which is your favorite scent?

About

Candles. Made from plants.

After years of slowly ridding our home of the less-than-healthy, toxic products and replacing them with natural alternatives, I hit a road block when it came to finding a suitable replacement for our candles. Our home was without candles for a good while, but I greatly missed the calming ritual of lighting a candle to relax in the evenings.

The impetus for creating Slow North's line of plant-based candles was the birth of our son. While pregnant, I became even more aware of just how many products in our house contained mystery concoctions of synthetic chemicals, many of which aren't required to even be listed in a product's ingredients. This did not sit well with me.

I learned of the poor indoor air quality so many of the mainstream air fresheners and candles created. While searching for alternatives, I discovered there was a need for well-designed, naturally healthy candles on the market. I wanted to create a candle I would feel good about burning in my own home and one that would stylishly complement my decor.

Our mission is to make products that are simple, healthy and thoughtfully functional. Since 2015, we have been creating premium, all-natural soy candles scented only with essential oils in thoughtfully minimal packaging.

All Slow North products are free of synthetic chemicals and artificial fragrances. Our soy candles are made from biodegradable and renewable resources. They are dye-free, vegan and made without animal products, petroleum by-products or paraffin.

Our candles are designed with care and hand-poured with love in Austin, Texas.

Shop members

  • Michelle Simmons

    Owner, Maker

    Our company’s core values and dedication to whole living serve as daily reminders to be present and enjoy the little moments we share.

  • Jonathan Simmons

    Owner, Designer

    I love the challenge of being the principle designer for all of our labels, for our website and for our brand. Michelle has created elegant and straightforward products, and I love working with her to find that expression in a visual language.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2017
With purposeful intentions, positive energy and a passion for quality, we create beautiful products for everyday living in a happy environment. Slow North candles contain only pure essential oils – often referred to as the “life force” of plants – which can provide unique and varied therapeutic benefits.

Hand-crafted entirely in-house, our production process is hands-on from start-to- finish. Each pitcher of soy wax and essential oils is measured and mixed by hand in small batches, allowed to cool and then poured into prepared vessels for curing.

At Slow North, we are proudly powered by 100% renewable energy sources. Our packing materials and boxes are recycled, recyclable and biodegradable. From our recycled glass to the renewable, natural resources we choose for our ingredients, we are continually seeking ways to lighten our impact.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
  • Items on sale
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Payment
Direct checkout (which can be used with any major credit card) is the best way to pay for items. Pay Pal is also accepted.
Shipping
Local pick-ups are welcome - I am located in Austin, TX

I ship with USPS. Items are sent 1-3 days after purchase.


Tracking:
All packages come with delivery confirmation.

Insurance: If your item is ever damaged (which certainly can happen) I will refund you in full once I have been reimbursed by USPS. You must also hold on to the item & packaging until refund has been cleared. Please always contact me before leaving feedback. I want you to be a happy customer!

Insurance for International: If your item goes missing or is damaged in transit I cannot refund you, please purchase at your own risk. Insurance is available - please contact me before you pay to let me know you would like insurance. The value declared on the customs form will be what you paid for the item (minus shipping).

International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. I do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as ‘gifts’ - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale opportunities available, please contact me for more details at michelle [!at] slownorth.com