WeeEssentials

Cloth for the modern household!

Minnesota, United States · 12109 Sales

WeeEssentials

Cloth for the modern household!

Minnesota, United States 12109 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5087)
Shop owner

Candice

Contact

Announcement   PLEASE click "Read More" for more information regarding shipping, customs turnaround time, co-ops and more.

Go Green this year with fun and practical items! At WeeEssentials, you can choose eco-friendly alternatives to disposable or unnatural products - perfect for you or the little one in your life.

Find Ready-to-Ship products at http://weeessentials.com. I am happy to combine shipping on both sites - send me a message to request a coupon code, or to let me know you have ordered from both sites (and I'll send you a refund for the overage)
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http://www.facebook.com/WeeEssentials
"Like" my Facebook page and stay up to date on new products, giveaways, and information about going green in a disposables world!

THANK YOU for your business! It means the world to me and my family! Wee Essentials is a big part of our income, and I am so blessed to be able to do something I love!

Because of my family (see my profile for more info), I do take Sundays off as much as possible, and often spend most of Saturday with them, too. So I may be slow to answer emails during this time, and I really do appreciate your understanding and patience while I take a day to recharge and get away from the computer for a while!

SHOP STATUS/SHIPPING: Please check each listing for the time it will take to ship your item. This varies by product, and can be found by clicking the "shipping" tab in each item's details. You can check the latest date your item will ship by clicking on the icon titled "You" at the top right of your page, and then clicking "purchases and reviews." Information about shipping is on the right side. I do my best to get all packages out no later than this date, and of course, sooner if possible!

SOAP & SOAP BITS: Soap bits take longer to ship than other products because of the way they are made and packaged. Please expect 3 to 5 business days to ship. I try to anticipate running out of scents, but if your scent is not in stock, there may be an additional delay of 2-3 days in shipping.

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CUSTOMS: I am currently taking custom orders. Please message me through Etsy if you are interested in a custom or check out my "made to order" listings in my shop, where you can choose the fabric, size, and absorbency! Custom orders will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

Custom order details: Payment is required up front, and once your payment is made, I will add your order to my customs queue, and I make each order in its turn. I generally have several orders in my customs queue at any time, so please be patient with me, but please feel free to email me any time to see where I'm at. :)

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CO-OPs: I have no authorized co-ops at this time. If you see someone holding a co-op for my products, they have not been authorized by me/Wee Essentials.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER - don't do Facebook? You can still stay in touch by signing up for my email newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/KH51v You will receive about 2 emails a month, but they will contain all sorts of fun things, including discounts and giveaways!

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I often send samples and business cards with orders - if you would prefer I not send them with your order, please let me know.

If you don't see it, I can probably make it! Check my profile for information on custom orders with my huge variety of prints, new items, and more!

I do wholesale many of my items - please convo me for more information.

**Proud member of:
Team Eco Etsy
The Handmade Toy Alliance (handmadetoyalliance.org)

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Check out my other Etsy Shop - Knitting and crochet patterns and even occasionally fiber, yarn, and handspun yarn! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mulberryfibers

Twitter: @weeessentials
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeeEssentials

All of my items are made in a smoke-free, cat- and kid-friendly home. (The cats are not allowed near the fabrics and sewing supplies! Neither are the children! :D)

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 8, 2016

PLEASE click "Read More" for more information regarding shipping, customs turnaround time, co-ops and more.

Go Green this year with fun and practical items! At WeeEssentials, you can choose eco-friendly alternatives to disposable or unnatural products - perfect for you or the little one in your life.

Find Ready-to-Ship products at http://weeessentials.com. I am happy to combine shipping on both sites - send me a message to request a coupon code, or to let me know you have ordered from both sites (and I'll send you a refund for the overage)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://www.facebook.com/WeeEssentials
"Like" my Facebook page and stay up to date on new products, giveaways, and information about going green in a disposables world!

THANK YOU for your business! It means the world to me and my family! Wee Essentials is a big part of our income, and I am so blessed to be able to do something I love!

Because of my family (see my profile for more info), I do take Sundays off as much as possible, and often spend most of Saturday with them, too. So I may be slow to answer emails during this time, and I really do appreciate your understanding and patience while I take a day to recharge and get away from the computer for a while!

SHOP STATUS/SHIPPING: Please check each listing for the time it will take to ship your item. This varies by product, and can be found by clicking the "shipping" tab in each item's details. You can check the latest date your item will ship by clicking on the icon titled "You" at the top right of your page, and then clicking "purchases and reviews." Information about shipping is on the right side. I do my best to get all packages out no later than this date, and of course, sooner if possible!

SOAP & SOAP BITS: Soap bits take longer to ship than other products because of the way they are made and packaged. Please expect 3 to 5 business days to ship. I try to anticipate running out of scents, but if your scent is not in stock, there may be an additional delay of 2-3 days in shipping.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CUSTOMS: I am currently taking custom orders. Please message me through Etsy if you are interested in a custom or check out my "made to order" listings in my shop, where you can choose the fabric, size, and absorbency! Custom orders will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

Custom order details: Payment is required up front, and once your payment is made, I will add your order to my customs queue, and I make each order in its turn. I generally have several orders in my customs queue at any time, so please be patient with me, but please feel free to email me any time to see where I'm at. :)

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CO-OPs: I have no authorized co-ops at this time. If you see someone holding a co-op for my products, they have not been authorized by me/Wee Essentials.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER - don't do Facebook? You can still stay in touch by signing up for my email newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/KH51v You will receive about 2 emails a month, but they will contain all sorts of fun things, including discounts and giveaways!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I often send samples and business cards with orders - if you would prefer I not send them with your order, please let me know.

If you don't see it, I can probably make it! Check my profile for information on custom orders with my huge variety of prints, new items, and more!

I do wholesale many of my items - please convo me for more information.

**Proud member of:
Team Eco Etsy
The Handmade Toy Alliance (handmadetoyalliance.org)

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Check out my other Etsy Shop - Knitting and crochet patterns and even occasionally fiber, yarn, and handspun yarn! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mulberryfibers

Twitter: @weeessentials
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeeEssentials

All of my items are made in a smoke-free, cat- and kid-friendly home. (The cats are not allowed near the fabrics and sewing supplies! Neither are the children! :D)

Candice

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5087)
Susan Young

Susan Young on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the cloth pads. My daughters love them and are actually excited to get to use them. Thank you making a first period not a dreaded experience.

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Updates

More wipe solution cubes going out today! My studio smells so good!
I'm super excited for a fresh batch of Cherry Almond triple butter soap! It will be ready soon!
Another set of three made-to-order 6" ultra thin cloth pantyliners going out!
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About

Simple Living through reusable products

Wee Essentials started at a dining room table in 2007; I was trying to come up with a frugal and earth friendly way to replace a lot of my disposable household necessities - feminine products, nursing pads, paper towels, and diapers/wipes. I'd been sewing and crafting since I was 7, so it was only natural to make my own!

Lots of trial and error later, and in June 2008 I opened Wee Essentials on Etsy with my first Ultrathin Liners and Soap Bits - a natural cloth wipe solution. I knew I wasn't the only one who was looking for products that would save them money in the long run while being thoughtful about the earth's cleanliness.

Over the years, the idea of "Living simply so others could simply live" has affected my actions more and more, and the way I run Wee Essentials. By using reusable products, we can save resources for other people - and when we are done, reusable products can be composted in part or whole, keeping landfills from growing, and water and air clean for the people who live near them.

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  • Candice Mangum

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My interest in sustainability grew out of a need to be frugal and eco-friendly when I moved into an old farmhouse in Ohio in 2007. A few years and a few children later, Wee Essentials has grown beyond my imaginings!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2016
Welcome! I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and two little girls. I love to create! And because I'm practical, I love to create beautiful and *useful* objects!

In the past few years, I've gotten more and more concerned not only about how our lifestyles impact the environment, but how they impact our wallets. You'll find that many of my items are simple, reusable, practical solutions to disposable or unfriendly products.

This isn't my first venture into the world of ecommerce, but there really isn't anything as satisfying to me as sitting down with a pair of knitting needles to create a warm hat for a child or harvesting food and herbs from my garden to grace my table!

**I feel it's important to note that we are a smoke-free but cat-friendly home. The cats are not allowed in my sewing room, but they are sneaky, so I can't say they've never been in there!**

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer payment within three (3) days of purchase. I gladly accept Paypal (all types of payment,) credit cards, US Postal money orders and personal checks from US banks.

If you do send a personal check or money order, or you choose to pay with an e-check through Paypal, please be aware that these forms of payment may take up to 10 business days to clear, although in my experience it's generally less. I'll ship after payment clears.
Shipping
I don't include invoices in your shipment. I do that to reduce packaging waste. But if you'd like an invoice, just let me know - I'd be glad to oblige! :)

I ship 2-3 times a week, however, please check each item's listing details for the actual processing time. I can't usually ship all orders in one go, but your items will ship within the time frame given.

I ship USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation when packages are light enough (under 16 ounces.) Everything else will go Priority Mail with delivery confirmation within the United States. If you need something right away, please email me about Express Shipping, which takes 1 to 2 business days, and if I can accommodate that, I will!

Packages to the EU, Australia, other parts of Europe and North America (outside the US) will ship via First Class International mail unless we make other arrangements. This type of shipment can take up to several weeks to arrive depending on your location, though I generally see packages arrive in about two weeks.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: If you are an international customer, you will be responsible for any customs fees and taxes incurred in the shipment of your order into your country.

****I occasionally get requests to mark a purchase as a "gift" or devalue the items on the customs form. Customs forms for items from this shop cannot be falsified by marking the form as a "gift" or lowering the value of the item. By US postal regulations, falsifying information on a customs form can lead to the seizure of the package, in addition to fines. US law also allows those who falsify export forms to be fined up to $10,000 per violation or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. I'm sorry, but it cannot be done! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
These are handmade goods, so each piece may vary slightly or have small imperfections. But please let me know if you are not satisfied with something from me, and I'll do my best to make you happy. How far that is will depend on each individual situation, but it's in my best interest to not make your life miserable! :)

I cannot accept returns on used products or feminine hygiene products for hygienic/sanitary reasons.
Additional policies and FAQs
Minnesota residents will also pay a 6.875% sales tax when you check out through Paypal. County and municipal taxes will be taken from the purchase price of the item.

I do my best with each object, and my goal is to describe each item accurately in my listings. Since my items are handmade, you may find small imperfections in each piece. I believe that minor flaws in handmade goods add to the character and value of a homemade piece, when they don't affect appearance or function. Of course, I aim for perfection anyway!

I will be happy to consider special requests! My ability to create what you want may be limited by the materials I can obtain. Also remember that because the items are handmade (and I have four young children) that special orders may take some time. Please see my shop announcement at the top of the first page of my shop for the current turnaround time for custom orders.