eightysixbodyhome

Uniquely Scented Handmade Soy Candles & Body Products

Iowa City, Iowa · 470 Sales

eightysixbodyhome

Uniquely Scented Handmade Soy Candles & Body Products

Iowa City, Iowa 470 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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eightysixbodyhome is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner My shop will be taking an extended vacation from June 1 until mid-September. Thank you all for your continued support. See you in the fall!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 10, 2018

My shop will be taking an extended vacation from June 1 until mid-September. Thank you all for your continued support. See you in the fall!

Britt Murdock

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Britt Murdock

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About

Hello everyone and welcome to my shop!


I have always had a dream to start up a small business doing something I loved. Even from when I was a little kid, I was making arts and crafts and trying to sell them to my family, friends, and neighbors. I went on to obtain a degree in Sociology and a minor in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Iowa. I still had my passion for small-business management and was just waiting for the perfect moment to jump into it.

I get my shop name from a special family story. 86 is a number that has always been in my family. It has a special meaning in my heart, and found it to be a perfect incorporation into my name. 86 is an inspiration to me, just as my items are also an inspiration to me. It was a perfect combination. The white-wash wooden background you see in a few of my product photos (particularly the Mason jar candles) came from an old barn out at my parent's farm that I grew up on. I touched up some paint on it, sanded it down for that old farmhouse "distressed" look, and nailed the boards together to create my backdrop! It holds special meaning to me just as a lot of other things about my shop do.

I have always had a passion for bath and body items, hair care, skin care, and home decor. Candles are one of my favorite items to buy and also to make. I love the way candles make my house smell like a home, and I love the creativity of using different scents. All my items you see are made by me in my home. I enjoy being creative and learning new techniques. My other hobbies include Radio Controlled Car Racing, bow hunting with my boyfriend Greg, fishing, boating, country music, graphic design, interior design, fashion, and many other things that keep me busy. I don't like to settle on just one particular type of hobby, as you can probably tell.

I currently work full-time at the University of Iowa (GO HAWKEYES!) as a Grants and Contracts Administrator. At my day-job, I help administer all of the grant funding that comes into the university that is awarded to our doctors and our faculty. I also subcontract out that funding to other institutions, hospitals, and businesses in order to help perform research, data collection, and various work on a variety of projects and studies. I absolutely love my day job and find it very challenging and rewarding that I am helping out the world in some way, shape, or form, but I'm also really happy to be running this shop on the side at nights and on weekends. I am inspired by scent, color, and style, and decoration. I take pride in my products and I hope my customers love them too! I would not sell anything in my shop that I do not or would not use myself. I am a proud momma of 2 four-legged fur babies named Creed and Paisley but they are NOT my test subjects- nor are any other animals.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Etsy shop. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding any of my listed items. My goal is to make your purchase not just an ordinary purchase- but an experience. I believe in making every customer feel special whether your purchase is for yourself, or for someone else.

I'd like to give a big thank you to my family, fiancé, and friends for all their tremendous support of following my dreams. Also a huge shout-out to my dad, Bill, for helping me to get my shop supplies stocked.

Best Regards,

Britt
eighty-six body + home

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    Born and raised in Iowa (GO HAWKS!). Typical Mid-western girl that enjoys many different hobbies.

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Are Returns or Exchanges Accepted?

Due to the sanitary nature of the products, unfortunately I cannot accept returns or exchanges. However, if you are dissatisfied in any way, please contact me to discuss. Also, if for some reason a product is damaged while being shipped to you, please contact me within 7 days of incident. Pictures will be asked to be provided in order to file a claim. Please send me a message on Etsy conversations and I would be more than happy to accommodate the situation.

How quickly will my order be shipped?

I try to get every order completed and out the door in a very quick and timely manner. However, since I also work full-time as well, delays may be expected due to time constraints. I make every effort to get your order shipped within 3-5 business days. Since I also make every product by hand and in small batches, delays make occur if a product needs to be made to order. I do my very best to have this done right away- but please allow an extra day or two as I take pride in my products and want them delivered to you in perfect condition!

What if I'm overcharged for shipping?

Due to Ety's shipping policies and not allowing a cap on shipping charges, if you are overcharged for shipping, I will issue you a refund of the difference if it is more than a $2 overage. I will send a message noting what the actual shipping charges were and with what you will be refunded. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this.