Scents for the senses!

Raleigh, North Carolina On Etsy since 2011

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Scents for the senses!

Raleigh, North Carolina | 3,387 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hi there! Thank you for visiting. I am taking a little hiatus from my shop to be close to family right now. I do not have an expected time to return, but I will be back. Thank you for your patience.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 10, 2020

Hi there! Thank you for visiting. I am taking a little hiatus from my shop to be close to family right now. I do not have an expected time to return, but I will be back. Thank you for your patience.


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About GoodScentsByHeather

Sales 3,387
On Etsy since 2011

Scents for your senses!

I've always had an obsession for anything that smells good, whether it was a candle, soap, lotions, even flowers, but candles are my passion. I decided to try my hand at making soy candles and I was instantly addicted. I was drawn to soy because it was a renewable resource and offered a cleaner burning candle than traditional paraffin wax candles. I was so happy making candles that I quickly ran out of space to store them all and my family was over getting them for gifts for every occasion. I decided I'd try my hand at selling my candles but I knew in this rough economy no one wanted to pay $20 or $30 for a candle that they could seemingly by for $5 at any mass discount store. I wanted people to enjoy my strongly scented candles that lasted longer and burned cleaner so I priced them fairly so people could give them a chance. I don't believe you should have to sacrifice quality for price. My candles were a hit at local craft fairs so I continue on, then the soap making bug hit me!
I tried making a few simple soap recipes and just like with candle making I was instantly addicted. Commercial soaps or "beauty bars" are full of detergents and surfactants that will, sure, get you clean, but also strip away all the natural oils in your skin and irritate your skin too. After reading about all the wonderful oils that could be used for soap making and how awesome they were for the skin I branched out and started creating my own recipes with scents I loved. Then just like with my candles, I quickly had more soap than I could ever use! Since I was already out selling my candles I figured I'd bring my soap along and see how they did. I was faced with the same dilemma of pricing my soaps as I was my candles, why pay $4-7 for 1 bar of soap when you can go buy 10 for that price. Do you want to wash your body with the same product you scrub your bath tub with? Once you try handmade soap your skin will thank you for it and you'll enjoy this simple, wonderful daily treat!
Simply put, I price my products fairly so that anyone can enjoy them without sacrificing any of the quality that mass produced products are greatly lacking! I do hope you'll give them a try and enjoy them as much as I do.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2016
Thank you for visiting my little corner of Etsy! I offer high quality incense, soy candles and tarts as well as natural soaps. I make everything by hand using as many natural ingredients as possible. I want to offer you safer more natural products with quality that exceeds the mass market without the boutique prices! Take a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of my products!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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)
Returns and exchange details
I'd like to think everyone would be happy with their purchase but if for any reason you are not happy or there is a problem, please contact me to discuss options.
Bath/Body products can not be returned, please consider any potential allergies before purchasing.
Currently I accept payment by PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards, Credit or Debit card.
I may consider accepting a money order in certain situations, please contact me prior to placing an order to discuss this option.
I will ship most orders the business day after payment has been received. During the hot summer months (June-Sept) Soy candles can not be shipped on Friday or Saturday as they may melt sitting in the Post Office warehouse, I will ship them on Monday.
All candles will ship in USPS Flat Rate/Regional rate boxes in an effort to keep shipping costs low!
I do not ship internationally at this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than happy to fill small custom orders, please contact me with the details and I will get back to you within 2 business days, usually less, with pricing, shipping, and time to delivery.