Natural Organic Skin Care and Artisan Candles

Plainfield, New Jersey 1149 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Natural Organic Skin Care and Artisan Candles

Plainfield, New Jersey | 1149 Sales

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Jennifer and Sandra

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Jennifer and Sandra

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We offer a wide selection of handmade gifts including organic soaps, soy candles with essential oils, organic body butters, organic body scrubs, scented pillar candles and more.


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Last updated on Apr 8, 2017

****FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on all candles, gift baskets and purchases over $75 to U.S. addresses ***

We offer a wide selection of handmade gifts including organic soaps, soy candles with essential oils, organic body butters, organic body scrubs, scented pillar candles and more.


**Join our mailing list and earn discounts on future purchases not available to general public.

For Wholesale Inquiries contact us at:


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Two sisters doing it for themselves!

Started by sisters, Jennifer and Sandra Mapp, JenSan Home and Body is a small, handmade brand of aromatic candles and natural bath and beauty products. The name JenSan is a partial combination of their two first names.

It all started with a candle…

JenSan grew out of Jennifer’s love of candles. She was buying so many, that one day the thought occurred that perhaps she should try making some herself. So after doing her research, and ordering supplies like wax, fragrance oils, etc. Jennifer got to work in her kitchen! She started with container candles and gave some as gifts to friends and family members who were very enthusiastic with their feedback. Many suggested that she should sell the candles online. After discussing the idea with Sandra, the sisters decided to go into business together. Sandra built an attractive website and JenSan Candles was launched, later becoming JenSan Home and Body. Since that fateful day, the sisters have been bringing their unique yet sophisticated taste to handcrafted candles and have expanded to handmade soaps, body butters and scrubs. JenSan Home and Body grew up around two women who love handmade products and appreciate the work that goes into creating them.


Our mission is to consistently create exceptional handmade candles and bath and body products using high quality essential oils and fragrances and natural ingredients that inspire our customers to take a moment to pamper their body and senses. Our products do not contain harmful phthalates or parabens but only the moisturizing oils that are good for your skin.


Jennifer is the creative force behind JenSan Home and Body, creating not only amazing scents, but also handcrafting most of the products. Though a little less hands-on, Sandra uses her business savvy and creative eye to help design products for JenSan Home and Body. She works full time in the publishing industry but is also responsible for all of JenSan's marketing efforts.

We are strong believers in using as many natural ingredients as possible in our products. That’s why we primarily use USDA Certified Organic oils of olive, coconut, castor, argan, jojoba, palm and Certified Organic shea butter in our soaps and body butters. These are grown and produced in sustainable environments. We also care very much about the environment and use recyclable containers, packaging and shipping products.


We are currently long-time residents of the State of New Jersey. However, as kids growing up in the countryside on the beautiful, Caribbean island of Barbados, we were strongly inspired by our mother and late grandmother. They instilled in us a strong sense of family, and an incredible work ethic. We have fond memories of oiling our grandmother’s scalp with coconut or castor oil. We don’t recall her ever buying any store-bought hair products. Our mom is a first class knitter and seamstress and made much of our clothing as children. And today, at 87, she continues to knit on an almost daily basis—producing beautiful pieces for her family and friends. When we were sick our gran or mother would give us homemade remedies to cure our illnesses. Of course as children, we thought these remedies tasted horrible, but they worked! They were both also fantastic cooks and bakers and our gran even churned our own butter! This was part of our early exposure to natural, handmade products.

Our love of the beautiful colors and scents of nature found on the island of our birth also inspired us to create our Tropics candle collection.


At JenSan, we do our best to reduce our carbon footprint. Our eco soy candles and organic products are created using national and internationally sourced, ethically responsible ingredients.


90% of our product packaging is made from recycled material
Our glass containers are recycled
Our body scrubs utilizes PET recyclable plastic bottles
Shred used for our gift packages utilizes recycled Kraft paper

Our packing peanuts are biodegradable. Made from organic starch, these peanuts decompose in water in minutes leaving no toxic waste.
All shipping boxes are 100% recycled
To help reduce paper usage, packaging slips are not included with orders.
• Our candles use high performance lead free cotton wicks

Shop members

  • Jennifer Mapp

    Owner, Maker

    Hi, I’m Jennifer, the “Jen” of JenSan. I worked in the legal profession in my previous life but was recently laid off, which means I now have more time to dedicate to JenSan and come up with more fabulous products for our customers.

  • Sandra Mapp

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I’m little sis Sandra and the “San” in JenSan. During the day I work in the publishing industry. At night I assist Jennifer with product making. I also handle most of the sales and marketing duties for JenSan.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017


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At JenSan Home and Body, your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy the following notice explains the information we collect, how it is used, how it is safeguarded, and how to contact us if you have any concerns.


As part of the order process, the following information is collected from shoppers: Name; Shipping/Billing Address; Email address; Phone number; Credit/Debit Card Information; Record of items purchased.


This information is used to fill orders; to confirm order fulfillment; and to contact buyers if there are any questions about the order. No personal data collected will be shared with third party companies outside of the JenSan network except for PayPal which processes all credit card payments and, Etsy which host the JenSan online store and collects the data to process orders. (Please refer to the Etsy Privacy Policy for further information.) You can also contact us at anytime to edit, verify or remove your personal information from the JenSan systems.


The JenSan online store is hosted by the very secure Etsy Shopping network. Etsy's advanced encryption technology is used to ensure a secure shopping experience for our customers. You can confirm the security protocol by checking your browser's security icon—be it a padlock or the "https" at the beginning of the URL instead of the usual "http."

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
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)
Returns and exchange details
At JenSan Home and Body, all of our products are carefully inspected before they are shipped. Due to the nature of our products, scrubs and body butters cannot be returned; and used candles or soaps cannot be returned or refunded. However, we will replace or refund products damaged during shipment if photographic proof of damage is submitted to JenSan within 7 days of delivery.

You may also exchange your product for another candle or soap of the same size and price within 14 days of purchase. The buyer is responsible for shipping cost on all return items.

In the event the package is damaged during shipping you may return your unused candle(s) for a full refund of your purchase price, less shipping and handling within 14 days of delivery. Please contact us at customercare [!at] for further details.
JenSan Home and Body accepts payments via a major credit card or PayPal. All residents of New Jersey (home state of JenSan) and New York (per state law) will be charged applicable sales tax.
All items shipped via USPS (United States Postal Service). Orders are usually shipped within 1 to 3 business days of receipt of payment. Domestic packages weighing less than 13 ounces are shipped first class mail. Orders over 13 ounces are sent priority mail. Examples of items weighing less than 13 ounces are 2 soap bars; one travel tin candle and one soap bar; Pillars and glass tumbler candles as well as soap orders numbering 3 bars or more are generally priority mail.

Actual shipping cost may vary from amount posted with listing depending on your total price/weight, and delivery location. For instance, it would cost approximately $6.25 to ship a pillar candle to Maryland while the same candle shipped to California could cost $9.00. When at all possible, we will utilize flat rate shipping with the USPS to provide you with a shipping discount. This may require us to sometimes mail an item that could fit in a smaller regular box in a USPS flat rate box because we get a reduce shipping rate.

International packages weighing less than 4lbs are sent first class mail. Any packages over 4lbs are sent priority mail. International first class delivery may vary from 3 to 8 weeks depending on the country and the processing time for a package to make it through customs. Customers may upgrade their international order to Priority mail for an additional fee. Priority mail shipments generally vary from 6 to 10 days.

All vat or custom fees on international shipments are the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs

• Promotional offers valid for a limited time only.
• Applies only when all qualifying and benefit products in the promotion are purchased in one order.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Shipping and handling charges apply to all products, including bonus items.
• Offer may not be combined with other offers, including promotional certificates.
• Void where prohibited.


Always burn your candle on a stable heat resistant surface. Keep away from drafts and flammable materials. Trim the wick on pillar candles approximately 1/4 to 3/8; and 3/8 to 1/2 inch on container candles each time they are lit. Do not burn candle when wax is less than 1/2” from bottom. If you think that your candle flame is too high, blow candle out and trim wick to a lower height. Do not touch or move candle while burning or if it is hot. Never leave a burning candle unattended and always keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Always place pillar candles on an appropriate candle holder before lighting. Never place it directly on furniture surface. If the wax of a burning pillar candle reaches the edge, blow out flame, fold edges inward and allow wax to harden before lighting again. Following these recommendations will help prevent dripping and protect your furniture.


The burn time of candles varies depending on size, the wick (some wicks burn faster than others) and more importantly, the air that filters through a room. Even with all the windows and doors of your home closed, there is always a flow of air throughout the rooms. And since the air current varies from room to room, the burn time of your candle can vary for this reason. The stronger the air current, the shorter the life span of your candle. So you can have two candles of the same size that have different life spans. For instance, you can burn candle (A) in your bedroom and it could last for about 60 hours in burn time. You can then burn the exact same candle (B) in the living room and have it only last for about 50 hours. The difference maybe because there is more foot traffic in and out of the living room or that it’s closer to the front door that opens on a regular basis and brings in a stronger air current into the living room. All this you should keep in mind when considering the burn time of your candle.

At JenSan Home and Body, we thoroughly test the burn time of all our candles under various circumstances to come up with the realistic life spans indicated below. We are not out to fool anyone into buying our candles by promoting outlandish burn times. We are very confident in our product and feel that once a customer tries our candles, they will want to repeat the experience.

8 oz TRAVEL TIN WITH LID (3"d x 2"h) 20 to 25 hours burn time
14 oz PILLAR (3"d x 3.5"h) 40 to 50 hours burn time
8 oz Premium soy candle…approximately 65-75 hours

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

At JenSan Home and Body we happily accept custom orders tailored to your event. We also offer quantity discounts for large orders. To get a quote for your event, simply click on our Alchemy request button and tell us about your event.

Wholesale availability

Wholesalers and retailers interested in carrying JenSan Home and Body products can contact us via the conversation button or register at:

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are please to offer gift wrapping for a nominal fee. Selection can be made at checkout.

Out of Stock Items

If an item is out of stock, you will be notified of the next available inventory date. You can then make a decision of whether to backorder the item or choose a replacement product.