JuniperseedMerc

Earth-Friendly Goods for Body, Baby and Home

Colorado, United States · 13123 Sales

JuniperseedMerc

Earth-Friendly Goods for Body, Baby and Home

Colorado, United States 13123 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Please expect up to a week lead time on all orders. We are down a team member, but we will be back on track with our usual speedy shipping soon!

Ecofriendly, decadent products for your body, home and baby, at a reasonable price. Around here, it's all about Down To Earth Decadence! Now you can take care of your skin and the environment at the same time, without spending a fortune!

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about coupons, promotions and behind-the-scenes glimpses, and opportunities to get involved in our growing business.

Want to try before you buy? Each order usually arrives with a sample item, but if you would like a sweet selection of goodies to try out, check out our you-pick sample selection listing.

Important information about our skin care preparations and herbal remedies: I (Tiffany) am not a medical doctor, and none of my formulations are meant to cure, treat or heal any medical condition. I am a science teacher with an obsessive interest in chemistry, green living, herbal lore and frontier pharmacy history. Please do not take the popularity of these products or my feedback history as evidence that these products will work as you expect them to. I include information about the ingredients used in my formulas for educational purposes only. I encourage you to do your own research to see if these ingredients can help you achieve the results you desire. I believe we, as consumers, deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of ourselves naturally, whenever possible. It is your right and responsibility to understand your own body, and to make careful choices about any herbal or folk remedies you will use. By purchasing these products, you agree that you have not been given medical advice, prescriptions, or any kind of therapeutic recommendations.

We a proud member of Eco Etsy! GO BIG GREEN! Search "teamecoetsy" to find sellers committed to green living and business practices. We are also a proud member of EtsyVeg - browse vegetarian/vegan sellers by searching "etsyveg team".

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2016

Please expect up to a week lead time on all orders. We are down a team member, but we will be back on track with our usual speedy shipping soon!

Ecofriendly, decadent products for your body, home and baby, at a reasonable price. Around here, it's all about Down To Earth Decadence! Now you can take care of your skin and the environment at the same time, without spending a fortune!

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about coupons, promotions and behind-the-scenes glimpses, and opportunities to get involved in our growing business.

Want to try before you buy? Each order usually arrives with a sample item, but if you would like a sweet selection of goodies to try out, check out our you-pick sample selection listing.

Important information about our skin care preparations and herbal remedies: I (Tiffany) am not a medical doctor, and none of my formulations are meant to cure, treat or heal any medical condition. I am a science teacher with an obsessive interest in chemistry, green living, herbal lore and frontier pharmacy history. Please do not take the popularity of these products or my feedback history as evidence that these products will work as you expect them to. I include information about the ingredients used in my formulas for educational purposes only. I encourage you to do your own research to see if these ingredients can help you achieve the results you desire. I believe we, as consumers, deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of ourselves naturally, whenever possible. It is your right and responsibility to understand your own body, and to make careful choices about any herbal or folk remedies you will use. By purchasing these products, you agree that you have not been given medical advice, prescriptions, or any kind of therapeutic recommendations.

We a proud member of Eco Etsy! GO BIG GREEN! Search "teamecoetsy" to find sellers committed to green living and business practices. We are also a proud member of EtsyVeg - browse vegetarian/vegan sellers by searching "etsyveg team".

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Moisturizing Body Oil - Neroli - Glass Bottle
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About

Being Green Isn't Second Nature - It IS Our Nature!

Joan and Tiffany are the mother-daughter team that makes up Juniperseed Mercantile. We are passionate about using earth-friendly ingredients, responsible packaging, and ship all of our orders using reclaimed materials, and paper tape. Many of our ingredients are organic, and we source our palm oil from Brazil, to do our part to protect the Orangutan habitat in Indonesia. All of our ingredients are fully disclosed because we believe consumers deserve to be informed and empowered to take good care of themselves, naturally whenever possible. It is, after all, each person's right and responsibility to understand their own bodies, and the impact their options have on the environment, and to then make carefully weighed choices.

How did we get started on this adventure? Well, Tiffany's Oma (Joan’s mom) is really the inspiration behind all of what we do. As a child in World War II Germany, she learned early on how to survive by being thrifty, tidy, and a tirelessly hard worker. She came here to the US as an adult, and didn’t speak much English. She had 4 kids to raise on her own, and yet managed to make a modest and comfortable life for herself and her family. Her way of living the saying "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" was environmentally (and financially) sustainable and resource-smart before green was even a thing.

Joan and Tiffany both remember how she started each day’s cleaning routine by making a fresh bucket of homemade cleaning solution and gathering a stack of neatly folded cleaning rags cut from old T-shirts and diapers. We all grew up knowing that very good cleaning products can be made out of things you probably already have on hand in the kitchen - lemons, white vinegar, olive oil, baking soda, a little liquid soap, and cream of tartar. Why would we ever pay money for overpriced chemical concoctions or single-use disposables? It just never made any sense to us.

Oma was just as smart and thrifty when we were unwell as she was when we were unclean! She always knew just what to brew up to help us feel better. To this day, the smell of chamomile and lavender conjure memories of her herbal remedies and loving touch. Many of our herbal remedies are versions of our family's old traditions. Oma also had a special trick of turning a wash cloth into a little bunny rabbit to hold an ice cube when we had bumps and bruises. When the youngest members of our family (Tiffany's children) receive their own bumps and bruises, there is always a stash of cloth napkins on hand to whip up a quick boo-boo bunny, just like Oma used to do.

From an early age, whatever the need at hand was, we learned to look to what we already had to work with, before buying something new - whether it was cleaning products, first aid remedies, clothing, or bath and beauty items. Growing up thrifty has meant that our family was raised thinking Green. It's not second nature to us - it IS our nature, and we are very proud.

About me (Tiffany): I am the proud mother of two beautiful little boys. I have a B.A. from the University of Colorado in Environmental, Populational and Organismic Biology, with a minor in Biochemistry, and 18 years of experience as a biology, physical science, chemistry and math teacher. I moonlight as an inventor and crafter of useful, beautiful, and yummy items that help minimize our impact on this wonderful world, while being gentler on our own bodies as well. I do all of the research and product development, formulations, marketing and graphic design.

About Joan: My best friend, mentor, mother and partner... She has been an inspiration and copilot my entire life! She left a high-speed corporate life to run a mostly-volunteer hospice in rural Grand County, Colorado. A successful independent business owner in her own right, she has built an incredible reputation for herself as Juniperseed Books, an online used book store. Joan does all of the sewing, inventory and bookkeeping, and manages our webpages.

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  • Tiffany

    Owner, Creator, Marketer

    Hello - I'm Tiffany! I am a science and math teacher by day, and I do all of the research and product development, formulations, marketing and graphic design for our family business.

  • Joan

    Owner, Creator, Bookkeeper

    Hi - I'm Joan! I am Tiffany's mom and business partner. I do all of the sewing and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes work like bookkeeping, ordering, and generally keeping Tiffany and John sane and on task!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2015
Thank you for visiting our etsy shop! We (Joan and Tiffany) are a mother and daughter team, and we do all of the work with our own two hands. You can feel free to address questions to either of us, but generally, Joan does the sewing and shipping, and Tiffany does formulary work and production. All of our products are made in tiny batches, and many are made to order, so you always know you are getting a products which is not only all natural, but also very fresh. We have a commitment to minimizing our personal and professional environmental impact. We use labels printed on recycled paper, ship most cleaning products in concentrated form, and make all our own shipping envelopes and boxes out of reclaimed materials. We buy organic and lower-impact ingredients (our orangutan-safe palm oil comes from South America, not Indonesia) whenever possible. We also use fabric remnants instead of ribbon for wrapping bundles of unpaper cloths.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept PayPal, Etsy gift card, or credit card through direct checkout. Colorado customers pay sales tax and shipping. We do not have a local pick up option, as our location is quite remote in the Colorado Rockies!
Shipping
Joan will ship your order via USPS, using the cheapest method. If you are in a hurry, please let me know, and I can adjust the shipping.

We try to be as ecofriendly as possible, and that goes for shipping too. We try to recycle packaging materials as much as possible, and encourage you to do the same when you receive your order. When the item specifies "one-rate" boxes, we will use ones we received from someone else. Usually though, your order will arrive safely tucked inside an etsy-ish nest John will build just for you!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your product, please return it and I will refund your purchase, minus shipping costs.

International customers, please be aware of certain risks that are out of our control. There is a chance your package will be lost in the mail, and there is a chance you will have to pay additional fees, duties, or taxes to your customs department before they will release your package to you. We do insure all packages, and can replace them if they are lost, but we can not be responsible for duties and fees. The stated value on the outside of the box will be the merchandise value, plus the value of the postage. If you have any questions about this, please let us know.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love special orders! Please send me a convo if there is something you are looking to have made up specially for you. Custom formulations require a custom fee ($10). Please convo me with questions.

We also have a facebook page, where you will find coupons, special deals, new items, and opportunities to participate in our research and development. Please like us at Facebook.com/JuniperseedMercantile.