LavenderApothecary

Handpoured beautifully fragranced Soy Candles!💜💜

Baldwin Park, California | 1940 Sales

LavenderApothecary

Handpoured beautifully fragranced Soy Candles!💜💜

Baldwin Park, California 1940 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (204)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting our shop! We are excited for you to explore the lovely scents we carry. We know you will not be disappointed! 💜💜We will be at these upcoming shows! We'd love to see you!

2019 Markets

March 24 - OC Market, Costa Mesa

March 31 - Poppi Seed Market

April 6 - Knot Too Shabby Bazaar, Glendora

April 13 - The Polka Dot Roadshow, Santa Clarita

April 14 - Penelope Lane Boutique, Long Beach

April 26-27 - Queen Bee, Del Mar

April 25-27 - Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, Scottsdale, AZ

July 13-14 - Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, San Diego

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting our shop! We are excited for you to explore the lovely scents we carry. We know you will not be disappointed! 💜💜We will be at these upcoming shows! We'd love to see you!

2019 Markets

March 24 - OC Market, Costa Mesa

March 31 - Poppi Seed Market

April 6 - Knot Too Shabby Bazaar, Glendora

April 13 - The Polka Dot Roadshow, Santa Clarita

April 14 - Penelope Lane Boutique, Long Beach

April 26-27 - Queen Bee, Del Mar

April 25-27 - Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, Scottsdale, AZ

July 13-14 - Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, San Diego

Diana Gonzales

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Diana Gonzales

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Updates

There are lots of Fall fragrances available to select from. Get yours now! They are only available for a limited time! purple_heartpurple_heart
My 5 ounce "little" candle is so darn cute! If you're thinking of trying out a fragrance this is a perfect way to do it! purple_heartpurple_heartpurple_heart
Lots of beautiful scents available! Shop for your favorite fragrance! purple_heartpurple_heart
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About

Beautifully fragranced high quality Soy Candles!

Hi, I’m Diana and I'd like to share my candle making story with you. I always knew that I wanted to have my own business but I wasn't quite sure what it would be. I had a general idea that it would involve some type of fragrance item but I still had to decide what the product was. Fragrances are part of who I am and set the mood for my day. I have found that fragrance can relax, calm and create beauty in a person and in a space. Fragrance can evoke a memory and take you to a special moment and I love how it can make you feel.

I had worked in the customer service field for over 30 years. I wanted to do something that I could use my knowledge in and create an item that I was passionate about making. So, I decided to leave my full-time job to take care of my granddaughter and to start my business. I took one candle making class and I decided that this was what I wanted to do, MAKE UNIQUELY FRAGRANCED CANDLES!! I went into immediate overdrive and started my shop in 2015. I researched and researched and decided that soy wax was the best wax to use because of it’s eco-friendly and renewable nature. I had officially begun my candle making journey. I sourced the best wax, fragrances, jars, and wicks that I could find. I started to play with different scents and created some unique fragrances from the very beginning. I made lots of mistakes at first and learned what worked for the candles that I wanted to produce. I also began taking perfume mixing classes and what I’ve learned has allowed me to expand my ability to mix many beautiful and unique fragrances. I am proud of our scents and I am happy to share them with you so that you can fill your spaces with lovely and relaxing aromas. This little business so far has been awesome and I have grown in my craft and I consider myself a skilled artisan. I'm passionate about the quality of our candles and want to only make the very best for you. The community of handmade folks are truly the best and I am so very grateful to each and every one of you who have supported this journey of faith!! 💜💜

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Shop members

  • Diana Gonzales

    Owner

    I am an early-retired, stay at home grammy. I have a passion for handmade goods and supporting makers. In Nov 2015, I took a leap of faith and began Lavender Apothecary. I am doing something I love and I'm passionate about it! God is awesome!

  • Johnny Gonzales

    Owner

    Husband, dad and Grampy! Works as a Construction Project Superintendent by day and all around helper on the weekends! Packs and unpacks, sets up for all shows and then takes down,packs and unpacks again! Johnny is the strength of Lavender Apothecary!

Production partners

  • Jeremiah Cortez

    San Bernardino, CA

    Jeremiah is a very talented local artist!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2018
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my shop! I hope you will enjoy the variety of fragrances I have used in our soy candles that are made from 100% American soy beans. Embrace your fragrance and let our candles fill your space with a delightfully fragrant aroma!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Our candles are handmade and the nature of soy wax will sometimes have slight variations (for example: slight frosting like look or slight separations of wax from the jar, slight yellowing may occur as we do not use additives, some pooling of fragrance at top during warm weather). The benefits of using soy wax far out weigh these slight appearance issues. Soy wax has a longer burning time than other waxes and burns clean. It also retains more fragrance. Please know that this is completely normal and will not affect your candle or the fragrance at all. Once you begin to burn your candle these variations will dissipate. However, if for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will be happy to refund the purchase price of the candles. Please contact us and we will do our absolute best to work with you for a positive outcome! We want you to be 100% satisfied and will do what is needed to rectify any issue or possible problem.
Payment
We currently accept payments through PayPal as well as Visa, MasterCard American Express, Discover, Apple Pay and Etsy gift cards.

Taxes: Orders that are shipping to California will be charged state sales tax.
Shipping
All of orders are shipped by USPS and will take two to three days to arrive once the order is shipped.

If there are any issues with your delivery please contact our shop and we will be happy to assist in tracking your order. We package our candles very carefully and with lots of care. If for any reason your order does not arrive in acceptable condition please let us know right away so we can remedy this for you immediately. We want you to be 100% satisfied!

We currently only ship domestically within the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
Candle care: The first time you burn your candle allow a melted wax pool to create throughout the sides of your jar. Never burn your candle longer than 3-4 hours at a time (our 5 ounce jars should not be burned longer than 2-3 hours). Trim wick to 1/4 inch before each burn.

* never leave your candle within the reach of small children!

* never leave your candle unattended! Always burn on a flat surface.

Burn times:

16 ounce approx. 85-90 hours burning time

8 ounce approx. 45-50hours burning time

5 ounce approx. 25 - 30 hours burning time

Special fragrance requests?? No problem! Send us a message and we will work with you to create the special candle fragrance of your choice! **We are also available for wholesale purchases**.

More information

Last updated on Jun 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How quickly will you ship my order?

We normally have stock available in all of our scents and will ship your order out within 1 to 2 days of receiving your order. In the event that there is no stock available, it may take an additional couple of days to ship. You will be immediately notified if it takes longer.

What carrier method do you ship by?

We ship by USPS priority. Depending on the state we are shipping to it will take 1 to 3 days to arrive to you.

What if my candle arrived damaged?

Please send us a message immediately and we will send out a replacement candle! We do our absolute best to ensure that there will be no breakage but it does happen sometimes. We want to make sure you are happy!

Why do you use Soy Wax?

Soy wax is a renewable source and is American grown from our own soy bean farmers. It is carbon neutral and burns very clean. Soy wax not only burns cleaner than paraffin wax but lasts longer and retains fragrance better. Soy wax does not emit harmful ugly toxins into your space and is a good choice for a clean burning candle. Overall, soy wax is a much better wax to use for a clean burning candle with less soot.

Why does my candle have "wet spots" (candle separation look on jar) or "frost" on it?

Although, soy wax is a superior wax it sometimes can be sensitive to temperature changes from cold to hot or vice versa. This can cause minor changes in your candles appearance. Be assured that this will not change the fragrance or the way your candle burns at all.

What are your burn times?

5 ounce - 25 to 30 hours

8 ounce - 45 to 50 hours

16 ounce - 85 to 90 hours

*These times are approximate and will vary depending on how well your candle is cared for. * Please see section that addresses Candle care.

How should I burn my candle? What is good candle care?

The first time you burn your candle you should burn it enough to achieve a nice good melt pool of wax. The melted wax should reach all edges of the jar. Soy wax has a memory and this first time burn process is important to avoid tunneling of your candle. I suggest the following times:

3 hours for the 16 ounce
2 to 2-1/2 hours for the 8 ounce
1-1/2 to 2 hours for the 5 ounce

Next time you burn your candle be sure to trim the wick to 1/4" and discard the wick trimmings in the trash. Light up your candle and enjoy. DO NOT BURN YOUR 16 OUNCE OR 8 CANDLE LONGER THAN 3 HOURS! I SUGGEST 2 HOURS ON THE 5 OUNCE.

Be sure to burn your candle on a smooth surface away from direct breeze. Never leave your candle unattended.

Can you make a custom scent?

Yes, I can! Please send me a message and we can discuss what scent you have in mind and other particulars.

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes I do! Please contact me so we can discuss wholesale details.

Do you use essential oils in your candles?

Most of the fragrances we use are infused with essential oils. However, there are some of our scents that are fragrance oils only and are not infused with essential oils. All of our fragrances are Phthalate free (no chemical fillers). We use only premium quality fragrance oils that are specifically intended for use with soy wax.