MeadowMuffinGardens

Holistic, handmade, Herbal, Aromatherapy body care

Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania 7280 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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MeadowMuffinGardens

Holistic, handmade, Herbal, Aromatherapy body care

Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania | 7280 Sales

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Note from shop owner Due to family obligations I will be away until Saturday, 2/22 at which time the shop will re-open, I will be checking mail at meadowmuffingardens [!at] gmail.com so feel free to message me with any questions. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2020

Due to family obligations I will be away until Saturday, 2/22 at which time the shop will re-open, I will be checking mail at meadowmuffingardens [!at] gmail.com so feel free to message me with any questions. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stacy

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About MeadowMuffinGardens

Sales 7,280
On Etsy since 2010

Be a Natural Beauty, Only an Herb Away!

Located in scenic southeastern Pennsylvania, Meadow Muffin Gardens began as many growing families with the desire for open space and clean living. As funds permitted, we gradually planted deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to our area. Mowing around these little plants was more work but eventually turned an ordinary yard into an area that encouraged wildlife to call it their home. We learned from experience the unique needs of various plants. What survived our winters is what established itself rather than my envisioned garden design.

Interest in herbal gardening was encouraged by the passion of a coworker. The education began in earnest with the realization that a weed is just a plant for which people haven't a use or is growing out of place.
A little research into human history soon brought to light how quickly people forget with each passing generation what was once vital information for survival. Before our age of technological advancement the use of plants was a part of everyday life for food, clothing, medicine, cosmetics, perfumes and textiles. The interdependence between plants, insects and animals in our environment makes one realize how harmful human indifference can be. To be oblivious to the role each part of our creation serves is detrimental for ourselves and the earth we depend on for our own survival.

Aside from the environmentalist point of view our family looked to natural alternatives for very practical reasons. Systemic Lupus Erythmetosis, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues, has been an unwelcome guest for quite some time.

Lupus patients can have a great sensitivity to the sun and have to be aware of skin protection and care. Tired of trying to decipher the ingredients of so many skin care products I began researching how to make my own. I began with facial moisturizers but it didn’t take long until my collection could be divided into categories.

We enjoy being able to take care of our own and be comfortable that in doing so we can follow the rule "first do no harm". Knowing exactly what is in each product gives me peace of mind and it was nice when others began to pick up on that and request things for themselves.

Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.

So Meadow Muffin Gardens went from a humorous nickname from my husband to a home business.

Shifting to natural body care gears you away from commercial hype concerning beauty and more towards trusting your own intuition. Feel nurtured and more spiritually in tune with what your body needs to remain in good health, which is the description of beauty.

Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. However, immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.

Everything serves a purpose in the life cycle. We can be companions to all of God's creation. We must learn to be leavers rather than takers from this world we were given stewardship. Come join us as we seek health and fulfillment while treading lightly upon the chosen path each of us was given.

The following blog post was one of my first and gives a little insight to the saying "everything in due time". We can look back on our lives and realize the wheels have been turning all along to lead us to where we are today, down every twisted turn in the road.
http://meadowmuffingardens.blogspot.com/2010/09/kitchen-chemistry.html


IMPORTANT
Please be aware that I am making no claims that any of these products are a cure for any medical condition. They are a result of information gathered on the benefits of various plants and home remedies. They have not been tested by the FDA therefore have no studies attached to their use, only feedback from people who have tried them or from my own experience using them on myself. I have no way of predicting how individual cases will react to use of a particular product, so please apply to a test spot before regular use. Please read the ingredient list and be aware of known allergies.Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.

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  • Stacy at Meadow Muffin Gardens

    Owner, Always The Student Of Holistic, Simplistic, Eco-Friendly Living

    Meadow Muffin Gardens is a source for handmade, natural, safe remedies for family needs, skin and beauty care. Based on the treasured knowledge of caregivers and herbalists, past and present who put their trust in the gifts from our earth itself.

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Last updated on February 2, 2019
Welcome and thank you for visiting Meadow Muffin Gardens.

We provide personal care products to help you feel nurtured and spiritually in tune with your body. Beauty shouldn't be trying to create an image or cover up "flaws" with synthetic imitations encouraged by commercial hype.

Utilizing plants that grow right outside the back door heightens a partnership with nature. Base oils and essential oils are purchased from reputable sources who are proud to advertise their products as organic and of therapeutic grade.

Pure essential oils carry the medicinal, healing benefits of the entire plant which enhances the value of the finished product. That cannot be said of fragrance oils which are useful only for their scent.

You can use these body care products with a sense of confidence if you are prone to skin sensitivity or just conscience of synthetics. Immune systems function differently so there is always the risk of a sensitivity even with natural ingredients. Our products are hand-crafted and made to order when needed.

Our choice of containers for the products are environmentally friendly and easily recycled. The bottles are either #2 HDPE (white or see through plastic) or #1 PET plastic (clear or various colors). HDPE plastic bottles (High Density Polyethylene) are stiff and offer good impact resistance. PET plastic bottles (Polyethylene Terephthalate) are transparent and also very durable. Both types of plastic are very tolerant of products using essential oils. The tops are a spray mist, pop-up dispenser or a pump type. The jars are #5 PP white or see through plastic. The glass bottles are amber in color with glass dropper style caps.
Please help in our efforts to be earth friendly and either reuse or recycle the empty containers.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
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  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If there is a fault with the product itself, you are entitled to a replacement or a full refund which would include the shipping costs. A submitted photo would be sufficient without the shipping expense of returning the item.
Due to the nature of all natural perishable products and personal likes and dislikes
if you simply do not like the product but have to admit there is nothing wrong with it, then you are entitled to a refund but only after I receive back the item and the return shipping costs would be your responsibility.

Please review the ingredient list of the product before purchasing and be aware of known allergies. Immune systems function differently so there is always the risk of a sensitivity even with natural ingredients. The preservatives used are an antimicrobial called grapefruit seed extract, the antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils. These are a non-synthetic, natural means of extending shelf life but are not the broad spectrum preservatives found on the commercial market. Being the risk of contamination is always present in any perishable product please try to use the item within 6 months or keep in the refrigerator.
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If you do not have a PayPal account but want to use a credit card, PayPal does allow you to purchase with a major credit card. However, there is a limit to how many times PayPal allows this without asking you to join PayPal.

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Should you choose Other:
Should you chose "Other", payment will be through personal check or money order. I cannot ship your order until your form of payment clears.

Etsy Gift Cards are accepted.

Orders are ordinarily shipped within 3-5 days of cleared payment. You will be notified by Etsy once the package has shipped. Should there be questions that need to be answered or if more time is needed to prepare the order, I'll contact you by e-mail.

Pennsylvania residents will be charged 6% sales tax.
Shipping
Packages are carefully wrapped to ensure it reaches its destination safely.
If the package weighs 13 oz. or less it will ship by USPS First Class Mail. If it is something perishable such as creams or body butters during the heat of the summer I'll send it Priority Mail. If the package is over 13 oz. it will automatically need to be sent Priority Mail.
Packages that ship Priority Mail are automatically insured up to a value of $50.

I live on the east coast, therefore depending on to what zone the package is to be sent will determine the actual shipping costs. Shipping costs for Priority Mail varies greatly as a package travels further across the country. Should the package need not travel as far the actual shipping will of course be less, therefore the buyer will receive a refund on the shipping costs charged at the time of purchase.

For buyers with multiple items, if they end up overpaying on the totaled shipping costs compared to the actual shipping costs, I will reimburse minus the packaging costs.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

Should a buyer choose the Other option as payment please be aware that I cannot accept personal checks. There may be problems with a check drawn on a non-US bank in a foreign currency. In fact, I'm not sure our banks will accept the payment. Payment needs to be as an International Postal Money Order in USD.

Contents of the order are itemized on the custom forms which is the requirement of the seller. Customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Each country has different limits and it is up to the buyer to educate himself/herself on that particular country's fees. Custom fees are often based on the dollar value. Businesses are not allowed to mark an order as a gift, it is marked as merchandise.
Below is a helpful resource for finding out how much you may have to pay in fees:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Due to restrictions on Bath and Beauty products we do not ship to Mexico

Please be patient with the shipping times for international orders. The minimum shipping time is about two weeks, but depending on location it could be a month or longer till the package arrives at the buyers address.
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This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Personal information

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering.

Fulfilling your orders and having the necessary contact information are the only reasons I need the above personal information. I have no need or intentions of sharing this information with anyone or third parties. The only instance it would be necessary to share personal information such as name and e-mail address would be in case I would need Etsy Seller support to settle a dispute.

For tax purposes, I save all order and payment information for about four years. Should there be any legal issues and I need to rely on past information I have the right to save such information as long as necessary.

Should you choose to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, you may contact Etsy at Etsy.com/help for assistance.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
meadowmuffingardens [!at] gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meadow-Muffin-Gardens/177681211989?ref=ts