natural bath and body products. simple. fresh. clean.

Lutsen, Minnesota · 2595 Sales


natural bath and body products. simple. fresh. clean.

Lutsen, Minnesota 2595 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

olfactoryscents is taking a short break


Note from shop owner ATTENTION: I will be out of town, traveling for business, until May 4th. My shop will be closed until then.
Thanks for stopping by!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

ATTENTION: I will be out of town, traveling for business, until May 4th. My shop will be closed until then.
Thanks for stopping by!

Julie Kinney

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Julie Kinney


i like colorful things that smell good :)

I'm happiest when I have an outlet for the millions of ideas that run through my brain on any given day. I love creating and consider myself a maker. It has been this way for as long as I remember.....

I started out doing watercolors and then shifted to clay, both throwing on the wheel and making small wire-backed vintage-motif ceramic buttons. Very colorful. Very tedious. And very hard on the hands. Any potter can attest that the average garden variety hand lotion is pretty much an exercise in futility. So I began the search for balms to cure my chronically dry chapped hands. After purchasing several I thought, “how hard can it be to make this myself?” And so here I am. My curiosity led to countless hours of research and testing and pawning product off on friends and family. Olfactory Scents was born and the rest is history.

It's a one-woman show up here in the northeast corner of Minnesota so, besides my day job, I have a hand in all things Olfactory Scents. I research the soap recipes and create & design the final product. I measure the oils and melt the beeswax & cocoa butter and then line up those sassy little lip balm tubes and try to pour without spilling. I make, inspect, package and ship each and every lotion bar. And I tuck a little handwritten "thank you" in each package.....Minnesota Nice, after all :) Most of the amazing photos in this shop are the work of my talented bro-in-law Dave and his daughter Kaia. The crappy, out of focus photos are all me though! 

I'm quite proud of how this little shop has evolved. It all started with my excrutiatingly dry hands and the question of "Hmmm, I wonder what cardamom, clementine and vanilla smells like when mixed together?" It has since grown into a shop that offers fresh and natural good-for-you soap and skin products that smell great and won't break the bank! I'm grateful for this space called Etsy (and my amazing customers too!) which allows me this opportunity to explore a whole new side of my creativity.

Thanks for stopping by!
Carry on then......


Shop members

  • Julie Kinney

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2014
simple. fresh. clean.

freshly made bath and body products using natural oils and butters that you can feel good about using. my goal is to keep the ingredient list simple and the packaging as eco-friendly as possible. my products do not contain preservatives or any weird chemicals that you can't pronounce. zero petroleums. zero SLS. zero funny business.

i primarily use essential oils and essential oil blends to scent my products. i also use fragrance oils which are high quality and pthalate-free. i clearly identify both in the listing and materials for those who are looking for 100% natural products. if you have any questions about any of my products, feel free to contact me.

Women who are pregnant should use caution or avoid altogether using essential oils. Pregnant women should first consult with their doctors regarding the use of essential oils.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal and direct checkout via credit card are both accepted forms of payment in this shop.
All items are shipped via USPS First Class. If it is less expensive for multiple purchase or large orders, items will be shipped in a flat rate priority mail package.

Shipping overages of $1 or more will be refunded.

Sorry, but I do not ship on Saturday or Sunday.

I will send you a message letting you know when your item has shipped and give you a tracking number.

I do ship internationally. Please contact me regarding shipping charges. Buyer will be responsible for all customs, taxes and fees incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of the product, I am not able to accept returns or exchanges. However, I do want to ensure that you are happy with your purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase or it is damaged in shipping, please contact me so that I can make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do accept wholesale requests. .