Senses of Place

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About sensesofplace

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On Etsy since 2015

Rituals in self care

My love of history and nature began through explorations as a child growing up near the Delaware River in Northeastern Pennsylvania. My intimate connection with historic landscapes developed over time through my studies in historic preservation, and continue to evolve through my current program of study in western herbalism. The wild coastal landscapes of Northern California are where I feel most connected these days and I seek to share these special places through the various Senses of Place projects.

The Senses of Place herbal self care products came about from my personal frustration with unidentifiable ingredients in mass produced personal care products. Inspired by herbs, I began making my own natural beauty products and folk remedy tinctures as a heartfelt ritual in self care. After sharing with friends for a few years, I was encouraged to begin selling the products to reach a growing community of people interested in personal care products that are carefully crafted with love and intention and rooted in the natural landscape and its traditions.

The inventory of products will evolve over time as I explore new places, herbs and techniques.

I hope you love my products as much as I love making them for you!

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    Senses of Place was founded in 2015 by Gretchen Hilyard Boyce, a curious Aquarian with a love of nature, historic preservation, tea drinking, and self care rituals.

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Last updated on December 2, 2015
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Returns and exchanges
All products are handcrafted in small batches and some variations may occur. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, please contact me within 10 days of receipt of the product for a refund.

If your package does not arrive or if items are broken during shipping, please contact me immediately with photos of the damaged items for a refund or exchange.

Please contact me to be informed when sold out products are restocked.
Payments are accepted via credit card and Paypal.
I ship within the United States via First Class USPS and Priority flat rate mail. Orders usually ship within 3-5 business days. Any shipping overcharges over $1 will be refunded.

I also ship via Priority Mail flat rate to international destinations. International shipping prices listed are estimates only. Please contact me before purchasing for a shipping quote for orders outside of the United States. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties or fees upon arrival and to know their country's rules on what is allowable.

Tracking numbers and $50 in free insurance are provided with each order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Although all product ingredients are organic and meant for sensitive skin types, please test all products on a small patch of skin before using to ensure that a reaction does not occur. If a reaction does occur, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention.

Please consult your medical doctor or herbalist before using any of these products. Senses of Place products are made by hand according to traditional folk practices and are not meant to treat any medical condition or disease.