Making something better, to make a better you.

Wisconsin, United States · 2334 Sales


Making something better, to make a better you.

Wisconsin, United States 2334 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Denise Van Winkle

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Denise Van Winkle


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5 out of 5 stars
Heather Berndt

Heather Berndt on Sep 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this conditioner! It's absolutely easy to use and no fragrance is wonderful! I had long thick unmanageable hair...not anymore!

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Getting ready to make some Light Grape Seed conditioner for Heather. :)

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Filling needs I didn't know existed...

I started my business 12 years ago based on MY needs-at the time a need for a body scrub that didn't make bathing treacherous. But, as my product line has evolved, it is all about what my customers need. Before opening my business, I hadn't thought about there being people who couldn't buy lotion from a store because it made their skin worse, so they suffered with dry skin all their life. I have been humbled by my customers' appreciation for such simple things.

So, if there is a need that commercial products hasn't been able to fill, contact me and we'll try to make something to fill that need. I can't make a guarantee that it will be perfect for you, but I will try my best-that IS a guarantee.

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Last updated on August 18, 2016
Welcome! I've been making toiletries for 12 years, and starting selling them when a friend tried my scrub and urged me to do so. I aim to offer only natural products without harmful chemicals in them. A lot of these chemicals are bad for the skin, as well as overall health-including reproductive health. As a woman who has had her share of childbearing troubles, if avoiding parabens and pthalates help, then why not do it? If it's bad for you, it's bad for your babies, too!

*The only non-natural ingredient I've used is my preservative, germall plus powder, which I have to use in anything that contains water. I have used it for 12 years, and never had a customer have a reaction to it. I have tried more "natural" preservatives, and they either didn't work, or caused reactions in my customers(who were willing participants in a "trial" since I have tough skin, and don't often have reactions.) This was with a preservative that had been lab tested to be gentle and not cause reactions.
I do keep up on research into new, natural preservatives. I also talk with other lotion makers to see what they've tried.

I'd rather stick with what I know than put my customers at risk. My preservative does not cause products to produce formaldehyde as it is the powder form. It is the gentlest and most effective preservative I know of. I have customers who have had a bottle of product for years and it hasn't gone bad. Suggested shelf life is 1 year from when I make a lotion.

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You may pay me via Paypal or Credit Card through Etsy. I don't charge taxes.
I generally ship First Class or Priority Mail Domestic and International. Priority Mail is automatically insured up to $100. Insurance for First Class is $1.50 extra. I ship internationally unless there are issues with certain countries' customs restrictions. All shipments are tracked except international ones. SAMPLES ARE NOT TRACKED. ONCE INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS LEAVE MY HANDS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM. IF YOU WANT YOUR ITEMS COVERED FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE DURING SHIPMENT, YOU MUST PURCHASE INSURANCE. I INSURE THROUGH A THIRD PARTY INSURER, shipsurance. They are very reliable(moreso than the USPS insurance). Everyone I have spoken to has gotten their money back when they filed a claim. It is very rare that a package goes missing, but it has happened. Please ask for an insurance quote before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS ON UNINSURED ITEMS UNLESS THE LOSS IS CAUSED BY MY NEGLIGENCE. If an item is very different from the description(you were grossly shorted on amount of product; it's a totally different color and/or scent than described, product has spoiled, etc.) I may give a refund. Each situation will be handled on an individual basis. Since I sell bath products, there is much room for interpretation, so please take that into account. Please contact me if there are any issues with a purchase, I will do everything I can to make sure you are happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need your order by a certain time, please leave a note in Note to Seller and I will prioritize your order.

I do guarantee that my items are made in a squeaky clean environment, with fresh ingredients kept in their own separate containers, and of the ingredients listed on the items' pages. All my equipment is sterilized after and before each use. I take making these products seriously, and take up a professional attitude in respect to them.

Any questions on this issue, please feel free to convo me.