Unique Garden Essences

Hillsboro, Ohio 89 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Unique Garden Essences

Hillsboro, Ohio | 89 Sales

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Last updated on November 25, 2012
Welcome & thanks for stopping in!
All of my recipes are unique, created by me and hand made by me! The ingredients are all top quality and mostly organic or wildcrafted. Even when I use (which is rarely) a fragrance oil, they are carefully chosen, ensuring that they are from renewable resources, non-animal based, non-petroleum based, and they do not contain phalates or formaldehyde.The coloring of my soaps is from herbs, clays, spices or flora, and many even come from my own organically grown garden, or the gardens of my personal friends (also organically grown). You can rest assured that my products are as good for you as they are for the environment!

Currently I have over 75 different scents of cold processed soap, so if you want to know what else I have, or don't see your favorite, contact me! Also, any scent can be made into most any product. So feel free to ask for something that is not listed, I will accommodate you if I am able!

Additionally, I make wonderful and unique gift baskets/boxes, you choose the contents and/or set the price range. Just let me know what you like and have in mind, and I'll be happy to design something that will be special for your gift-giving needs.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Due to product safety issues, returns of beauty products are generally not permitted. If you have an issue or are dissatisfied in any way, please contact me and I will see if I can work something out to your satisfaction. Since refunds are so limited, it is better to ask questions and address concerns prior to making a purchase. While I stand behind my craftsmanship, scents are individual. I do not consider the dislike of a scent to be a reason for refund. That being said, I've only ever had one complaint about a scent in the past fourteen years.

I truly strive for perfection and want everyone to have a wonderful experience with my products, so again, PLEASE contact me with any questions or concerns, I'll be happy to help you.

In any case, I am unable to accept product returns without prior authorization, so please do not mail anything back without a return code. In the rare instance that an item is accepted for return, please be advised that shipping, handling, paypal and Etsy fees MAY possibly be deducted. Fee deductions will be evaluated on a case by case basis, and may or may NOT be applied.

If your dissatisfaction is a result of any error on my part, you will NOT be charged any additional shipping or handeling fees for replacement product(s).
All payments are accepted in American dollars. Credit cards & debit cards are accepted via paypal or google checkout. Remember that you do not need a paypal account to pay via paypal! All payments are expected to be within three business days of purchase.

If you are paying via google, please check "other" for payment type and make a note in the notes to seller section, then wait for me to send you a google invoice.
*Shipping Times*
Although most items are made for you after your order is placed, I most often am able to ship within three days of payment confirmation, excluding weekends and holidays. If there is any delay, I will notify you immediately to advise you of the approximate shipping date.

*Insurance,Fees and method*
Please note that many of my products must be securely packed to arrive in good condition, therefore packages will weigh more than you may expect. In the event that the cost of postage and delivery confirmation has been overestimated by more than $1.00, I will issue an immediate refund for the overage (upon shipping).

Since I cannot accurately calculate postage with all the variables of a secondary purchase, I have not altered the secondary postage. Again, I WILL REFUND anything more than $1.00 over the actual postage and delivery confirmation cost on multiple purchases.

I may insure your packages, depending upon dollar value and content. I make every attempt to pack your items well, but should there be an issue I will expect you to cooperate with me in obtaining the proof necessary for insurance filings.

Unless otherwise stated in the description, I mail everything in the USA via the US Postal system. I utilize first class postage up to the point where it becomes less expensive to use priority mail, then that is what I use. I am simply attempting to use the most economical method that will deliver in a timely manner. Should you desire a different delivery method, please note this in the message to seller box and I will send you an invoice (via paypal) for the additional cost of your chosen delivery method.

*Overseas Shipments*
I will gladly ship to any country that will permit the import of my products. If I do not list your location, please contact me and I will verify the correct postage and list it for you.

*In all cases, the buyer is responsible for any and all taxes, duties, or fees.* I ship via 1st class international to all overseas locations. If you wish a different delivery method, note this in the message to sender box and I will send you an invoice via paypal for the difference in the cost of your chosen shipping method.

If you have questions please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Custom Orders*
I will be happy to provide custom orders with a 50% deposit. Please contact me to discuss the details.

I will also be happy to custom blend a scent for you or your gift-giving needs! *Specific scents are not considered a custom order, therefore no deposit is required.

*Lay Away*
I would be happy to work out a payment plan for purchases over $50.00. There will be a non-refundable $15.00 deposit required. This $15.00 will be put toward your purchase as long as the transaction is completed/paid in full. For time length and payment details, contact me. I will attempt to accommodate your needs, but will expect you to live by the agreement. The moment the accepted agreement is broken you will forfeit your deposit, and the item(s) reserved for you will be available for resale.

*Vegan and non-Vegan recipes*

Until the end of July 2008 all my recipes were Vegan. Now, however, I have added a few recipes that are made with honey or honey powder, because of its natural humectant and antiseptic properties. These products are clearly noted as being non-Vegan. Additionally, any product tagged as Vegan was reviewed for recipe accuracy by Bookworm. With one exception, any recipe I have can be made with a Vegan formulary if desired, just email me.

*Shelf Life*
The majority of my products only contain natural antioxidents and natural preservatives, therefore they have shorter shelf lives than their chemical laden counterparts. Recently though, I have begun to add chemical preservatives to the products that contain water in the recipe, as these are at high risk for growing nasties. I have researched this issue extensively, and feel that it is the best thing to do, and the most responsible thing as well. As with everything else I do, I have carefully researched the available options, and chosen a preservative that is non-fromaldahyde producing, and is both safe and non-sensitizing . In fact, my testers were unable to detect any difference between the natural lotion and the one with the preservative.

You may assume that all products will have at least a 6 months shelf life, unless it is otherwise noted. Whenever the shelf life is severely limited, it will be noted in the item description. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

* Shop Notes*

Effective July 15, 2008. Due to some business issues and concerns I have stopped listing the exact ingredients of my product recipes and blends on this web site. I hate doing this but find it necessary in the computer venue. Your product will have detailed ingredient labels, as required by law. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have ANY question or concerns, please contact me. I will be happy to verify the use, non-use of your potential allergens., but I will not provide a complete ingredient list.

All Unique Garden Essences soaps are made from all vegetable oils. I do not use any palm oil or nut oils. Unless otherwise note in the description, all soaps are Vegan. Not every recipe is the same. When special oils are used, I try to note them in the description. Again, if you have an allergy or dislike for a specific oil, feel free to inquire if it is in that recipe.

Any information that I provide about product ingredients is for educational purposes only. This information is NOT intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. It is NOT intended to prescribe in any way. The information may not be complete, and the data may be inaccurate. You should seek professional medical advice for any condition, ailment, or questions you may have. Additionally, the therapeutic value of essential oils has not been validated by the FDA.

Even when the product you purchase is made from food grade essential oils, you should NOT use them internally, unless you are working with a qualified and expert practitioner.

Additionally, you should Keep all essential oils, and products made from them, away from children and pets, in particularly, cats.
Although several of the foremost authorities on essential oils state that, with rare exception, cats can tolerate essential oils being burned and even used on them, there are limitations. Unless you are highly educated in this area I suggest keeping all EO's away from cats, and most away from your dogs.
In any case, No child or animal should be in a position to ingest them ever, as they can cause severe illness or death depending upon the EO and the amount ingested. Be safe, not sorry!

Before using any new product, especially those made with essential oils, you should always apply a small sample to an insensitive area of skin, to test for a reaction. This is referred to as a patch test. If you find that you are sensitive, do not use the product. If you have questions, please contact your physician. Allergies may occur with any product inhaled or used on the skin. If you feel that you are having an allergic reaction, discontinue use and seek medical care. Neither Unique Garden Essences, nor myself will accept any liabilty arrising from use or misuse of my products. Maximum liability is limited to the amount that you paid for your order/product(s).

*Payment for your purchase signifies your aknowledgement and acceptance of the aforementioned information, warnings, and disclaimers, as well as agreement to my limited liability.

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