CityLites

Handmade Soy Candles from San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California · 86 Sales

CityLites

Handmade Soy Candles from San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California 86 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
(43)

Announcement   New Year, New Mission - In 2015, our big goal is to make a difference, so all of the proceeds from this shop's sales will be used to send City Lites' creator, Vanessa, on a trip to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand to support their conservation efforts through volunteering.

- Learn more about this project by visiting www.gofundme.com/vanessavolunteer
- Like City Lites Soy Candles on Facebook to stay in the loop about new items, promos, and events

Happy New Year!

Announcement

New Year, New Mission - In 2015, our big goal is to make a difference, so all of the proceeds from this shop's sales will be used to send City Lites' creator, Vanessa, on a trip to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand to support their conservation efforts through volunteering.

- Learn more about this project by visiting www.gofundme.com/vanessavolunteer
- Like City Lites Soy Candles on Facebook to stay in the loop about new items, promos, and events

Happy New Year!

Vanessa Elise

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Vanessa Elise

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Reviews

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Anonymous on Mar 1, 2013

3 out of 5 stars

This bear candle is adorable, but I had massaged to see if I could get one of these and was told there was one more and she would message me when it was posted.after a little waiting I checked back in because I thought maybe she forgot and I didn't hear back again. Then when I looked at the shop page the candle was up but it was not reserved so someone else could have bought it in the meantime.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Great candle with a great scent and a very easy and fast transaction.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing scented candle with the cutest packaging.

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About

Saponification and Illumination

I started this shop in 2009 after three years of working as an Esthetician in the field of skin care and beauty.

In working with (and using) so many different brands of cosmetics, I learned a lot about ingredients and formulations, and decided to start trying to make my own soap and bath products.

After experimenting with all sorts of different recipes, molds, fragrances, colorants, and add-ins, I starting giving out my handmade soaps as gifts to friends and family. They were a huge hit! People started asking me if they could buy them, and my Esty store was born! (My shop originally just used my name, since I had signed up for Etsy as a buyer).Over time, I progressed from soapmaking into the world of candles, which are now the main product in my shop.

I use all natural, American grown, non-GMO Ecosoya wax, non-toxic fragrances, and eco-friendly containers for my candles. I purchase my supplies from American companies, supporting our domestic economy and ensuring the highest standard of quality.

My candles are beautiful, long lasting, clean burning, and smell amazing, and the money I earn from sales in this shop will help me achieve my dream of moving to New York.

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  • Vanessa

    Owner, Maker

    Hi! I'm Vanessa, this is my shop! I currently live in San Francisco, CA, where I work as a Licensed Esthetician. I have two cats, Lily and Vega, and dreams of moving to Brooklyn, NY.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2013
Hi there! Welcome to my store!

I hand make all of my candles using all natural, American-grown, non-GMO soy wax, nontoxic fragrance oils, and eco-friendly, reusable containers. My soaps are vegan, sulfate and paraben free, and full of good-for-you ingredients.

Hopefully you find something you like, but if you're looking for something specific, let me know. I love custom orders!

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
Payment
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards, or Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
International shipping is a scary world to me, so for now I only ship domestically.

I almost always ship priority mail via USPS, which takes 1-3 business days to arrive. Candles are heavy, which makes shipping a bit pricey, but I will ship multiple items in flat rate boxes to help save on costs.

Because I have a full time day job, I can't always make it to the post office immediately, but the latest your item will go out is the Wednesday after you place your order. I will notify you when your order is shipped, and can provide delivery confirmation number upon request.
Refunds and Exchanges
I know it's hard to choose a scented item without being able to smell it, but I do the best I can to describe each scent accurately so you can be sure of what you're getting.

If something absolutely doesn't work for you, convo me within 14 days, and we can work out a refund or exchange for you, depending on the item and the problem you had with it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to customize orders, from adding or omitting colors and fragrances, or blending essential oils and additives for your specific skin concerns or preferences.