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Welcome!

March 20th, the first day of spring 2018 and the beginning of my business Simply Ann's Lavender.  A combination of handmade candles, soap and inspirational flower paintings.  I use high quality ingredients and only pure essential oils in my candles and soap.  My flower paintings begin with an inspirational word or phrase followed by flowers that capture the message.  This site will provide product detail and where you can make a purchase.  

Candles, Soap, Paintings, and so much more...

Hand made Soy Wax Candles

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 I burn my  fragrance oil candles and I love how my home always smells great.  In nicer weather, I like to burn them while relaxing on my porch.  I hope you enjoy these candles too! 


Fragrance Oil


Hand crafted and packaged

Only phthalate free fragrance oil is used

Made in small batches 

Each candle label notes the date made

My candles are vegan


20 hour burn time

4 ounces each

Candlescience glass jelly jar (2.75 diameter and 2 inches in height) with white lid

Candlescience 464 soy wax is 100% vegetable and does not contain paraffin or beeswax.

Soy wax releases fragrance naturally and for longer.

Candlescience ECO wicks (free from lead and zinc)


Cinnamon-Vanilla (September-February)

This candle fragrance brings so much warmth in your home with the smell of cinnamon, a hint of clove, and vanilla.  It feels like you have a fire in the fireplace and an apple pie in the oven.  A perfect fall scent!  


English Garden 

 This fragrance has subtle notes of green florals with  lilac, lily, rose, jasmine, and ylang ylang.  If you like floral smelling candles then you will LOVE this one.  You feel like you are walking through a flower garden while taking in this scent. 


Fraser Fir (September-February)

This candle fragrance has a hint of citrus, balsam, and cedarwood.  You will think you have your Christmas tree up and the holidays are here.  


Grapefruit Mint 

Candlescience Grapefruit and Mint is a super refreshing!  It starts with ripe, tangy grapefruit fused with garden-fresh mint. Hints of lavender and rhubarb add depth and complexity to this fresh fragrance. Citrus essential oils enhance this bold scent, while mint, thyme, and bergamot essential oils give it an herbal counter to the punchy, juicy grapefruit.


Green tea and Lemongrass

Refreshing and energizing, this citrus fragrance rounds out nicely with the green tea notes.  I love this one!  


Lilac

This smells like a spring lilac bush in full bloom.  It is almost lilac season here and this scent has me picturing lilacs as I take in this scent.  


Lavender

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including lavender, orange, lemon, and cedarwood.  This candle scent is earthy and very relaxing. 


Magnolia and Peony 

Candlescience Magnolia and Peony is the complex floral that captures spring at the peak of its blossoming glory with its marriage of magnolia, peony, and freesia. Base notes of powder and wood wrap up this complex bouquet with a clean, graceful finish.


Rainwater (March-September)

Candlescience Rainwater is an exquisite white floral bouquet of lily and rose petals.  Hints of airy ozone and sandalwood round out this fresh fragrance.  This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange peel, lemon peel, and petitgrain leaf.


Fragrance Oil —set of 6 tea light candles


I only use high quality phthalate free fragrance oils in my tea light size.


Candlescience 464 Soy wax is 100% vegetable and does not contain paraffin or beeswax.

Only phthalate free fragrance oil is used

Candlescience ECO wicks (free from lead and zinc)


Hand crafted and packaged

Made in small batches 

Each candle label notes the date made

My candles are vegan


Five hour burn time per tea light candle


Each tea light is 0.5oz and package contains six tea lights

Clear plastic tealight cups from Candlescience are made with UL approved flame retardant plastic

Tea light cups are recyclable


Hand made Bath Bombs, Goat's Milk and Olive Oil Soap, and Liquid Hand and Body Soap

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 I love the peace that comes with taking in the smell of pure essential oils while creating my bath bombs and soap. 


Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Hand and Body Liquid Soap


No soap dish needed!


The soap base is vegetable origin and enriched with aloe vera.  I have been using this soap base, it has great lather, and it is not drying to the skin.  I have been mixing essential oils into it at a 1.5 % dilution and I love it.  I use NOW brand Lavender, Grapefruit, and Lemongrass, which are the same ones I use in my bar soap.  I am working on essential oil combinations for my liquid soap….more to come.


6 and 12 ounce size

This soap has great lather and it is not drying to the skin 

Pure Essential Oil NOW brand used for essential oil soap

1.5% essential oil dilution for essential oil and 3% for fragrance oil

Essential oil and Fragrance oil soap mixed upon order so your soap will be fresh


Liquid Soap base:

Stephenson Brand

Free from Sulfates, SLS, SLES and Parabens

Vegetable origin, enriched with Aloe Vera

Has a natural clear to translucent pale yellow color

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Xantham Gum, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Phenonxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid


Bottle:

BPA free

White HDPE #2 bottle can be recycled but black pump cannot.


Bath Bombs


Taking a bath and creating a spa like atmosphere with candles lit, soothing music, handmade soap is a wonderful way to relax.  


Handmade in small batches

5 ounces each

Dimensions: 3.5" X 3" X 1.25

Only pure lavender essential oil used

High quality ingredients 

Vegan

No cornstarch


Ingredients: aluminum free 100% pure food grade baking soda, 99.9% pure food grade citric acid, pure dead sea salt, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil, and sprays of witch hazel to mold the bath bomb


To use: Fill your tub with warm water and drop in the bath bomb.  It will fizz and release the scent and all the skin-softening agents.  


Goat’s Milk Hand and Body Soap


Fragrance Oil


Several months ago I was asked if I would make my soap with fragrance oil.  At that time, I was not ready to explore it.  Recently, I started thinking about it and started making soap with it to be sure I love it.  I love it! 


Fragrance oils also known as perfume oils and they are manufactured scents.  I have chosen my candle scents carefully.  I only use phthalate free oil in my soaps and candles.  


Fragrance oil soaps to choose from are:


Lilac

English Garden 

Rainwater 

Magnolia/Peony


Hand crafted and packaged

Melt and Pour soap and it is made in small batches

Each soap label notes the date when the soap was made.


I use SFIC brand Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap base.  


They purchase Palm Oil from companies that comply with RSPO. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil.


20% Kosher Glycerine added in most bases

Hypo-Allergenic

Non-Comedogenic

Biodegradable

No Animal Testing

Gluten Free**

Soy Free

No SLS or SLES are used in any of our soaps or bases

We purchase food grade oils (originating from plants) that are farmed by sustainable growers

Our raw materials are Non GMO

Made in Concord CA USA for over 45 years

**EXCLUDING STOCKED SHAVING SOAP BASE AND SOME CUSTOM BASES


SFIC Goat's Milk melt and pour soap base is made with 10% refrigerated liquid Vitamin D Goat's Milk.  

Ingredients (Soap base): 10% refrigerated Vitamin D Goat’s Milk.  Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher of vegetable origin), Goat’s Milk, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Propylene Glycol (made from vegetable glycerin), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Oat protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)


Soap Dimensions:  

Bar-- 2.6"x2.6"x1.2"inch

Flower-- 3 inch diameter x 1.6 inch depth

Bar and flower soap is 4 ounces


I use NOW 100% pure essential oils 

Balsam Fir -Abies balsamea

Lavender-Lavandula angustifolia

Grapefruit-Citrus paradisi

Lemongrass-Cymbopogon flexuosus

Spearmint-Mentha spicata


Olive Oil Hand and Body Soap


Hand crafted and packaged

Melt and Pour soap and it is made in small batches

Each soap label notes the date when the soap was made.

This soap is vegan


I use Olive Oil Stephenson Melt and Pour Soap Base (Crystal OV).  


Olive Oil melt and pour soap base has a 20% olive oil content.  This soap base is vegan.  

Ingredients (soap base): 20% Olive Oil content.  Water, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate


Soap Dimensions:  

Bar-- 2.6"x2.6"x1.2"inch

Flower-- 3 inch diameter x 1.6 inch depth

Bar and Flower soap is 4 ounces


NOW 100% pure essential oils used. 

Balsam Fir -Abies balsamea

Lavender-Lavandula angustifolia

Grapefruit-Citrus paradisi

Lemongrass-Cymbopogon flexuosus

Spearmint-Mentha spicata



Inspirational Flower Paintings on Wood, Canvas, and Magnets

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  I buy my frames from local vintage stores and I am drawn to wood frames with good 'bones' or their unique shape.  I then paint and distress them.  My paintings begin with a positive word or affirmation then I paint the flowers in the colors that speak to me.  I know a painting is done when it makes me smile!  I like to believe a positive feeling comes through my paintings and spreads smiles just as flowers do in nature.  


Magnets

 

These canvas frames are tiny inspirations and perfect to hang anywhere.  I start with a positive word and then paint a flower.  I hope they make you smile.

2” by 3” canvas frames

3/8 inch profile

Canvas on sides is painted

Back is painted canvas color with two magnets glued in place

Hand painted

One of a kind 

Ready to hang 

Hand Painted Cards

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There is something very special about a hand painted card.  I hand paint a flower on the front of the card.  The inside is blank to allow you space to write your message.


Hand painted

One of a kind

May be framed


Kraft card stock 

A2 card and envelope

Card size 4.25 by 5.5 inches

Made from premium heavyweight card stock

Includes envelope measuring 4.375 by 5.75






 

Hand Painted Wood Boxes and Gift Boxes

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I truly enjoy painting on wood and decided to purchase  plain plywood boxes and paint them.  I paint  the inside green to match your heart chakra (painted a heart in the middle) and I add a stamped message inside.  Each box is unique and it is perfect to hold treasures.  They make wonderful one of kind gift baskets filled with my soap, candles, and tea towels.  The gift box is wrapped in a cello bag and tied with a pretty bow.    



Hand Painted Flour Sack Towels

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I will be selling these on ETSY and at events.  You  may purchase the towel alone or paired with one 4 ounce bar of essential oil hand and body soap


One of a kind!

Screen prints are my hand paintings

Many creative uses for flour sack towels!


American processed flour sack towels purchased from Cotton Creations in Lisle, IL


Full color transfer of painting to towel done by imagination print & design in Oswego, IL


Towel size is 28 by 29

Image is 4.5in by 6in


Other key flour sack towel features:

Bright white color

Strong weave and soft feel

Pre washed and pre shrunk

Made of 100% cotton

Fabric Weight: Medium

 Lint free

 Machine washable and washing instructions come with each purchase


To make a Purchase

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Online

Etsy store-SimplyAnnsLavender


Free domestic shipping when you spend $36.00.


Each ETSY order of $10.00 or more comes with two tea light candles.  One is a thank you from me for your support and the other is for you to share.  It is a way to share light.  


Your ETSY orders contribute to my monthly donation to METAvivor and to date over $150 has been given to them.  Thank You!!


https://.etsy.com/shop/SimplyAnnsLavender




Local Craft Fairs, Markets and Stores

Monthly Community Market 

Calvary Episcopal Church 

105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

I will be at this market on September 14th, October 12th, and December 14th












About Ann

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My life changed in 2014 after having breast cancer.  I am grateful my cancer is gone and I am feeling well again.  However, this life event was truly a wakeup call.  It was during my recovery from my last chemotherapy that I had the thought to make candles.  Let me say that I had never made a candle in my life!  However, I researched on how to make candles and I made my first batch using soy wax and lavender essential oil.  About six months later I started to make soap via melt and pour method and lavender was my first batch of soap.  I love the peace that comes with taking in the smell of essential oils while creating my soap and candles.  Last year, I was encouraged to give painting a try.  The first time I painted was at a local art studio and we were to paint a lavender field.  This painting is now my business logo.  For my paintings, I buy my frames from local vintage stores and I am drawn to wood frames with good 'bones' or their unique shape.  I then paint and distress them.  My paintings begin with a positive word or affirmation then I paint the flowers in the colors that speak to me.  I know a painting is done when it makes me smile! 


I have been a nurse for over 20 years, completed a clinical aromatherapy certificate program, and now  launched Simply Ann’s Lavender.  When I am not creating then I like spending time with my three dogs.  It is an honor to be given this opportunity to follow my heart, share these gifts, and be on this journey with you.



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