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 in my candles and soap.  My flower paintings begin with an inspirational word or phrase followed by flowers that capture the message.  This site has my blog, product information, and where you can make a purchase.  

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

Hand made Soy Wax Candles


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


Inspirational Flower Paintings on Wood, Canvas, and Magnets



Doggie Shampoo (coming soon)



Build Your Own Hand Painted Wood Gift Boxes


Hand Painted Flour Sack Towels


To make a Purchase




Free shipping for US buyers on individual items $35 and up and any order totaling $35 or more.  

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. Thank You!! So far this year we have donated over $200.00 to METAvivor!

Local Craft Fairs and Markets

Holiday Vendor Fair at Schaumburg Towers 

Wednesday, December 4th


American Landmark Properties

1400 American Lane, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Santa Paws

Saturday, December 7, 2019

12 PM – 3 PM

Hinsdale Humane Society

21 Salt Creek Lane 

Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

Monthly Community Market 

Calvary Episcopal Church 

Saturday, December 14th

12 pm -3 pm

105 W. Maple Street

Lombard, IL.

About Ann


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 two 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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