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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

 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)


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. 


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. 

 

Cinnamon-Vanilla (August-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!  


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.  


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

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


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


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 (available September-February)-Abies balsamea

Lavender-Lavandula angustifolia

Geranium-Pelargonium graveolens 

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 (available September-February)-Abies balsamea

Lavender-Lavandula angustifolia

Geranium-Pelargonium graveolens 

Grapefruit-Citrus paradisi

Lemongrass-Cymbopogon flexuosus

Spearmint-Mentha spicata


Goat’s Milk and Olive Oil Dog Soap


Now your dog can enjoy a bath with high quality soap ingredients and 100% pure essential oil- Lavender- Lavandula angustifolia.  This soap is people safe too!


Hand crafted and packaged

Melt and Pour soap and made in small batches

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


Olive Oil dog soap is vegan.  


Soap dimensions:

Dirty Dog-- Bar Length: 3.5" Bar Width: 2.25" Height: 1”

4.5 ounces


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)


Stephensen 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




Inspirational Flower 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 like to believe a positive feeling comes through my paintings and spreads smiles just as flowers do in nature.   

Hand Painted Cards

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



White matte card stock


Card size 3.375” by 4.875”

80# white matte card stock

Includes 28# bond square flap A1 envelope 


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 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 Flour Sack Towels

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

Online

Local Craft Fairs, Markets and Stores

ClaSha

19 W. St Charles Road

historic downtown Lombard, IL

When you are shopping in historic downtown Lombard then please be sure you go to ClaSha-fashion art gift boutique.  Everything in their store is handmade and one of a kind.  My hand painted 2 by 3 magnets and hand painted cards is being sold here. 


Gather & Collect

473 N. Main Street

Glen Ellyn, IL 

A wonderful antique/vintage shop right in the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn.  My goat's milk, olive oil soap, and fragrance candles are sold here.


Happy Dog Barkery

5118 Main St

Downers Grove, IL

This is a favorite place for my pups and fosters.  Their bakery is amazing and their store has everything your pup will need.  The staff is so friendly….a happy place to go!  My goat’s milk and olive oil dog soap is sold here.     









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 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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