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I started Om Shanti Handcrafts for small, personal reasons — dry skin from the dry air of Colorado, trying to get out of a hellish Walmart job — but I stick with it out of sheer love for what I’m doing.
I love making my products. I love experimenting with new scents, new blends, new ingredients. I love taking baths and calling it market research (though alas, I can’t claim my hot water bills with the IRS).
I even love the business end of things (though marketing still annoys the crap out of me). And speaking of crap…
I use only natural ingredients. Most fragrance oils make me sneeze, and most of the ones that don’t make me sneeze just don’t smell good to me. So it’s essential oils, herbs, a few natural flavourings, and some extracts. Nothing artificial.
Nothing I can’t pronounce, either, and nothing I know can be harmful, even if it’s technically ‘natural’. And I test everything on myself before it even gets put into a jar.
My containers are mostly glass, and all of them are recyclable. I use recycled packing material to ship, and I reuse boxes to ship when I have the right size available. I’m doing what I can for the Earth; it’s still the only place we have to live.
That’s Loiosh up there in the picture with me. Think the title’s a joke? Can you think of anything that’ll pack ‘em in the booth better than a friendly cat on a leash?
He’s been camping with me all over the country. He’s been invited to two weddings with me…so far. Currently he’s in the basement, hunting crickets. He has his own Facebook page, cos I’m kinda of a
dork doting Momma.
You can find my products throughout Boulder County, Colorado:
The Bead Lounge
320 Main St.
Longmont, CO 80501
4689 Ute Highway (Rt. 66)
Boulder Ice Cream Gift Shop
4747 Pearl Street M-1
Boulder, Colorado 80301
and at SCA events and craft shows around Tennessee.
I accept payment by Paypal or credit card. If you need to pay another way, contact me and we’ll work something out.
Items are shipped only after payment is received and cleared; your order will be shipped within three business days after that. I’ll send USPS unless you request otherwise (which might cost you more, but only if it costs me more). Insurance isn’t included but if you request it I’ll add it.
If you’re not happy with your purchase, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do to resolve things. If all else fails, I accept returns in original condition within ten days of you receiving it. Once I’ve received your item I’ll refund your money (in the same way you paid) and send you a confirmation email.