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Welcome and thank you for visiting Meadow Muffin Gardens.

We provide personal care products to help you feel nurtured and spiritually in tune with your body. Beauty shouldn't be trying to create an image or cover up "flaws" with synthetic imitations encouraged by commercial hype.

Utilizing plants that grow right outside the back door heightens a partnership with nature. Base oils and essential oils are purchased from reputable sources who are proud to advertise their products as organic and of therapeutic grade.

Pure essential oils carry the medicinal, healing benefits of the entire plant which enhances the value of the finished product. That cannot be said of fragrance oils which are useful only for their scent.

You can use these body care products with a sense of confidence if you are prone to skin sensitivity or just conscience of synthetics. Our products are hand-crafted and made to order when needed.

Our choice of containers for the products are environmentally friendly and easily recycled. The bottles are either #2 HDPE (white or see through plastic) or #1 PET plastic (clear or various colors). HDPE plastic bottles (High Density Polyethylene) are stiff and offer good impact resistance. PET plastic bottles (Polyethylene Terephthalate) are transparent and also very durable. Both types of plastic are very tolerant of products using essential oils. The tops are a spray mist, pop-up dispenser or a pump type. The jars are #5 PP white or see through plastic. The glass bottles are amber in color with glass dropper style caps.
Please help in our efforts to be earth friendly and either reuse or recycle the empty containers.

Shipping details

Packages are carefully wrapped to ensure it reaches its destination safely.
Items are usually shipped priority mail or first class. If over 13 oz the rates automatically go to priority.
The decision to ship flat rate involves the weight of the package and how far of a distance it has to travel.
Packages are not insured unless requested by the buyer.
I do purchase delivery confirmation.

First Class International (Airmail)
There is no tracking for this type of shipping.
Listed rates are based on First Class International Shipping.

Flat Rate International ships for one flat rate and is ideal for several items at once.
Takes a week to ten days and can be tracked.

However, should something go awry and the package never arrives we'll do our best to make amends by refunding payment or sending another package.

Contents of the order are itemized on the custom forms which is the requirement of the seller. Customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

Due to restrictions on Bath and Beauty products we do not ship to Mexico

Refunds, returns & exchanges

Due to the nature of all natural perishable products and personal likes and dislikes, we cannot except returns. Should there be a problem, please contact me and we'll decide whether to refund or replace the item.

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If there is a fault with the product itself, you are entitled to a replacement or a full refund which would include the shipping costs.
If you simply do not like the product but have to admit there is nothing wrong with it, then I will offer you a refund on the order less the cost of shipping.

Please review the ingredient list of the product before purchasing and be aware of known allergies. Immune systems function differently so there is always the risk of a sensitivity even with natural ingredients. The only preservatives used are grapefruit seed extract, Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils. Being the risk of contamination is always present in any perishable product please try to use the item within 6 months or keep in the refrigerator.

Additional information

I am always experimenting with new ideas and recipes so please check back often. Product ingredients can often be altered to accommodate customer preferences or sensitivities.
I am always open to suggestions and comments so feel free to contact us through meadowmuffingardens [!at] yahoo.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meadow-Muffin-Gardens/177681211989?ref=ts

Meadow Muffin Gardens

What home remedies and skin care products did past generations use to care for their families?

Wholesome and practical, natural and affordable is the best way to describe our line of body care.

Guided by wisdom and knowledge passed down from past generations, our products consist of ingredients provided by our natural world.
Information and recipes often tucked away in quaint old books resurface to remind us that 'simple is best'.

Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.

Utilizing herbs, flowers, aromatherapy, and oils without the use of parabens, artificial colorings or synthetic fragrances to create natural solutions to personal and family care needs. Several items can also be used for the care of your dog; a few that are also safe for cats.

Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.

No need for concern about the harm to animals as there are no animal products or animal testing involved in these products.

Though there is a section labeled Babies, Children, there are many items throughout the shop wonderful for children. The items within the Babies, Children, Pregnancy section simply make it easier to find items for very young children and pregnant women.

NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. In our attempts to avoid the use of parabens as preservatives, only natural preservatives are used. The paraben family includes methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Parabens are synthetic (aka chemical) preservatives commonly used to increase the shelf life in cosmetics and personal care products. Being parabens have been known to cause skin problems as well as disrupt the body's endocrine system, we'd rather leave them out of our products. Our philosophy is that your body care products should be fresh (as with anything put into or onto your body) and are not meant to sit on a shelf for lengths of time.

Natural preservatives used include antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils if used. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. Such at risk products should be used within about 4 months. The salves, balms, honey, salts, powders, butters, and oils, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, and out of exposure to heat and sunlight. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.

Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby greatly reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. Immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.

Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.

Shifting to natural body care gears you away from commercial hype concerning beauty and more towards trusting your own intuition. Feel nurtured and more spiritually in tune with what your body needs to remain in good health, which is the description of beauty.

Enjoy a free sample with your first order!

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