It all started with a candle…
JenSan grew out of Jennifer’s love of candles. She was buying so many, that one day the thought occurred that perhaps she should try making some herself. So after doing her research, and ordering supplies like wax, fragrance oils, etc. Jennifer got to work in her kitchen! She started with container candles and gave some as gifts to friends and family members who were very enthusiastic with their feedback. Many suggested that she should sell the candles online. After discussing the idea with Sandra, the sisters decided to go into business together. Sandra built an attractive website and JenSan Candles was launched, later becoming JenSan Home and Body. Since that fateful day, the sisters have been bringing their unique yet sophisticated taste to handcrafted candles and have expanded to handmade soaps, body butters and scrubs. JenSan Home and Body grew up around two women who love handmade products and appreciate the work that goes into creating them.
Our mission is to consistently create exceptional handmade candles and bath and body products using high quality essential oils and fragrances and natural ingredients that inspire our customers to take a moment to pamper their body and senses. Our products do not contain harmful phthalates or parabens but only the moisturizing oils that are good for your skin.
WHO WE ARE
Jennifer (right) is the creative force behind JenSan Home and Body, creating not only amazing scents, but also handcrafting most of the products. Though a little less hands-on, Sandra uses her business savvy and creative eye to help design products for JenSan Home and Body. She is responsible for all of the company’s marketing efforts. Although she works fulltime in the publishing industry, she is the one who has spent many hours building all of our amazing websites.
We are strong believers in using as many natural ingredients as possible in our products. That’s why we primarily use USDA Certified Organic oils of olive, coconut, castor, argan, jojoba, palm and Certified Organic shea butter in our soaps and body butters. These are grown and produced in sustainable environments. We also care very much about the environment and use recyclable containers, packaging and shipping products.
We are currently long-time residents of the State of New Jersey. However, as kids growing up in the countryside on the beautiful, Caribbean island of Barbados, we were strongly inspired by our mother and late grandmother. They instilled in us a strong sense of family, and an incredible work ethic. We have fond memories of oiling our grandmother’s scalp with coconut or castor oil. We don’t recall her ever buying any store-bought hair products. Our mom is a first class knitter and seamstress and made much of our clothing as children. And today, at 87, she continues to knit on an almost daily basis—producing beautiful pieces for her family and friends. When we were sick our gran or mother would give us homemade remedies to cure our illnesses. Of course as children, we thought these remedies tasted horrible, but they worked! They were both also fantastic cooks and bakers and our gran even churned our own butter! This was part of our early exposure to natural, handmade products.
Our love of the beautiful colors and scents of nature found on the island of our birth also inspired us to create our Tropics candle collection.
At JenSan, we do our best to reduce our carbon footprint. Our eco soy candles and organic products are created using national and internationally sourced, ethically responsible ingredients.
- 90% of our product packaging is made from recycled material
- Our glass containers are recycled
- Our body scrubs utilizes PET recyclable plastic bottles
- Shred used for our gift packages utilizes recycled Kraft paper
- Our packing peanuts are biodegradable. Made from organic starch, these peanuts decompose in water in minutes leaving no toxic waste.
- All shipping boxes are 100% recycled
- To help reduce paper usage, packaging slips are not included with orders.
• Our candles use high performance lead free cotton wicks