Our story begins with our love for candles and all things that smell great. We often found ourselves searching the aisles of our local big box store in the middle of the night, looking for the newest and best smelling candles we could find. We would look for hours and hours every month, going from store to store to find candles that were visually appealing, blended well with our decor, added a great aroma to our living spaces, and didn't cost us an arm and a leg... The major problem we had was that the candles we found would often have some of the things we look for, but not everything!
We've tried candles from brands all over the world, retailers both big and small, and candles at just about every price point, from dollar store candles to expensive candles from the United States largest candle manufacturer. What we found was not one candle had everything we were looking for. Cheaper candles were typically poorly made overseas with less than perfect ingredients and had little to no scent throw throughout our home. More expensive versions, while often providing good scent throw, typically melted unevenly, leaving 25-50% of wax left unused, adding to the notion that more expensive doesn't always equal a better product.
After long consideration, we decided to dive right into the candle market. Even though we had never poured a single candle or even knew where to source ingredients, we knew that we could turn out a far better product than those we had become familiar with over time. We happened upon an advertisement on Craigslist from a woman giving up her candle making hobby. We purchased her supplies and a small amount of equipment, visited our local craft store for additional fragrances, and began testing.
We spent months and months researching manufacturing practices, developing our recipes, and sourcing our materials. After getting our recipes nailed down, design perfected, and extensive fragrance list in order... we were ready to launch!
In 2007, we founded our company, OverSoyed™ Fine Organic Products. We began selling our hand poured soy candles made in jelly jars, to friends, family members, and at local craft shows. Soon after launching our candle line, we began working on additional products. We developed a line of home fragrance products including room sprays and soy wax aroma tart melts.
In 2008, we moved into the world of Bath, Body, and Beauty Care. Starting with Personal Fragrance products, we have steadily grown our product offerings to more than 50 varieties, and our fabulous fragrance selection to over 2,000 options... The largest selection of handcrafted candles, home fragrance, and bath, body, and beauty products available online.
In 2013, we launched our first website. Making use of social media, we slowly expanded our reach into the market.
In 2014, we opened our shop on the Etsy platform. For over 4 years, we sold thousands of products to customers all over the world. In 2018, we ended our relationship with Etsy. [For more information about our Etsy Closure, please read our blog post
Now, in 2019, we are slowly gaining the market back that was lost post-Etsy. We plan to be around for years to come, providing our customers with the best and safest handcrafted products on the market.
Our mission is simple... Provide the best products on the market based on love for all things beautiful and freshly scented. While we love all things luxurious, we will not sacrifice the planet while enjoying such things. We have taken the stance that all of our products be as eco-friendly as possible. Whether it's our own special blend of soy & vegetable-based products, or the packaging in which they are presented... you can rest assured that it is coming from us, we do everything in our power to maintain and sustain a clean, green planet. You can also take comfort in knowing that all products are thoroughly tested and personally used by the owners of the company, themselves. We make sure everything leaving our workshop is safe for you and your family!
As a consumer, you deserve the best products available on the market. And as consumers ourserves, we understand the importance of making informed decisions about products you plan to purchase for yourselves and for your friends and family. We make it a point to educate ourselves on the best science behind the products we manufacture, as well as the potential benefits and reactions to each and every ingredient we use. We don't make claims like some companies do, in order to better market products, thus making more profit. You deserve better than that. If there is an ingredient that has a potential health or skincare benefit, we will provide that information and allow you to make the decision for yourself.
We will never sell a product that we don't use ourselves. All OverSoyed products are artisan handcrafted to order and ship within 7-10 business days. We pride ourselves on the highest quality standards, however the world is not perfect, and we all make mistakes sometimes. If for some reason there is something wrong with your order, we will make every possible accommodation to correct the problem.
Since 2007, we have raised over $25,000 for local and national organizations. The Privia Group, parent company of OverSoyed, seeks to make a strong impact on the communities in which we do business by both in monetary and product contributions, and through corporate and employee voluntarism. We have a proud tradition of giving to both local and national organizations. Our company pledges its support by contributing a portion of each sale to the annual chosen organizations.
We encourage you, our customers, to further educate yourselves on the importance of these valuable organizations. You will find that their work is making strides, not only in our own country, but all across the world. We also ask you to assist us with helping these charities by purchasing items from our "Products for a Cause" Campaign. Together we can make a difference!