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Free Shipping for our Anniversary!

Posted on June 09, 2014 by Angie Andriot

It was a sunny day on June 26th, back in 2011, that Vetiver Aromatics made its very first sale. That's almost three years ago! In celebration of this momentous occasion, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders (not just those over $100 like usual) from now through June 26th for all orders placed within the United States. 

Here's to many more years of business! 

Posted in Business

How much can I expect to pay in customs duties?

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Angie Andriot

If you are an international customer, you may be stuck with additional charges when your package arrives in your country. Why? IMPORT TAXES. But never fear, these taxes do not have to come as a surprise. For you see, I have found this nifty calculator you can use to determine how much you will be charged. 

I've been playing with it for a while, and it looks pretty handy. The calculator has been added to the shopping cart, as well as the FAQ page and the Shipping Policies page. Hopefully this will clear up much of the confusion, and alleviate much of the trepidation, faced by international customers. 

Posted in business, international, shipping

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 02, 2014 by Angie Andriot

We here at Vetiver are celebrating the end of an amazing year. 

2013 was the second full year Vetiver has been in business, and it was an awesome year full of growth. We had some fantastic press coverage, including a feature in the Men's Fitness Valentines Day Gift Guide back in February, and the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide this past November and December. And we are kicking off this year with an inclusion in January's Glam Box. We'll be busy this week making pocket perfume kits for that! It looks like the final product is going to be super adorable, and may even find its way onto our site for future sales. 

The New York Times feature contributed to an explosion of orders in December! I had to bring in a new team member just to keep up - and she has generously decided to stick around for 2014 and join Vetiver as a permanent member. We both worked around the clock filling those Christmas orders. It was exhausting, but also fun; we felt a little bit like Santa's elves, working hard to get the gifts made in time to show up under the tree on Christmas morning :). 

I have some big plans for this year too! An expansion of the oils offered - especially the essential oil options, more YouTube videos, a cologne making kit, more perfume recipes, a kit for kits, and oh so many more plans! Hang onto your hats because this is going to be a great year! 

Cheers-
Angie Andriot, owner
Vetiver Aromatics

Posted in Business, Vetiver updates

Will I get my order in time?

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Angie Andriot

With the holidays fast approaching, timeliness of orders is becoming ever so important. So, I've put together this guide to when stuff is fulfilled, when it ships, and when you can expect to get it. As a general rule, orders are processed the day after they are placed, and then shipped the following day. Why the following day? Because USPS does their pickup here at around 10 am.

I have occasional part-time help, but generally most orders are filled by me. Here's how it works: By about 10 am every morning, I print out the orders that are waiting for me, and start packing and filling. By the end of the day, I've boxed them all up, printed the labels, and set them out for the post office to pick up the following morning. So, if you place an order after 9am on Monday, It'll be in the queue to be printed and filled on Tuesday, then go out in Wednesday's mail....Give or take a day. If I finish filling orders and it's only 1pm, I'll check for more orders and fill those the same day. Or if it gets to be 5pm and I'm not finished with the day's orders, some will get filled the following day. Hence the "ORDERS ARE USUALLY FILLED WITHIN 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS."

That process can be sped up if you need a rush delivery. I can personally take your package to the post office on the same day I fill it, thus shaving a day off your wait. And if your order is placed early in the day, I can fill it AND take it to the post office on the same day you place the order, thus shaving two days off your wait. Possibly three days, if it's a busy time of year. Like Christmas. However, taking time out of my day to make a trip to the post office takes time....so there is a $10 rush order fee to cover that extra effort on my part. Note that this does not change the amount of time the post office takes to deliver your package after it leaves my hands. For that you have to upgrade to Express Mail. 

One the package is on its way, the time to delivery depends on the type of postage you bought. First Class? 3 days. Priority? 2 days. Express? 1 day. 

Now, these are all business days. I work Monday - Friday. The US Post office delivers Monday - Saturday. Here's a handy chart. The first column is the day you placed your order. The second column is the day it will probably arrive if you chose Priority shipping. The third is for Express shipping. 

Need it even faster? That's where the rush shipping add-on comes in. International? Add a week to the estimate. 

 I placed my order after 10 am on: Priority Mail will probably arrive on the following: Express Mail will probably arrive on the following:
Sunday - Monday Friday Thursday
Tuesday Saturday Friday
Wednesday Monday Saturday
Thursday Tuesday Monday
Friday - Saturday Thursday Wednesday

 

Posted in Business, Vetiver updates

Perfume Kit Gift Set

Posted on January 13, 2013 by admin

Our new perfume kit gift sets are now available, and just in time for Valentine's Day!

What distinguishes these sets from the others is that they are particularly designed to be given as gifts - they are packaged with flower petal fillers, organza bows, and contain multiple high quality glass perfume bottles for holding the end product. They also differ in that these kits offer perfumer's alcohol as the perfume base, rather than fractionated coconut oil, as the other perfume kits do.

This beautifully packaged perfume gift set comes with three perfume bottles for storing your final perfume creations – a red metal shell atomizer, a 30ml glass bottle, and an adorable heart-shaped travel bottle with a red tassel. Choose between three fragrance blends: efflorescent, verdant, and gourmand. Each perfume kit contains 8 1/8oz vials of fragrance for making your own perfume - just enough to fill the three bottles.

The kit contents rest on a bed of dried rose petals contained inside a gift quality red kraft jewelry box, wrapped in an organza bow -a perfectly presented gift for that creative woman in your life!

Get your perfume kit gift set today!

 

Posted in Business, new products, perfume kits

Apothecary Bottles Now Available!

Posted on January 06, 2013 by admin

green glass apothecary bottles

These glass apothecary bottles are perfect for holding all your homemade concoctions. Use these to hold your custom scented lotions, bath salts, hand soaps, balms, salves, and other bath and body and home products.

These glass bottles and jars are also great for holding kitchen concoctions like spice blends, infused oils, salad dressings, and more!

Our green glass apothecary bottles are made from 40% recycled glass.

Check out our full line of apothecary bottles:

 

Posted in apothecary, bottles, Business

New Fragrance Oils!

Posted on January 03, 2013 by admin

Behold, we have released four new florals to welcome the new year! Now available:

You can find our full list of florals here. You can also purchase a floral sampler pack, containing 1/8 oz vials of all 10 of our florals! Then step into our materials section and pick up any other items you might need for perfume making, because 10 1/8 oz vials of fragrance base can blend to make at least 1 oz of perfume - 3 oz if you just dump all the oils together.

Anyone ever do that at the soda fountain? Mix all the sodas together and make a "suicide"?  How about a suicide floral blend? Do it. We dare you.

Posted in Business, efflorescent, fragrance oils, new products

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