About Us & FAQ

About Handmade Goodies

Handmade Goodies is a small business located in Victoria, BC. Founded in 2020, we make quality, locally handcrafted candles and bath products to add to your self-care routine. 
 
We are proud to partner with other local artisans to create memorable custom gift boxes for holidays and special occasions! 

We make: 

  • Soy wax candles made with essential oils that are long lasting and clean burning, with your choice of cotton or wooden wicks. 
  • Moisturizing and cleansing soaps filled with coconut, shea, castor, and olive oils and butters, and infused with Kaolin Clay. Our soaps are made using the old-fashioned cold process method and cured for at least five weeks to insure long-lasting, mild soap that leaves you feeling refreshed every time.
  • Invigorating bath bombs, bath salts, and sugar scrubs made with simple, natural ingredients to give you a healing bath experience you can feel good about. 

All of our bath products are made with love in small batches, using simple and natural ingredients and aromatic essential oils to suit your style and mood. Our products are eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free, and palm-oil-free.

Browse our current offerings in the shop

 

                    

 

Why choose Handmade Goodies

We know there are tons of awesome candle companies out there, so we want to show you how we stand out against the rest. 

We believe that sustainability and connecting with our community are pivotal to the success of our business.

That is why $1 from every candle purchase is donated to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization that develops advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, with the goal to clean up 90% of floating ocean plastic pollution. 

Our sustainable business techniques include:

  • sourcing supplies from Canadian suppliers and manufacturers;
  • using absolutely no plastic products in our packaging and shipping;
  • handpicking local florals and botanicals for garnish;
  • and offering a reusable candle jar recycling program. 

To show our gratitude to our community, we make monthly non-profit charity donations. We also love collaborating with fellow local business owners to promote and offer unique, custom gift options and support our local economy!  

For more information about our current partnerships and recycling program, check out our Promotions & Partnerships page! 

 

About the Owner 

Hey everyone! My name is Samantha and I am the owner/creator of Handmade Goodies. 

I have always considered myself to be an entrepreneur at heart. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for nine years, so customer satisfaction is one of my top business priorities. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with your experience, let me know and I will find a way to fix it! 

This business adventure began when I was laid off from my job at the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdowns in April 2020. I picked up candle-making as a hobby to keep busy and to earn some extra cash on the side. One thing led to another, and I turned my new craft into a successful business!

 One of my favourite parts about starting my business has been meeting new people and developing valuable customer relationships. Thank you so much for choosing to support my small business dream!  

Handmade Goodies is just getting started, so stay tuned to see how we grow! 

 

FAQ 

How do you price your items? 

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Where do you ship your products? 

We ship to Canada and cross-border to the United States

All orders are subject to a $3.00 handling fee

What are your shipping rates?

Shipping rates are calculated at checkout based on your location

Do you offer local delivery and pickup options? 

Local orders are available for pickup in View Royal

Local delivery fees range from $4-12 for a distance of up to 30km

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes, wholesale options are available! For inquiries, please email us at handmadegoodies_@hotmail.com

Can I order custom products for gifts and special occasions? 

Yes, we are excited to offer custom products for your celebration needs!

You get to choose from a range of essential oils, natural colourants, exfoliants, and florals to give your candles and bath products a personal touch.

Please see our Custom Orders Information Package and contact us for more details!

Please note: to receive your items on time and ensure quality, we require 1-6 weeks’ notice for your order depending on the product and quantity:

~1 week’s notice for custom bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and bath salts

~2 weeks’ notice for custom candles

~6 weeks’ notice for custom soaps 

Can I return my jars and packaging from previous purchases? 

Yes! We are happy to accept gently used paper bags, old candle jars, bath salt tubes, and other product packaging as long as they are clean and sanitized!

In fact, you can get a FREE bath bomb when you return your old candle jars and lids! (check out our Promotions & Partnerships page for more information)

If you don’t return these items to us, please be sure to reuse, repurpose, or recycle them! :) 

 

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