About

A former librarian with a fine arts background, a heightened appreciation of nature, and a lip balm obsession…

Little Batch Botanicals, LLC was founded in 2009 by me, Jennifer Sulligan... a former librarian with a deep-seated obsession with lip balm.

I make handcrafted soaps, lip balms, perfume oils, soy candles, hand and body balms, sugar & salt scrubs, custom lip balm & soap party favors… all small-batch made with care from sustainably-harvested, natural ingredients in beautiful Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

I live with my husband, our sweet baby daughter, and our spoiled cats in a cute vintage Craftsman bungalow on a perfect little one-acre slice of rural heaven. I've turned our basement into a laboratory in which to make all of my products, much to my husband's chagrin. It's filled with steel tables, stand mixers, lab coats, and lip balm tubes! My idea of heaven, really.

When I was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2010, I got through treatments by looking forward to the days when I felt strong enough to make soap. Now Little Batch is my full-time job.

Soapmaking is an activity has been in my family for quite some time; my great-great grandmother used to make good old fashioned unscented lye and lard soap in her backyard. I use lye to make my soaps (it's a necessity, actually - all true soaps are made with lye!), but I do not use tallow...my soaps are made from scratch with cruelty-free vegetable-based oils.

Both of my grandfathers were phenomenal gardeners; from them I get my interest in all things plant-related: gardening, planting, harvesting, drying herbs, picking flowers.

Both of my grandmothers were damn good bakers. Both Hungarian with some other stuff mixed in, these women were not afraid to use butter. From them I get my interest in mixing up concoctions and penchant for all things sweet... that explains all the great bakery scents in my line!

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PAYMENT

PAYPAL:
PAYPAL IS ACCEPTED! IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, SET-UP IS EASY, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LINK A BANK ACCOUNT TO IT; YOU MAY USE A CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD INSTEAD. PAYPAL IS A SAFE, SECURE WAY TO SHOP ONLINE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SHOPPING CART OR CHECKOUT, PLEASE EMAIL JENNIFER [ AT ] LITTLEBATCHBOTANICALS.COM AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP!
IMPORTANT PAYPAL USERS:
SHIPPING ADDRESS MUST MATCH PAYPAL ADDRESS IN CHECKOUT! I CAN ONLY SHIP TO THE PAYPAL ADDRESS. IF YOU WISH TO SHIP TO AN ADDRESS THAT DIFFERS FROM YOUR SPECIFIED ADDRESS IN PAYPAL, YOU MAY ADD IT TO YOUR PAYPAL PROFILE BY GOING TO: MY ACCOUNT --> PROFILE --> ADD OR EDIT STREET ADDRESS.


SHIPPING
UNFORTUNATELY, INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

I pull stock for orders and do made-to-order on a daily basis, and I ship once to twice per week. All orders ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail (with tracking), depending on total package weight. After shipment, delivery for domestic shipping addresses usually occurs within 2-5 business days. Please keep in mind that the USPS does not guarantee delivery times for First Class and Priority! The USPS tracking # is a rudimentary form of tracking, which shows activity whenever the package is scanned at a postal facility, and at delivery.

IMPORTANT PAYPAL USERS: SHIPPING ADDRESS MUST MATCH PAYPAL ADDRESS IN CHECKOUT! PAYPAL PROTECTION ONLY APPLIES IF THE ORDER IS SHIPPED TO THE CONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESS, SO PLEASE BE SURE THIS ADDRESS IS CORRECT. WE WILL SHIP ONLY TO CONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESSES WHEN PAYPAL IS THE METHOD OF PAYMENT. IF YOU ARE SHIPPING A GIFT TO AN ADDRESS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN, YOU MAY ADD THE GIFT ADDRESS TO YOUR PROFILE IN PAYPAL AND SELECT THAT ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU NEED HELP DOING THIS, AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP.

RETURNS
UNFORTUNATELY, BECAUSE THESE ARE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, RETURNS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED EXCEPT IN IN THE VERY RARE CASE THAT AN INCORRECT ITEM WAS SHIPPED. IF THIS IS THE CASE, CONTACT US AT JENNIFER(AT!)LITTLEBATCHAPOTHECARY.COM WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS SO THAT APPROPRIATE PRODUCT CAN BE SHIPPED OUT. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN PRODUCTS WITHOUT CONTACTING US FIRST, AS UNAPPROVED RETURNS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

I hope that you love your Little Batch Botanicals® as much as I loved batching them up. Use them in good health and happiness.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by convo or email! I am happy to assist you and dedicated to making sure you are satisfied with your purchase. If you're unhappy with anything you've purchased, get in touch with me and I will do my best to make it right.

What I can't do is guarantee you're going to love a scent. I'd love to guarantee that, but the fact of the matter is, everyone's olfactory glands are so different. In other words, no two people's schnozzes analyze scent the same way. Also, body chemistry does indeed play a role in how bath and body products smell on your skin. I'm not saying, for example, that the Cinnamon Raisin Bread perfume might smell like grapes when you put it on, that's way too ridiculous. What I am saying is that some people may smell more cinnamon while others will pick up more raisin, while still others won't be able to detect the white frosting. I think you get my drift. So please, please don't pick apart a product over a preconceived notion of a scent in a bath and body product. I use only high-quality, phthalate free fragrances, and I use them within the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) guidelines, which ensures that they will smell SPLENDID to most awesome people.

Upcoming formulation change: My daughter was recently diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, so Little Batch is going nut free. The change will be gradual. I will continue to sell existing product until it is all gone. All new batches of product from now on will be made without nut oils (for example, the sweet almond oil used for lip balms will be replaced by rice bran oil or avocado oil). This will not change the way the products work or feel because they will be reformulated completely and adjustments will be made to keep them consistent with the Little Batch products we all love. The new products will be labeled accordingly and will be indicated on product pages online. Please get in touch if you have any questions, and thank you!

WHOLESALE
INQUIRIES ABOUT WHOLESALE ARE WARMLY WELCOMED. NO CONSIGNMENT, PLEASE. EMAIL JENNIFER(AT!)LITTLEBATCHAPOTHECARY.COM.

TRADEMARK
LITTLE BATCH APOTHECARY ® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF LITTLE BATCH APOTHECARY, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Find Little Batch on Facebook, where I announce sales, new products, and general cool stuff:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Batch-Apothecary

Visit my blog and sign up for email updates...
http://littlebatchbotanicals.wordpress.com/

See my lab where I make all of these lovely goodies:
http://littlebatchbotanicals.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/a-peek-into-the-lab/

And, you can even see how I make my soap from scratch!
http://littlebatchbotanicals.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/soap-day-2/
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If you'd like to know more, please feel free to email me: jennifer [at] littlebatchbotanicals.com.

Wholesale inquiries are certainly welcome! Email me: jennifer [at] littlebatchbotanicals.com. Or, you may visit the Wholesale & Party Packs section of this site and start shopping right away!

-Jennifer Sulligan, handcrafted bath and body artisan / chandler / mad scientist
Little Batch Botanicals, LLC