We are Julie & Fleur, co-founders and owners of Simple Indulgence. This is just a little about us and the products we make…
* Please ensure to read about our bodycare and candles BELOW before you buy! x
Hi, my name is Julie. Having worked in an office until having my 3 children I stumbled across a taster day for Reflexology at my local library. Finally, I found a passion for something I am skilled at and love – Aromatherapy and Reflexology! After studying at college, whilst juggling feeds and nappies I qualified as a Holistic Therapist and set up my mobile therapy business. I am thrilled to be working with Fleur and combining our skills to make gorgeous body care products and woodwick soya candles with fabulous aromas!
Hi, my name is Fleur. I have always been passionate about helping people, hence my job of 10 years as a lecturer and a career change to holistic therapies 3 years ago. I am a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Reflexologist and enjoy being hands on. I am also totally chuffed to be combining my skills with Julie’s to bring you the most sumptuous body care products and woodwick soya candles – and the best part – it’s all natural and vegan friendly!
Well, now you know us individually here’s a little bit about how we came to set up Simple Indulgence. Our feet met first in September 2012 at college whilst studying Reflexology! Over a few vegan lunches, strong coffee and laughs we came to realise we had a shared passion for holistic therapies. This naturally grew into the idea of making our own ethical body care range and woodwick candles.
And we figured, hey, four feet are better than two – and so creativity began in Julie’s kitchen before moving to our new home at Nooch (a vegan & gluten free grocery store) in Wigan! Sadly Nooch closed its doors and we thought what do we do now ? so we built a shed on a drive in Hindley Green and Simple Indulgence was relaunched :)))
Our Bodycare Range & Company Ethos
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This is not a slick operating corporation! It’s just little ol’ Julie and Fleur making beautiful handmade body care products from our home in Hindley Green, Wigan. Hence we make our products on demand with fresh ingredients and no preservatives, and it may take us a few days to process an order. We promise all products ordered on our website will be posted out within 10 working days maximum but often much sooner.
Au naturale products! We use as few ingredients as possible to make our fresh products natural and simple. Our products do not have the shelf life of high street competitors because we do not use preservatives.
Our products are for using! The sooner you use our products the greater the benefit to your skin – they are not for sitting pretty on a bathroom ledge for 2 years, they are for sitting pretty on your body today! We recommend that our products are used within 3 months of purchase, but although the scent may diminish can be used for up to 12-18 months if stored correctly.
We can’t control the weather! The consistency of our products can vary according to the weather conditions – harder in the winter and softer in the summer. All our products should be kept in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Colours may vary! The colour of our products may vary from one batch to another, and also from photos on the website. This is because all our products are lovingly hand made. The pearlescent colours we use are totally natural, and are not derived from mussels or pearl, nor do our red coloured products contain carmine. The pearlescent pigments consist of mica (a mineral found in granite and other rocks), which is blended in a high temperature bonding process either with Titanium Dioxide (naturally occurring in mineral) or Iron Dioxide (compound made up of oxygen and iron).
It’s not about the branding – it’s whats inside that counts! All our product labels say what they need to but are not uber fancy because this costs money, and we want to keep our products affordable and beautiful inside the jar, not outside.
We are careful to use suppliers which ethically source their raw materials. Our aim is to use natural ingredients which are ethically sourced and environmentally friendly. We do not use any ingredients in our products from animal sources or animal by-products, nor do we use ingredients which have been tested on animals. The glycerine we use is vegetable based and used in our body mousse to help soften and retain moisture.
Why are our products not 100% organic? We try our utmost to use organic ingredients but this is not always possible as it can sometimes be very expensive and this cost would have to be passed on to you, our customer, meaning our products would no longer be affordable.
Recycling all the way! The packaging in which we use to post orders is old and recycled boxes. All the jars we use are recyclable.
Our Woodwick Rapeseed & Soy Wax Candles
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Why choose our Woodwick Natural Wax Simple Indulgence candles?
Our beautiful woodwick candles are hand poured with a natural blend of rapeseed and soy wax in a simple glass container and blended with fragrances which complement our gorgeous bodycare range. The high quality natural wax blend means that the candles produce a slow, clean burn, and a strong scent throw each and every time they are lit.
How to make the most of our Simple Indulgence woodwick natural wax candle
Because our woodwick candles are different to other candles, they can display different burning characteristics.
Always light the wick all across, not just at one end, to ensure an even burn. Allow the candle to burn until it melts to the edges of the container, which can take 45-60 minutes, to ensure a clean burn. Ideally we recommend burning it for 3-4 hours each time.
Never move or handle the candle whilst it is burning, this is very unsafe. The glass container and liquid wax will get very hot.
For the best burn always trim the wick to 5mm before re-lighting by gently running your finger across the top of the wick and disposing of the wick trimmings. This will help prevent a smoky flame and ensure you get the longest burn possible. The flame height may vary at times, but if the candle begins to smoke, or the height of the flame reaches more than 3cm, blow the candle out, wait for the wax to cool, then trim the wick. Once the wax has got to within 1/4 inch of the bottom of the glass container stop using the candle.
The legal safety stuff!
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn candle out of reach of children and pets. Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles. Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire. Avoid contact with skin, may produce an allergic reaction.
We hope that’s not too long to read ! But we care a lot about what we do and the products we make, so we want to provide all the information you need, to ensure that you enjoy them as much as we like making them.
Julie and Fleur x