Why Kindred Essence?

Why Kindred Essence?

JenSan Home and Body is now Kindred Essence and you may be asking yourself why the name change? Well, we made the decision to change our name for several reasons.

We love the name JenSan Home and Body. After all, it was named after us. However, with the changing marketplace and the diversification of our product line, we recognized that we needed a name that more closely captured…well, the “essence” of our company.

September 07, 2021 — Sandra Mapp
Benefits of Shea Butter

Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter is a great skin moisturizer and is one of the key ingredients in Kindred Essence's cold processed organic soaps, and body butters.  It has many uses. For centuries women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa have applied it to their skin as a remedy against the hot sun and as a food ingredient. In the cosmetics industry, it is used to fight against wrinkles, dry skin, stretch marks, and as a hair conditioner.
May 17, 2021 — Sandra Mapp
7 Surprising Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has been used forever for its beautiful scent as well as for its healing properties. Like with most herbaceous plants, old wives’ tales have circulated for centuries, and though there often is a grain of truth in these tales, science is finally catching up. Surprisingly, lavender actually can be beneficial to your health in its essential oil form.
Brigantine Premium Fragrance Soy Candle for Men

Behind the Name - Brigantine Soy Candle and Soap Bar

Candles are often named after the fragrance notes used in the product. Some of our candles are aptly named in this manner. However, when deciding on the names for the new soy candles for men from our Mawuli Men’s Collection, we knew that in addition to capturing and symbolizing the fragrances, we also wanted names that conveyed  strength, an adventurous spirit, and a love of new experiences.
February 15, 2021 — Sandra Mapp
Caring for Your Scented Candle and Understanding Burn Times

Caring for Your Scented Candle and Understanding Burn Times

Properly caring for your scented candle is key to extending its life span. Trimming away the used portion of the wick prior to each use will extend the life of your candle.  Relighting the burnt part of the wick will result in a larger flame, which will melt the wax at a faster rate.  Trim the wick on pillar candles approximately 1/4 to 3/8; and 3/8 to 1/2 inch on container candles each time they are lit.
January 11, 2021 — Sandra Mapp