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    Solar Eclipse Glasses Recycling

    We are an official dropoff location for Astronomers Without Borders! We are assisting in recycling solar eclipse glasses. You can mail them to us or drop them off. Details on the program are here.    

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    Vegan Soap Clearance Priced!

    We sell ten different soaps in the shop. All from India, high quality, 100% vegan. And unfortunately, we’ve learned they are past the manufacturer’s “Sell By” date. But does soap really expire? We’ve used them, customers have used them, nobody is complaining. But we decided it’s time to clear the shelves, so we’ve cut the price in HALF for all soaps! Your cost is 75 cents to $3.50 (no additional discounts) on soaps that retail at other places for up to $10.00 a bar! See the below PDF for details. Soaps

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    New in Stock as of 12/2/2023

    Over $15,000 of our larger crystals and minerals have been dramatically reduced in price, some up to 90% off. We need the space on our shelves for new products, so this is your chance to pick up a super big holiday gift for someone. New product: 3-inch metal smudge cup. Copper colored tin. Use it for smudging or fill with rice or sand and burn resin in it! $12.00 Polished Black Agate altar tile (sun dial) with gold-printed Moon Phases and Quartz Crystal Sun Clock. $15.00 Metal Day of the Dead Skull incense burner (cones and sticks) $10.00 plus copal: cones, sticks, resin ($1 to $2) Frankincense & Myrrh (new…

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    Smoke Cleansing Ritual

    Smoke Cleansing Ritual Hello! We had requests from some of you on how to use the various smudges and resins that we have in the shop. Here is some information that will help you smudge your space! If you click on the title “Smoke Cleansing Ritual” you can download a PDF of this information. Smoke Cleansing Background Even the happiest spaces accumulate negative energy over time, so it makes sense to cleanse with smoke a few times a year; some even do this weekly! Remember to also cleanse your workspace periodically (preferably not during busy office hours) and use smoke cleansing to clear your own bodily energy or the energy of…

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    Summer Sale is On!

    Big. June. Sale. Our big summer sale started June 1st and goes until June 30th. EVERYTHING has a discount! — 20% off all non-sale items (excludes body jewelry) — Body Jewelry Sale. Buy 10 or more pieces at the same price point, 50% discount! — 50% off (all Crystals/Stone) Also remember we are closed May 31st to get ready for the sale.

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    Horsefeathers is Hiring

    Who are we? The Vaglienty family has owned Horsefeathers for nearly 40 years; we are a diverse retail business in downtown Waukegan. Originally established as a vintage goods and clothing store, we transitioned in the 90’s to become an “international bazaar”, selling products such as body jewelry, sage and smudges, crystals and stones, tapestries, incense, oils, pendants. We have a reputation as a high-touch customer service business with low prices and quality products; we are a busy, fast-paced environment. We operate a high-touch customer service model; nothing is self-serve. You will be answering customer questions and helping customers to find and select merchandise. “proactive engagement” is how we operate versus “passive assistance”. On average we…

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    Store Policies – Revised 04-2022

    Horsefeathers Store Policies Updated 12/19/2022 Updated December 2022: With the virus still with us, but with more people vaccinated, we’re changing our store polices to reflect all of that. All policies have been put in place for a reason; some will be happy about them, others not so happy, some won’t care, and we realize this. We’ve really put a lot of thought into these changes and feel they are for the best, especially when it comes to health and safety. Some may change in the future, but for now, these are our store policies. If you want a reply to your comments or questions it’s best to email us…

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    Here we are, day 961 of the novel coronavirus mayhem. We’re still selling oils … but how, you may ask, if one cannot remove their mask to smell them! Well, we’ve created scent profiles, which give you a great sense of what each smells like. Oil Scent Profiles

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    All those flags! For Pride we have 18 flags representing various aspects of the LGBTQIA+ community. We posted explanations and background on every flag plus an additional 16 pages of details. The attached PDF will give you all of that information. We hope this helps to bring to light a more complete view of what it means to be part of the Queer Community! We still have work to do on the flags, but once done, they are a permanent part of the front of our store! Details on Horsefeathers Pride Flags