Frequently Asked Questions

Orders & Payments

What type of credit cards does Archipelago accept?
Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Is my credit information secure online?
Yes, we use SSL encryption to ensure that the information is safe from anyone trying to intercept it. For more security information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
Orders shipping into the states of AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA will incur an appropriate charge for any applicable sales or use tax.
How many reward points can I redeem on an order?
Redemption amounts depend on the order subtotal. Please refer to the below chart.
  • Less than $50 - 50 points
  • Greater than $50 - 60 points
  • Greater than $75 - 100 points
  • Greater than $100 - 150 points
  • Greater than $150 - 250 points
  • Greater than $200 - 350 points
What is the option to pay in installments on Shop Pay?
When checking out with Shop Pay, you now have the option to pay now or later. Paying in installments on Shop Pay allows you to split your purchase amount into 4 equal, biweekly installment payments—with 0% APR, no hidden or late fees, and checking eligibility has no impact on credit score. In some instances, your first payment is due when you make your purchase; otherwise, your first payment is due 2 weeks after your purchase. Rates from 0% APR or 10-36% APR. Payment options through Shop Pay Installments are subject to an eligibility check and are provided by these lending partners: Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. State notices to consumers
Which payment methods are accepted if I use the option to pay in installments on Shop Pay?
The installments option on Shop Pay is available on debit and credit cards.
Are there late fees?
No, there are no late fees if you miss a scheduled payment.
What if I make a return on a purchase made through installments with Shop Pay?
If we process a refund, the refunded amount will be returned to your original payment method within 3-10 business days, and your balance will be updated. If you refund is less than your total purchase balance, it might not lower your next payment. Instead, you can expect fewer payments, a smaller final payment, or both. If your refund is more than your purchase balance, the difference will be returned to your original payment method within 3-10 business days. For questions about installment payments on Shop Pay, visit For questions about Shop Pay or the Shop App, visit
How do I cancel my order?
To cancel your order, please contact Customer Service Monday-Friday or email us at before 11 a.m. on the business day following the day your order was placed. Assuming your order has not yet shipped, we will cancel the order for you. Due to our desire to promptly ship our customer orders, we cannot guarantee we cancel the shipment. If you would like to cancel an order after it has shipped, please refer to our Return Policy below.


Do you ship outside of the US?
At this time, only ships to the United States. To learn more, visit our Shipping page.
What is my tracking number?
Go to "My Account" and click on "Order History"; once an order has shipped, its status will change from Processing to Complete - you can click on TRACK SHIPMENT to retrieve your tracking number or link directly to the Fedex site to track the status of the order. You will also receive your Fedex tracking number via email the day following business day after the order was shipped. If you do not receive a shipping confirmation with tracking number, please check your junk mail folder and email/call customer service at


How does it work?
Subscribe and save on any Archipelago bath, body, and home cleaning product and save 15% on your order as well as complimentary shipping on orders of $70 or more. If your cart total is under $70, you may enjoy a discounted shipping cost of $5. Shipping offers are valid only within the contiguous US. Simply choose your subscription frequency on the product page and add it to your cart. Your discount will apply automatically. You may pause, cancel, or change frequency at any time.
Can I subscribe and save on my favorite home fragrances?
At the moment, subscriptions are only offered for our bath, body, and home cleaning products, but we hope to offer subscribe and save on our home fragrances in the near future. Stay subscribed to our emails to be the first to know.
How do I manage my subscription?
Sign in to your Archipelago account on our website and scroll down under My Orders to find My Subscriptions. There you will find options to Cancel, Manage Frequency, or Skip Delivery, as well as your order history. If you have additional questions please email
Can I earn points on subscription purchases?
Yes! Archipelago Rewards members will earn 1 point per $1 spent on every purchase. Joining our rewards program is free, learn more here. You will also earn 100 points after placing your third subscription order. Keep in mind, reward points may not be applied towards Subscription orders at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Returns & Exchanges

Can I return my Archipelago Botanicals purchase?

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, feel free to return the item(s) for an exchange or a refund of the purchase price within 30 days of receiving the shipment. Once we have received the returned product, please allow 10-14 business days to process the transaction. You will not be charged additional shipping fees on exchanges. For items purchased from a retail venue other than, please contact the store-of-purchase for their return policy. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Please package the products (in original Archipelago packaging, if possible) along with a copy of the original invoice. Please use the RETURN PORTAL to begin the return process. Archipelago cannot guarantee credit for your return without confirmation of delivery to us. Please contact us at RETURNS@SHOPARCHIPELAGO.COM with any further questions. 

Archipelago reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine if returned merchandise is unused and in its original condition. Returns that do not meet our policy will not be accepted.


Please note, shipping and handling costs are non-refundable. 

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since you received your shipment, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

What if I have not received my refund?

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again, then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at


What if my item is damaged?

When your order arrives, please inspect the carton for any damage that may have occurred during shipment. It is normal for the shipping carton to show some wear, however, if damage occurred to the item(s) in your shipment, please contact us. Please provide the order number along with your email address and phone number for fastest service. To ensure prompt resolution, please retain the shipping box, packing materials and the damaged items for inspection by the carrier.

What if my item is Final Sale?
Items that are marked Final Sale may not be returned for a refund. If the product appears to be damaged, then the item may be exchanged for equal value. Please email us at if your item is damaged.

Can Gift Cards Be Returned?

Unfortunately, Gift cards are final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.

Product Care & Information

Candle Safety
  • Never leave a lit candle burning unattended.
  • Keep burning candles away from children, pets and anything that can catch fire.
  • To avoid a hazard and to prevent the glass from breaking, always discontinue use and discard your candle when ½” wax remains. Always use a candle holder or plate specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
  • Never burn a candle for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time
  • Never move or handle a burning candle. The wax and the container get hot when in use. Extinguish and allow to fully cool after or in between use.
  • Place the candle and candle holder on a stable, flat surface.
  • Trim wicks to ¼” or less before each use. Extinguish immediately, allow to cool, and trim wick further if black smoke appears.
  • Do not burn candles where there is a draft, as it may cause sooting (and uneven burning).
  • Burn candles in well-ventilated rooms.
  • Never burn a candle when the wick is not in the center of the candle wax.
  • Keep the melt pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • For more information on candle safety, visit the National Candle Association at:
Candle Enjoyment
  • Always try to burn your candles for about 2 hours at a time. This allows a nice, warm wax pool to develop that fully releases the fragrance. It sounds counter intuitive, but it also acts to lengthen the life of the candle; repeated lighting and then extinguishing before a large melt pool develops can cause the wick to "tunnel" down into the wax, starving the wick of oxygen and causing it to self-extinguish or under perform!
  • If you’re burning a nice candle, you’re going to see a mushroom-like ball form from time to time on the top of the wick. When that happens, don’t become alarmed – just trim it off as part of the normal trimming process (or carefully pinch it off using a tissue). That mushroom-like shape is made up of the remnants of the complex blends of fragrance oils and/or essential oils that are being gently drawn up through the wick to scent the room.
  • The more concentrated the oils are that are used to make the candle, the more this occurs. So it's a good thing, not a bad thing. And then, some fragrance oils – like natural Patchouli, Sandalwood or Oud – that tend to be a little thicker and heavier than, say a citrus essential oil, tend to leave a little more of those carbon deposits behind than the others.
  • Look for fragrances that suit you, the room and the time of day. Some fragrances and essential oils can easily overpower a small room, while others are much more subtle. Citrus and floral fragrances are good for open, airy, and large rooms, and typically take less candles to create the desired fragrance level. Wood notes and resins are amazing, but often require more than one candle to be burning at a time. Meditative scents are good for quiet or personal spaces. Gourmand scents naturally lend themselves to dinner parties. Experiment with home fragrance, and pick scents that fit your lifestyle and personality.
  • Always light your candles a full two hours before your guests arrive. The goal of home fragrance is to create an unmistakable ambiance that subtly, if not subconsciously envelops and welcomes your guests the moment that they enter into your space.
  • Watch for allergies or sensitivity, and switch up your fragrance selection if it becomes a problem. It doesn’t happen often, but even natural and essential oils can become problematic for people who have certain allergies. And if you do have allergies, try to stay away from cheap, synthetic fragrances of all kinds – including those that are used in some candle products on the market.
  • Mix and match your scents, search for complex fragrance blends that you like, and increase or decrease the number of candles in the room to satisfy your preference and personality. Like the colors of your walls or the furniture you choose, use home fragrance as a personal expression of discerning style.
Diffuser Safety
  • Keep your diffusers away from children and pets.
  • Do not ingest fragrance oil. Contact your physician or poison control immediately if accidental ingestion occurs.
  • Place diffusers on a stable, flat surface – in an area where it will not get knocked over or disturbed Never place a diffuser directly on a finished surface or allow the fragrance oil to come in contact with a finished surface; the diffuser oils can and will cause permanent damage to many furnished surfaces, fabrics or materials. Use a plate, a coaster and extreme care.
  • Never light the ends of diffuser reeds
  • Keep diffusers away from open flames and heat
Diffuser Enjoyment
  • Place your diffusers out in the room a day or more before your guests arrive. The complex fragrance oils and/or essential oils saturate the reeds or delivery system, and deliver continuous fragrance to the room.
  • If you are the type that likes more fragrance in the room, discreetly place more than one diffuser in the room, or CAREFULLY remove and reverse the direction of the reeds. However, be careful – if you drip or fling that oil onto a finished surface, it could cause damage; best to do that (carefully) over a sink or some other place away from the table or piano.
  • Look for fragrances that suit you, the room and the time of day. Some fragrances and essential oils can easily overpower a small room, while others are much more subtle. Citrus and floral fragrances are good for open, airy and large rooms, and typically take less reeds to create the desired effect; so don’t be afraid to remove a reed or two if you find that to be the case. Wood notes and resins on the other hand are amazing, but often require more reeds or diffusers dispersed through the room to create the ambiance that you are looking for.
  • Refill and replenish the fragrance oil levels when the bottle becomes half empty. Replace reed sticks every six months.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match fragrances to match your personal style.
  • Use a fragrance diffusers on a side table or in a book shelf to give height near photo frames, books and other items. Like a flower vase, the varying heights can add interest to the space.
  • Unlike a candle, look for areas where subtle drafts can carry the fragrance and waft it across the room. A ceiling fan or an open window often provide the perfect opportunities to propel the fragrance to the far corners of the room.
  • Use fragrance diffusers when it just isn’t practical to have an open flame.