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Summer Berry Compote Recipe

Summer Berry Compote Summer is officially here and with it comes beach days, dinners alfresco (hello beeswax tapers) and fresh berries. When my berries start to get over ripe I put them in the freezer and one of my new found ways to use them up is by making a compote. Making compotes may sound overwhelming but they are simple, yummy and versatile! Traditionally used as a dessert, I typically use it on breakfast foods like chia seed pudding, overnight oats and pancakes.   This recipe from Minimalist Baker has been the one I (mostly) follow, though sometimes I cut out the oj when I don’t have any on-hand. And this one from Food52 is the perfect traditional recipe. Let...

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Fragrance Mists vs. Reed Diffusers - which are better?

Fragrance Mists vs Reed Diffusers As the season shifts into summer and the temperatures rise, candles may be the last thing you want to use. That’s where our Fragrance Mists and Reed Diffusers really come in handy.  I often get asked which is better, or which lasts longer. But honestly, they're really just two different types of products and it will vary on how you use them.   I often get asked which is better, or which lasts longer. But honestly, they're really just two different types of products and it will vary on how you use them.  Reed Diffusers Reed diffusers are great for subtle fragrance all the time. Flip the reeds when you want a burst of fragrance....

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2021 Give Back Recap

2021 Give Back Recap We’d like to start off the new year in gratitude by thanking all of our 1502 Candle Co. customers for their support. Without you, we wouldn’t be! We hope that our candles and other thoughtfully crafted products help you live life more mindfully, but our mission goes deeper than that. If you didn’t already know, all of your purchases support a handful of nonprofit organizations that we partner with through 1% for the Planet and in 2021 we were able to donate over $2,000 to nonprofit organizations. Keep reading for more information about some of them. Native Like Water As a part of our commitment to support indigenous-led grassroots movements and campaigns we donated to local...

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgement: Honoring the Kumeyaay

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement: Honoring the Kumeyaay With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, 1502 Candle Co. is encouraging our community to try to use the holiday as an opportunity to acknowledge the Native inhabitants where you live. In other words, learn more about the land you occupy and who it belonged to before it was colonized. For us, that means honoring the Kumeyaay. 1502 Candle Co. would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the  Kumeyaay people. With much gratitude, we honor the land itself and the Kumeyaay of present, past and future.   We’d also like to acknowledge the fight all across the US and North America for Indigenous land rights and the LANDBACK movement. We stand with...

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2021 Thoughtfully Made Holiday Gift Guide

Thoughtfully Made Holiday Gift Guide With the festive season not far away we’ve put together a 1502 Gift Guide to make your shopping a bit easier this year. From Stocking Stuffers to Gift Boxes browse our collection of local, eco-friendly, thoughtfully made gifts. Stocking Stuffers / gifts under $30 Best Sellers For the Bold Fragrance Lover For the floral fragrance lover  

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