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Compostable versus Biodegradable Packaging

Compostable versus Biodegradable Packaging Originally posted our shipping supplies supplier -  Eco Enclose Here are some questions we often get. Do you have biodegradable packaging? Is your packaging compostable? Is it certified? What does “biodegradable” even mean? What is the difference between biodegradable packaging and compostable packaging? Do you carry bio plastic packaging? Is bio-plastic packaging compostable? Believe it or not, some of these are complex, tricky questions! We’re going to tackle them in three parts. What is the difference between “biodegradable packaging" versus packaging that is “compostable” or “degradable”? What does this all mean when it comes to “organic” items, or items that are derived from plants or animals - such as paper and corrugated-based packaging?  What does this...

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Apple & Olive Oil Cake Recipe

APPLE AND OLIVE OIL CAKE RECIPE I’m not usually a sweets person, but that’s why I love this cake, it’s super moist and just the right amount of sweetness. It’s also very versatile - in the past, I’ve substituted blackberries for the apples, and I’ve also left out the fruit entirely and just added more lemon juice. This recipe comes from the cookbook Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordichai. Filled with beautifully styled photos and a variety of recipes we’ve definitely put this book to use in our home. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new cookbook for their collection. image from Sundance Blog RECIPE Yield: Makes 1 10-inch cakeUsing a good-quality olive oil makes a difference...

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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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