How to Clean Your Candle Container

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at 1502 Candle Co. is how to clean out your candle. We take special care to use vessels that are as aesthetically pleasing as our fragrances are delightful (like our apothecary jars), so we’re happy to answer this one! 

June 12, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

How To Use Essential Oils Throughout the Home

Essential oils may be great for aromatherapy, but can they really be used to help clean your home? In fact, lemon, tea tree, rosemary, lavender, and peppermint essential oils are all naturally antibacterial, whereas many more, like orange, pine, and eucalyptus, are often major ingredients in less-natural cleaning products.

May 06, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

This Month’s Fragrance Story: Cannabis Flower & Earth

At 1502 Candle Co., we think every day should be Earth Day. But April 22 offers a special opportunity for us to celebrate the planet and think about ways we can make the world a healthier, greener space to live in. We take great care to create products in a way that is environmentally friendly, like using sustainable fabrication techniques and offering a recycle and refill program. Plus, we love creating products inspired by luscious smells that can only be found in nature. Last month, we re-released our limited edition Cannabis Flower & Earth candle. Read on to hear more about our inspiration for this customer favorite… 

April 17, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

1502 Candle Co. Has Joined 1% for the Planet

At 1502 Candle Co., celebrating and protecting the environment have always been at the forefront of what we stand for. Our fragrances are inspired by nature and our products are created in a way that is environmentally responsible and sustainable. Now, we are excited to announce that we have expanded our initiative by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet®.

March 18, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

This Month’s Fragrance Story: Valentine’s Day Edition

Love is in the air and whether you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day enthusiastically or begrudgingly, it’s coming up quick. Candles and romance naturally go hand-in-hand. So read on to see how 1502 Candle Co. has got you covered.

February 11, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

This Month’s Fragrance Story: Blue Spruce & Ember

Happy New Year! With the fresh start of 2019, we’re excited to announce the introduction of a new type of article to our site: Fragrance Stories. Now close your eyes, and picture yourself padding softly along a quiet forest path cushioned by pine needles…

January 16, 2019 — Designer Collaborator

Five Reasons Candles Make the Best Gifts

It’s that time of year again! At 1502 Candle Co., we know we’re not the only ones scratching our heads over what to get those last few people on our shopping list. (And we totally get it if you haven’t even started – that’s why we’re here to help.) Call us biased, but we really do think that candles make the perfect holiday gift. Read on for why our travel tins and apothecary jar candles remain such simple, foolproof, and popular presents.

December 15, 2018 — Designer Collaborator

Understanding Fragrance Notes: Top, Middle and Base

Most of us know what types of fragrances we like. Maybe you’re drawn more often to a light floral, which brings to mind dew-soaked petals, or maybe you find those scents too sweet and prefer warm musk, like vanilla. But did you know there’s a whole science behind creating a robust, well-balanced fragrance?

November 07, 2018 — Emily Tongg
6 Ways Candles Make Your Living Room Only Better

6 Ways Candles Make Your Living Room Only Better

Many of us are now familiar with the Scandinavian concept of “hygge,” which describes a mood of coziness and comfort, wellness and contentment. At 1502 Candle Co., all of our products are designed to promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Our candles, especially, naturally embody coziness in its purest form. But as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, let’s take some time to explore additional ways that candles can enhance your living space.

November 05, 2018 — Designer Collaborator
How to Make a Candle Burn Evenly

How to Make a Candle Burn Evenly

One of the most frustrating things about having a fragrant new candle is realizing it’s burning unevenly. This not only detracts from the aesthetics, but can also dramatically shorten how long it lasts. At 1502 Candle Co., we take care to provide simple tips on burning candles evenly that help you get the most out of our products

September 04, 2018 — Designer Collaborator
Fragrance Oils vs. Essential Oils

Fragrance Oils vs. Essential Oils

Many of our customers ask: what is the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils? At 1502 Candle Co., we use exceptional fragrance and essential oil blends to create our soy wax candles and refresh fragrance mists. In the simplest terms, this allows us to create a line of home fragrances that are unique, affordable and highly fragrant.

August 07, 2018 — Designer Collaborator
How Soy Wax Is Made

How Soy Wax Is Made

Michael Richards, a candle maker, discovered soy wax in 1991. Michael was looking for an inexpensive alternative to beeswax. As he experimented with different types of vegetable products, he eventually discovered a relatively cheap way to create wax from soybean oil. His invention paved the way for a new kind of candle, which burned cleaner than paraffin and was less costly to produce than many alternatives.

July 09, 2018 — Designer Collaborator