Caroline first started making candles in 2012 by double-boiling wax and using repurposed jars and bottles as candle vessels. After giving the home-crafted candles as gifts, friends and family wanted more. Since then, 1502 has evolved and grown (in more ways then Caroline imagined!) but environmental responsibility is still one of our core values.

The desire to live a more intentional life inspires us to work and create more intentionally, responsibly and sustainably - and, we hope, to inspire others to live more intentionally and sustainably.

We favor materials that are recycled, recyclable, biodegradable and made in the US. Our fragrances are blends of high-quality, phthalate-free essential and fragrance oils. We take inspiration from nature, past memories, and creating new ones.

We're passionate about environmental and social justice. In 2019, we joined 1% for the Planet and have since pledged to give back at least 1% of our sales. Since then we've donated to organizations like Communities for a Better Environment, Feeding San Diego®, Indigenous Environmental Network and  Native Like Water.

When Caroline's not in the studio pouring candles or mixing new smells, she's at home cuddling with her handsome partner, Jonathan, their daughter and their canine or roaming somewhere in the mountains and deserts of southern California.

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. I hope you enjoy the good smells <3

1502's roots, candles in recycled glass.