Who we are and what we do.
Forage is a small, family run, artisan candle studio in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Appalachia. The uniquely formulated candles hand-poured by Forage out of their rural studio are a nod to the 19th century wildcrafters and apothecaries that were once a mainstay of Appalachian life.
Created out of a shared joy for quiet moments, the flicker of a candle and a crazy love for spending time together. Forage celebrates good design, home, family and the beautiful stories a scent can tell.
Infused with herbs, roots, resins, and wildflowers, hand-picked from the surrounding mountainsides, each candle is an aromatic journey to a far off place, a way to melt away cares and gently set aside the burdens of the day. Simple and modern with a hint of vintage charm, they are designed to complement every style of home from contemporary urban to rustic bohemian.
Founded by married couple Lisa, former Biology and Chemistry teacher, and Chad, a utility lineman, Forage combines the latest scientific research with the everyday magic that embodies Southern Appalachia. Scents are inspired by two things the couple loves most -- the great outdoors and BOOKS!
Ingredients are plant based; non-GMO, certified vegan and cruelty-free. Containers are environmentally friendly, reusable, and recyclable. No artificial colors or synthetic fragrances are used. Wicks are lead-free and 100% cotton.
Forage embodies the meditative approach of the small batch process. Production is kept small and simple — candles are poured in batches of 6 or 12. Each candle, from beginning to end, is created with the utmost care and precision.
Known for their soothing botanical fragrances and minimal, vintage inspired aesthetic, these highly coveted candles can be found sitting on coffee tables, nightstands, and mantles all over the world.