• We've launched better shipping options

    We've launched better shipping options

    One of our core beliefs here at Pomeroy 142 is that it's possible to provide quality candles that benefit you and have low environmental impact at prices that make sense.

    We strive to be as minimally invasive as possible to our environment. We make that happen through the best possible ingredients that have the lowest impact on the environment, packaging that is either made from recycled materials or can be recycled (and you'll never find plastic in your order!), and carbon offsets. On top of that, everything we source is from manufacturers here in the United States.

    Running a business by these principles means it's often tricky to keep costs low. Over the past year, we've changed packaging and vessels to align better with our goals and your budgets, and a major highlight was being able to launch more affordable options for everyone. But one thing has been nagging at us: Our shipping prices were still more than we felt was ideal for you, our customer.

    So today, we're happy to announce that we've launched new flat-rate shipping options that you'll see in checkout. These rates range from $6 to $9 depending on how many items you purchase.

    It comes down to this - regardless of how many items you purchase, you won't pay more than $9 for shipping. 

    Shipping carriers change their pricing regularly, so we can't say this will be the case forever, but right now you'll save more than ever before.

    I am a firm believer that honest feedback is important to the success of a business, so please feel free to email me directly if you have questions or comments about any of our practices. 



    Megan Dorcey

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  • How to style a round coffee table

    How to style a round coffee table

    If you are bold enough to forego the basic square coffee table for round, kudos! It takes a confident person to think outside the design box. But you might wondering, how the heck do I style this thing? 

    Fear not, the round coffee table is actually just as versatile (if not more!) when it comes to styling. Now, you might have a very specific decor style in your home - maybe farmhouse is your thing or high glam. Whatever your style, there are a few things to keep in mind when adding that extra layer of decor to your space.

    First off, there are no "rules" to how you style your table. That's right, if you take a look at any home decor and design magazines or books, some of the most appealing spaces have unexpected styling. The point is, this area of your home is meant to spark conversation, aide in relaxation, and bring you joy. You might be having some mid-winter blues and need a pop of color. How about a bowl of citrus, a candle, and a vase of bright buds? 

    Next up, remember that this space is supposed to be flexible. Don't get too caught up in finding the "perfect" accessories for your coffee table, you'll be happier if you try a few things and exchange or move around accessories each season (or weekend, if you're like me!). I recommend using little personal touches like a souvenir from your honeymoon or girls trip that brings back memories. The books you are reading at the moment are both useful and stylish, use them to create height.

    Finally, a round coffee table is bold and interesting, so don't focus on making things appear neat. Sometimes, the scattered appearance of objects looks the best with this shape. Now, I understand the desire to have everything in its place, so if that sounds like you, find a cute tray and style within that space. The whole point of this exercise is to help you find what brings you joy in your styling, so if organized style brings you joy - go for it!

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    Pomeroy 142 candles in Amber Oak & Lavender

    Round coffee table

    Gold bowl

    Clear quartz crystal



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  • The best scents for your home

    The best scents for your home

    Scent is one of the most important things to consider when you welcome guests into your home. Think about it, certain scents can bring back memories from decades ago. I still think of roll-on glitter from the Claire's jewelry store when I smell specific kinds of vanilla scents. It was my favorite accessory as a 10 year-old banned from wearing real makeup. Scent and memory are more closely tied than maybe any of our other senses.

    That's why it's so important to make a great first (or third) impression when someone enters your home. The scent they pick up will be associated with their experience and with you personally.

    With so many scents to choose from, there's a lot of room for error. I've listed a few key scents and what emotions they commonly evoke. You should always find scents that you enjoy, but do take consideration into what others might be geared toward as well.


    This scent is commonly found in candles and reed diffusers because of its tendency to be both universal and warm. When you blend with other lighter notes, cedar can be calming and be reminiscent of times spent in the woods, camping, and nature in general. Humans are wired to calm down and relax when among nature, so this could be a great scent to set a warm and inviting mood in your home. Does this sound like your kind of scent? Try our Amber Oak candle which has notes of cedar, bergamot, and lavender. The perfect blend of musk and floral scents.

    lavender eucalyptus oil scent

    Lavender & Eucalyptus

    If you've ever stepped foot in a spa, you'll have been met with these two scents at the front door. I love using lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint in bathrooms and guest spaces. Our Lavender candle isn't your basic lavender - it also has notes of vanilla, lemon, and bergamot. 


    Is there anything more energizing than fresh squeezed orange or slices of lemon? For me, citrus brings back memories of summer and long days spent in the sun. I love to burn a citrus candle in my entryway during the summer months. It's not too heavy or cozy, and adds an element of whimsy. Our Marmalade has notes of orange peel, cloves, and apples. It's a great balance of sweet and earthy. I highly recommend this in the spring and summer months.

     What are some of your favorite scents to welcome guests into your home? We'd love to know in the comments!


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  • The best essential oils for cleaning

    The best essential oils for cleaning

    When I set out to bring more frugal home keeping practices into my life, little did I know how intimate I'd become with knowledge of all things essential oils. I started creating my own cleaning formulas and detergents and began to wonder... were their certain essential oils that were better for cleaning? The answer, I soon learned, was definitely.

    Below, I've listed my favorite essential oils for cleaning your home, why it works, and how you can find it. 

    1. Peppermint

    It seems like every time I type a new natural alternative question into Google, I find out that Peppermint is the go-to. Did you know you could use peppermint to repel mice? I hate the idea of bating mice just to bring them to their untimely death; however, I don't care for the little things inside my home either. I was looking for something that would keep them at bay with minimal risk to my pets and the environment. You can take peppermint essential oil-soaked cotton balls or small rags and place them where you think mice are entering your home. Change them out every couple of weeks. 

    You can buy it here on Amazon Prime.

    2. Tea tree oil

    File this one away as the oil of all oils. Tea tree oil isn't just great for disinfecting your home, but has general antibacterial properties that can help with cuts, sores, and bug bites. Once you dilute the oil with water (1tsp for every cup of water) in a spray bottle you can use it in the bathroom to clean sinks and toilets, in showers to keep mold at bay, and kitchen counters that see a lot of food prep. 

    You can buy it here on Amazon Prime.

    3. Lemon

    This is a scent that I just can't quit. There's something so refreshing about citrus, isn't there? I love to use lemon essential oils when making my own detergents (laundry and dish) as it naturally cuts grease. It's a great one to add to homemade hand soap due to its natural antiviral qualities. 

    You can buy it here on Amazon Prime.

    4. Thyme

    Not a fan of the strong tea tree oil scent? Thyme works the same way and has a more earthy scent. 

    You can buy it here on Amazon Prime.


    How much to use?

    You'll want to make sure that you use at least 20 drops of oil per 2 cups of water in order for the cleaning properties to shine through. If you're not a fan of one of the above oils' scent, you can add other scents on top of the 20 drops to balance things out. 

    Just starting your natural, homemade, or zero-waste cleaning routine? Check out my post on what products you'll want to get your hands on first. I also share a few DIY recipes for cleaners and sprays.



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