About our Founder
Renee is a health conscious, fragrance obsessed, candle-maker who founded Old Field Apothecary in 2020. Looking to utilize her creativity during the pandemic quarantine, Renee began diving deeper into her love of aromatherapy. Armed with a kit from a local craft store, she began making candles as gifts for friends and family and soon became deeply immersed in aromatherapy and candle-making. Her goal has been to create beautiful, clean, naturally scented candles and home accessories. Renee maintains that the most important aspect of her product lines will always be quality, and she will remain focused on her customers' appreciation of quality ingredients.
Renee and her family reside in New York. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at SUNY Oneonta and achieved her Nursing degree at Syracuse University. She is a registered nurse, an internationally board-certified lactation consultant, and a two-time cancer survivor. Her commitment to quality ingredients and the incorporation of natural, handmade products with ingredients sourced sustainably, directly from the Earth have resulted in environmentally responsible, health conscious and natural products that promote mental and physical wellness.
We are Old Field Apothecary. Our mission is simple: to create hand poured, small batch candles, wax melts and home accessories with captivating scents, beautiful minimalist design, and the best ingredients. Essentially, we strive to create candles and accessories that showcase everything we love about luxury natural products, while offering them at accessible prices. Our collection of scents is inspired by nature, moments and memories. We hope you find peace, love, and purpose with every burn.
All products are made from a luxurious vegan wax blend made of natural coconut and apricot. Coconut and apricot waxes are gluten free, toxin free, paraben free, phthalate free, and come from renewable sources. The entire blend utilizes only FDA approved waxes.
All candles have a crackling wooden wick that is eco-friendly, clean burning, and made from wood that was harvested sustainably.
Each of our candles is wicked, poured, and labeled by hand by our creator and founder Renee.