About Us

Porten’s on 15th is an independent small business. We make hand poured, small batch candles in our home studio using 100% natural soy wax made right here in the Midwest, and phthalate-free premium fragrance oils.
Our story began a few years ago pouring candles as a hobby. We quickly became passionate with the art of candle making. Friends and family became our “testers” and they too, fell in love with our clean, slow-burning candles. We established our small online business in September 2020, and in 2021, our candles debuted in three local Speedway storefronts. It was a whirlwind to say the least. In May 2021, WTHR - TV came to our home to film a segment about our Speedway, Indiana small business featuring our Race Day candle.
We love how burning a candle instantly elevates the ambiance of any occasion. A candle fragrance can also evoke great memories from your childhood, holidays, vacations, or that record store you spent hours browsing in. Our collection includes classic fragrances, and special interest scents. Many of our scents are custom blended fragrances.
Our Porten’s on 15th logo design is inspired by our 1926 craftsman-style home located in historic Old Town Speedway, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We are deeply rooted to our home that has been in our family for 40+ years, and our great town of Speedway, Indiana.
Thank you for visiting our website. Light a candle, turn on some music, and enjoy!
Joe and Michele Porten


"Light a candle, turn up the music, and smile!"