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candle care

tips to make your candle last

Create a Longer-Lasting Candle with Good Care

The following are simple tips to help your candle burn more cleanly and evenly, making them last longer.

Safety First

There are a few candle safety tips that need to be followed every time you burn a candle:

  •  Burn candles for no more than four hours at a time. Doing so can cause the wick to enlarge and become too hot.
  • Only burn your candle on a heat-safe surface, away from drafts, other heat sources, and away from flammable materials and aerosols.
  • Make sure your candle is out of the reach of children and pets and is in a location where it cannot be knocked over or into.
  • Never leave your candle burning unattended or while you are asleep, even for a short period of time.
  • Discontinue use of your candle when 1/2″ of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This prevents possible heat damage of the surface or the candle vessel.
  • Only burn candles in a room with adequate ventilation.
  • To avoid accidents, never move your candle while the wax is in liquid form.

Burn Evenly

Burning your candle evenly will maximize the life of your candle:

  •  The first time you burn your candle, burn the candle long enough to allow the wax to fully melt all the way to the edge of the glass vessel. This helps avoid a small liquid wax pool that will “tunnel” and burn down, wasting wax and shortening candle use time.
  • Rotate your candle half a turn every 30 minutes or so to allow your candle to burn smoothly, as not all surfaces are flat and there could be air movement that will keep it from burning evenly.
  • If burning multiple candles, set them at least three inches away from each other to avoid creating drafts and uneven burning.

Keep the wick short

Clean burning candles last longer:

  • Trim your wick to 1/4″ before lighting.
  • Long wicks burn too hot, creating a flame that is too large and causing a sooty flame that coats the inside of your vessel.
  • Trim your wick when the candle and wax is fully cooled so bits of the wick don’t contaminate the wax.

Extinguish the flame gently.

Maintain the integrity of your wick and reduce hazards:

  • Extinguish your burning wick quickly and gently.
  • Blowing out the flame can splash hot wax. Instead, use a candle snuffer, or a long toothpick, matchstick handle, or other safe device to quickly dip the flame down into the melted wax.
  • It is not recommended to put the lid on your candle to snuff out the flame.
  • Never use water to extinguish your candle.

It is our hope your new Memory Flame candle brings you comfort as you honor and remember your loved one.

Please seek professional mental health assistance immediately if you are feeling overwhelmed by your grief, are unable to complete daily activities, or are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm.

We understand all too well that contrary to popular belief, the passage of time does not guarantee healing. While time can help, putting forth effort and energy into the grieving process is truly necessary to move forward. Our Memory Flame candles are in no way a replacement for support or help through the grieving process, and only serve as a symbol to bring you comfort and hope.