The candle is infused with good energy from the chain of goodwill and helping hands, from everyone who has donated candle stubs, collected, carried and coordinated, through us during manufacture and all the way to you as a buyer and user of the candles.
All candles are unique because the whole process is handcrafted from start to finish. Equally special are all of you: candle collectors, candle donors, candle couriers and candle buyers. Thank you for wanting to work for a better environment, sustainability and for supporting children with cancer.
THE CHARM OF A LIVING FLAME
The charm and joy of a candle is that it is ‘alive’. Like everything else alive, a candle needs love and care to burn beautifully and safely. Therefore, it is important where and how you place your candles, that you trim the wick and let pillar candles burn for a longer time. Then you will enjoy the candle until it goes out by itself and you can put the leftovers in the candle recycling.
It is safest to only use candle holders and stands made of fireproof materials such as metal, glass and ceramic. Avoid placing the candle in a draft, whether from a window, a door or from people moving. The signs of a draft in a room could be a flickering flame, running wax or a shorter burning time. Place candles at least 7cm apart so they do not affect each other.
Cut the wick regularly leaving about 1 cm so the flame does not get too high or smokey. Keep pillar candles alight for at least an hour each time to avoid a pit forming in the middle. When the candle is finished, recycle the leftovers and it will live again as part of another candle.
FACTS ABOUT MERALEVA CANDLE
- completely handmade
- 100% recycled stearin
- no added scent
- colour is added in most candles
- the wick consists of braided cotton
- burns with a high and clear flame
- all donated material is sorted and reused
We wish you many cosy moments with your Meraleva candles.
'Mera' is a Swedish word which means 'more'. 'Leva' means 'to live'. The word 'meraleva' (more life) is not correct Swedish but was invented by my son Carl-Johan.