Finally, a candle you don't have to throw away!
Unique hand-picked vessels designed to be refilled to enjoy time and again, or re-purposed as home decor.
Join us in minimizing waste!
NEW INVENTORY POSTED ALMOST DAILY
We have loads of new merchandise we are so excited to find good homes for!
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We thank you for supporting small businesses, up-cycling, and local makers!
WHO WE ARE
Old Flame Candle Co. takes hand-picked, uniquely vintage vessels and turns them into chic candles for the design-savvy buyer.
It's our mission to sell only the loveliest vintage vessels we would place in our own homespace. From petite candles to giant statement candles, we work with dealers and pickers across the globe to offer you a totally unique shopping experience.
Our merchandise is constantly updated with one-of-a-kind pieces so be sure to follow us on Instagram to see all of our latest treasures as they come in.
Though we pour our candles here in our Texas studio, we gladly ship anywhere, using all RECYCLED boxes.
Buying for a friend? How kind of you! We offer hand-written gift notes on foiled, Old Flame stationary upon request (during checkout).
HELPFUL BURN FACTS
THE FIRST BURN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
Candles have a "memory" and you should allow enough time (2-3 hours) to let the wax melt away from the center, and toward the edge of the vessel. This helps the candle burn properly the rest of its wax life and helps prevent "tunneling".
*If the candle won't stay lit because it's drowning in wax, you can use a paper towel to soak up excessive wax, allowing the candle to breathe.
TRIM YOUR WICK BEFORE EVERY RELIGHT.
Make sure to keep your wick trimmed to about 1/8" for optimal results. You may break off any charred black bits from the top of your candle with your finger or even nail clippers. Try not to leave candle burning over 4 hours.
SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
REPURPOSING YOUR VESSEL
Cleaning your vessel with our soft, all-natural apricot/coconut wax is so easy. Our goal is for you to upcycle/repurpose your vessel as home decor after use.
We understand that mass-produced candles serve a purpose but will likely get thrown out after a single use. And often, though some more expensive candles can smell lovely, the vessels they come in are blasé (or even unsightly). Some of us even place the containers inside another vessel to become more presentable.
Our vessels are uniquely vintage and hand-selected by designers. Click the video above to learn how easy it is to simply wipe clean and reuse your vessel to your choosing.
ABOUT OUR WAX & WICKS
Our toxic-free wax and wooden wicks are better for you, your children, and your pets to breathe. This luxurious, soft and smooth wax is an unscented vegan blend of apricot and coconut wax. It is also gluten-free, toxin-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and comes from renewable sources. Our wooden wicks are completely chemical free, also from renewable resources.
We also realize some people are sensitive to fragrance, and we offer fragrance-free wax (without scented oil) with any wax refill subscription.
Please note that due to the unique nature of each vessel and the material it's made of, a thin layer of wax may form on the vessel wall. It is very easy to simply wipe clean.
OUR SCENT PROFILES
Old Flame Candle Co offers several unique signature scents and 3 revolving seasonal scents. Though we carefully assign fragrance to each candle we pour, this scent list is especially helpful for those taking advantage of our wax refill subscription.
Here is a list of our current scent profiles:
Woodsy Fig | Ginger Macaron + Amber | Heirloom Tomato | Grapefruit Tea + Vetiver | Tea, Tobacco + Tonka Bean | Cilantro + Coconut Rind | Cashmere + Bergamot
Seasonal Spring Scents: Bergamot + Forrest Floor | Lavender + Vetiver | Violet Root + Sandalwood
OUR OLD FLAME STORY
From picking to pouring to packing, you can find our Old Flame Story in this short video. We know the candle market is huge and we thank you for helping us provide a second chance at life for these otherwise “have been” beauties. We appreciate your support and are grateful that you recognize the uniqueness and value in what we do.
Gift Note Stationary
Shipping a git to a friend or family member? How sweet of you! Upon checkout, feel free to leave a personal note in the "gift message" section and we will hand-write it on our foil-embossed stationary. The perfect compliment to your Old Flame candle.
The perfect present
An Old Flame candle makes the perfect gift for any occasion including wedding showers, birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, and housewarming! Don't know what to pick? We've got you covered - we offer convenient e-gift cards!