How to Burn and Care for a Candle

To get the most out of every candle and to ensure that we all enjoy candles happily and safely, please read the safety information and care guidelines below before using a candle. 

  • Always keep the candle within your sight.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Before Lighting 

  • Use wick trimmers to trim the wood wick to 1/4" before lighting your candle to keep the wax clean and free from soot.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
  • Place the candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface. 
  • Keep the wax pool always clear of debris.

While Burning

  • Your first burn is supposed to last 2-3 hours to ensure the wax can melt evenly and has reached the edge of the vessel.
  • A longer burn will prevent "tunneling," where the flame burrows into the candle and creates a narrow, vertical tunnel. An uneven wax pool can drown the wick and cause problems lighting it. 
  • Avoid burning your candle for more than 4 hours at a time to preserve the longevity of the scent in the candle.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle.
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. 
  • Stop burning with 1/2" unmelted wax remains for safety measures. 

When Extinguishing

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from being blown or splashed.
  • Ensure the candle is completely out and the wick is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Luminose 4 piece candle care kit


Candle Care Kit