Candle Care

Candle Care

Join us as we spill the tea (or wax) on the art of candle care. 

Trim, Trim, Trim!

Imagine this: You've just brought home a brand-new LUME candle, the scent is wafting through the room, and you're ready to set the ambiance ablaze. But wait! Before you strike that match, let's talk about wick maintenance. Trim that wick, darling! A quarter of an inch is the magic number. Not only does this prevent excessive soot and uneven burning, but it also ensures that your LUME candle lasts longer. It's like giving your candle a mini-spa day before each use.

The First Burn is the Deepest

Channeling a bit of Sheryl Crow wisdom here, but trust us, it applies to candles too! When you first light up your LUME candle, let it burn until the entire surface becomes a pool of liquid wax. This sets the stage for a clean and even burn throughout the candle's lifetime. Patience is a virtue, and in the candle world, it's the secret sauce to a perfect burn.

Avoid Tunnel Vision

No, we're not talking about binge-watching your favorite series. Tunneling is what happens when your candle decides to burn straight down the center, leaving the edges untouched. It's like a candle cry for help! To rescue your LUME candle from tunneling, let it burn long enough during each use to melt the wax all the way to the edges. Remember, happy candles make happy spaces.

The 2-Hour Rule

Candles need love and attention, just like pets or plants (minus the water). If you're planning a candlelit marathon, keep it within the 2-hour mark. Extinguish your LUME candle, let it cool, trim the wick, and then relight for round two. This not only ensures a controlled burn but also prevents your candle from turning into a pool of melted chaos.

Mind the Drafts

Candles are like zen masters; they prefer a calm and peaceful environment. Avoid placing your LUME candle in drafty areas where the flickering flame might go off on a wild dance. Drafts can cause uneven burning and, trust us, your candle doesn't want to be doing the cha-cha all night.

Adopt a Rotation Policy

Candles, much like a fine wine collection, benefit from a bit of rotation. If you're the proud owner of multiple LUME candles (because who can resist?), give each one a chance to shine. This not only spreads the love but also prevents one candle from feeling left out and burning unevenly.

Storage Matters

When your LUME candle is taking a break from dazzling your space, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. We know it's tempting to display your candle collection for all to see, but a little R&R in a dark and cozy spot ensures that your LUME candle is ready to light up your world whenever you need it.

And there you have it, the ultimate guide to LUME candle care! Treat your candles like the VIPs they are, and they'll reward you with a dance of flickering flames and enchanting aromas. Remember, it's not just about lighting a candle; it's about creating moments, and with LUME, every moment is a masterpiece. Happy candle care, luminous beings! 🕯✨

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