Candle Care

Get the most out of Lighthouse Candles

By using these tips you can enjoy your candles for even longer. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Candle Care, looking after candles tips

Trim wick to 5mm before lighting each time. This prevents the flame getting too large and burning your candle down faster.

When you first light your candle let it burn for long enough to melt the wax right to the outside edges. This is called a melt pool. Creating a large melt pool ensures you get maximum life out of your candle and increases the fragrance throw. It prevents the candle from tunnelling down and wasting wax giving you an even burn.

Dip the wick in the wax to extinguish and then pull back out ensuring it is in the centre or use a candle snuffer.

Keep melt pool free from wick trimmings, matches or debris.

In hot weather you can make sure your candle doesn’t melt faster by popping it into the fridge for half an hour before lighting.

Ensure you trim debris off wick before lighting each time. If you don’t do this you end up with debris in your melt pool and the wick will soot up and cause black smoke.

Keep candle out of direct sunlight.