Burning Ritual

Candle care tips - Lunass


Before burning

Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.  Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting.

When you light your candle for the first time, always allow the wax to burn so that it melts across the entire surface to the edge of the container. This will prevent tunneling and create an even burn.

Keep wicks centered and trimmed up to 3mm long (wood wick) and 5mm long (cotton wick). Trim wicks before each burn. This will encourage a more even burn, steady flame and reduce mushrooming and sooting.

While burning

Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. Never touch or move a burning candle. 

Avoid burning candles for more than 4 hours. Allow the candle to cool for 2 hours before relighting.

Monitor the amount of remaining wax in a candle container. Once the wax falls below 1cm, discontinue use. This will help prevent heat damage to the container.


When extinguishing

Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick and check for unwanted drafts.

Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

After the wax has completely cooled, use a paper towel to wipe the inside of the candle jar.


Avoid light and hot temperatures

Store your candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will always help protect it from discoloration and fading.


Spilt wax removal

If you accidentally spill candle wax, ensure that you let it harden so it can be easily removed in pieces.