Candle Care Tips


Congratulations on your Lost Creek Candle!!  We have a list of care tips to make sure your candle performs as it should and gives you the best experience possible.  


  • Our wicks come pre-trimmed to the correct height, but after burning your wick should always be trimmed to 1/4'' before you re-light your candle.  A wick that is too long will smoke, create soot, and may cause your candle to tunnel.  A proper wick trimmer allows you to cut your wick straight even as the candle burns down, to keep it that perfect height.  Check out our Wick Trimmers.

  • The first burn of your Lost Creek Candle is the most important.  You must make sure that you have enough time to enjoy your candle and let a full melt pool form.  If you do not let a full melt pool form your candle will tunnel.  Tunnelling can cause your candle to smoke, not smell as good, and will not last as long.

  • You really shouldn't blow out your candle!  Blowing on your candle causes the wick to burn hotter and it will smoke as it burns it out.  This also may cause the wick to curve making it more difficult to trim and light.  A snuffer should be used to extinguish a candle by gently dropping the snuffer onto the lit wick.  The snuffer should be in the wax slightly, to create an oxygen free environment.  An added bonus is there is no wick splatter from blowing out the candle when you use the snuffer! Click here to view our selection.

  • Keep your candle away from drafts.  This can cause smoke and soot to form and promote an uneven melt pool.  This can also affect the life of your candle.


  • You should only burn your candle until there is about 10mm of wax left in a glass vessel.   Burning your candle too low can cause the glass to explode.  Candles burn at 1300°C degrees!


  • Your new Lost Creek Candle should be stored in a dark, dry room until you are ready to use it.  


  • Candles are a fire hazard!  Always burn your candle within eyesight and never leave a lit candle unattended.  Keep the candle away from children, plants, decorations, drapes, curtains, and other flammable objects.


  • Never burn a candle in a broken or cracked vessel.

  • Most of all, enjoy your candles, take care of them and they will treat you well.   


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