Candles are one of those perfect things. They make great gifts and, fabulous home wares and make your house smell amazing! What’s not to love about candles? I love them, and always have a few burning when I am home for a few hours. There’s nothing I love more than having a house smell spectacular, and even better yet, have people comment about my beautiful smelling home.
Luxe Lumière has a delightfully tempting range and a collection to boot. Whether you want to be naughty or nice will determine not only the scents but the colour of the canister your candles comes in. Because I am an all-round nice girl , with a hint of a wild side (adventure/thrill seeker over here) I chose Allure from their Rose Gold Collection. An indulgent and enchanting seduction of coconut, mango and caramel. With notes of grapefruit and bergamot this candle has become my new obsession!
Tips for getting the most out of your candle:
- Trim your wick to about ¼ of an inch before lighting for the first time. This will give you a nice and clean burn.
- Set the wick memory by burning all the way to the outer edge for the first time. This will ensure an even burn and get you value for your money. As tempting as it is to get your candle lit as soon as you get home, it is best to do this when you will be home for a few hours.
- Don’t burn for longer than 3-4 hours. Not only is it not safe but your wick will form a mushroom and leave soot inside your candle.
- If you got a little too excited and light your candle initially for a short period of time then a tunnel will form. Cut out the wax that is above level of the wick with a butter knife and use this wax in an oil burner with a tea light underneath (home made soy wax melts anyone!)
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