Make sure your candle burns evenly the first time you light it.

When you light a Last Candle for the first time, let it burn for a while. You want to ensure the entire surface of the candle melts before you put it out. If you don't, your candle could end up with a rim of solid wax that never ends up melting. (This is called tunneling)


Trim your candle's wick.

If you want a clean, even burn, make sure your candle's wick is the right length. This might require some trimming. Before you light your candle, double-check your wick's length. If it's longer than the recommended 0.25 inches, use a wick trimmer to neatly trim it.


Minimize mess when putting out your candle.

When it comes time to put out your Last Candle, do so carefully. We recommend using a snuffer. If you don’t have a snuffer, blow on the wick lightly. 


Retire your candle while there's still wax in it.

You should stop using your Last Candle before it completely runs out of wax. Why? If you let your candle burn all the way down, it could overheat its container and be a fire hazard. We recommend retiring your Last Candle while there's still 0.5 inches of wax left in it. Remember to clean out the wax and recycle your vessel or you can join our recycling program!


Collect 5 empty glass inserts, send a email to and we will send you a prepaid shipping label. Once empty vessels have been sent to us you will receive a code for a free refill insert of your choice.


Store your candles in a cool, dark place.

Candles can lose their fragrance and become discoloured over time. Temperature fluctuations can speed up the aging process—and light can, too. Find a cool, dark place to store your candle inserts between seasons. We recommend to light your candles within 6-8 months of buying them.