Lava Lamp 101:
How to Get Your Flow On

Setup and assemble your lava lamp:

  1. Ensure that the lightbulb is tightly screwed onto the base
  2. Plug your lava lamp into a power outlet and place it out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures
  3. Switch the power on (located on the cord)
  4. Be patient! It will take 4-6 hours for your lava lamp to flow during its first use. Moving forward, it should take around 2 hours to start flowing during future uses

If Your Lava Lamp Appears Cloudy:

  1. If you receive a lava lamp that is cloudy, allow it to sit at room temperature and let the wax settle for approximately 8 hours
  2. Turn the lamp on until the wax starts to soften, then shut it off until it cools
  3. Turn it on again, run for 8-10 hours
  4. If your lava lamp is still cloudy, please contact guest services (contact information below)

5 “don’ts” to keep your lava flowing:

  1. Don’t loosen or remove the bottle cap on the globe as breaking the seal will both ruin your lamp and void your warranty.
  2. Don’t move or shake your lava lamp while in use. This may cause the lamp to become cloudy and the lava to break apart. If this happens, shut the lamp off immediately and let it sit undisturbed for 24 hours. Then, turn it back on and run as normal. This will hopefully remedy the situation but your lamp could still have permanent damage. Remember, when in use the lava lamp is hot – please be cautious when handling it.
  3. Don’t place the lamp in direct sunlight as the colors could fade.
  4. Don’t store or operate the lamp in extreme cold or heat.
  5. Don’t run your lamp 24/7; we recommend no more than 8-10 hours at a time

Need more answers?

  1. Check out our blog with more information and FAQs about caring for your lava.
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