The First Burn is the Most Important
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 edges and pools to the edges of the container. This will effectively assist in preventing tunnelling and help promote an even burn for the duration of the candle’s life.
Keep your wick trimmed
Try to ensure that your wick is always kept to 5mm long at all times. This will help to encourage a more even burn, steady flame, and limit sooting. Try to avoid burning candles for more than three hours in one sitting. It is suggested that after burning a candle for three hours, you should allow the candle to cool for two hours before relighting.
Extinguishing the Wick
It is important to know when to say goodbye to your candle! Make sure you extinguish the wick once the wax gets about 1cm from the bottom of the jar. If it is left to burn out on its own, your glass jar may shatter. To extinguish the candle flame, use a snuffer or carefully dip the wick into melted wax and then straighten to prevent smoking and prevent hot wax splatter. Try to avoid blowing candle flames out and do not extinguish with water as this can cause containers to break.