- Always light your candle within sight; NEVER leave unattended!
- To ensure your candle remains aesthetically pleasing (especially for those of us who tend to have company over and a lit candle in sight), use long matches or a stick lighter to light your candle. This will prevent black smoldering around your glass from tilting your glass when using a short lighter. However, if you must use a lighter, you can easily wipe around the glass with a paper towel to remove all smolder
- The first burn is the most important because you are creating your "memory burn" - the very first time you burn your candle, allow it to burn for approx. 3 hours to create a full "melt pool". The melt pool is the liquified wax that forms inside of your vessel and we want to make sure it's liquified all the way to the edges of the container. If your first burn is too short, your candle will only burn down the middle, creating a tunnel. Not only does this not allow for full benefit from your candle, but it is not very presentable!
- Trim your wick EACH TIME before relighting. Snap off the little black tip with your fingers by pinching it, or by using a wick trimmer. Trimming this away ensures the best, safest, and cleanest burn.
Only trim your wick when your candle is completely cooled!
- Keep lit candles away from any draft or direct air flow (i.e fan, window, heating and cooling)
- A candle should not be burned for more than 4 hours at a time. Your glass can get too hot after so long and have the potential to shatter
- For your safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container