On the first burn, allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the jar. This can take a couple hours. Extinguish your candle for at least one hour (or until the wax has hardened) before burning again. This will help to prevent tunneling and give your candle an even burn.
Trim the wick (see our wick trimmer here) to ¼ inch. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping, or flaring. Remove any clippings and discard in the trash. Never leave wick trimmings or debris in the candle when burning. Never attempt to trim a burning candle. Ensure candle is cool before trimming.
Ensure your candle is burning in a well-ventilated room. Avoid drafts, vents, and air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
Never touch or move a burning candle. Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Then let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire, such as but not limited to furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, papers, and flammable decorations. Never burn a candle within reach of pets or children. Do not place burning candles where they can be knocked over by anyone or anything. If you are unable to monitor a burning candle, blow it out to be safe and burn it when you can attend to it :)
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. This is the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering. Do not use water to extinguish a candle as this could cause the hot wax to splatter and glass containers could break.
Before leaving the room, ensure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing. Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.