Candle Care in Four Easy Steps
Trim the wick to 1/4" as this will help the candle burn more evenly and prevent sooting and smoking. It will also keep the flame at a proper level making your candle last longer.
When you burn the candle, let the wax pool reach all of the sides before you blow it out. This prevents wax from building up on the sides which causes what is known as "tunneling". This is especially important for the first burn.
Don't burn the candle for more than four hours at a time. After four hours the flame can become too big which can cause smoking, sooting and the glass jar may become too hot and crack.
This isn't so much of a step but a general rule when burning candles. Always burn the candle on an even, non-flammable surface and away from anything flammable. Make sure it is out of reach of children and pets.
Following these steps will ensure your candle lasts as long as possible. Enjoy the burn!