To ensure your candle burns safely and evenly, please follow the steps below before lighting your candle, every time:
CENTER YOUR WICK. When you first light your candle, the wick will be centered. As you enjoy your candle, however, the wick may start to get a little too comfortable and travel off center in the warm wax. If your wick has moved off center, recenter it by gently holding the end and sliding it towards the middle of your jar. You may find that this is easier to do when the wax is still a bit warm after extinguishing the flame; simply use the back of a spoon to nudge it back to the center.
TRIM YOUR WICK. Once you’ve recentered your wick, it’s time to trim it! Using a wick trimmer or a pair of scissors, trim your wick to ¼ of an inch before lighting your candle, every time. This is the optimal height for ensuring an even burn that is free of soot debris. In addition, trimming your wick will help it stay centered in the candle, preventing an uneven melt and minimizing the risk of shattered glass. Heads up - ¼ inch is shorter than you think - a pencil eraser - so don’t be afraid to trim trim trim!
REMOVE DEBRIS. After you’ve centered and trimmed your candle, make sure it is free of any wick trimmings, matches, and other debris. These can reignite and create a flame that is too large for the candle, posing a safety issue and potentially shattering the jar.
LIGHT YOUR CANDLE AND ENJOY.
The first time you use your candle determines the life of the candle. The first use should be at least an hour, or up to three for larger diameter candles. Getting an edge to edge pool of wax the first time (and every time) will help avoid tunneling on future burns.