Before lighting, trim the wick to 1/4". The first time you light your candle, allow it to burn long enough to liquefy the top layer of wax. Typically this will take 1 hour for every inch of the diameter, though that time frame can vary depending on environmental factors, such as oxygen levels, drafts or airflow, and temperatures. Wax has a "memory", so allowing the candle to liquefy nearly edge to edge will help prevent an uneven pool from forming in the future. To ensure the best life of your candle, keep your wick trimmed to 1/4" at all times. Your candle has reached the end of its useful life when there is 1/8" to 1/4" of wax left in the bottom of the vessel. Please do not burn your candle past this point, as you will risk damaging the vessel or its surroundings.
Always burn your candle on a level, non-flammable surface. Do not place directly on furnishings or linens. Avoid using in drafty areas and keep away from flammable materials. Never leave your candle unattended while lit. If you notice anything unusual happening such as the container getting too hot, the wick “falling” towards the edges of the container, or an unusually large wax pool, please extinguish your candle immediately.