Candle Burning Essence
We recommend that you burn your candle for the first time for a minimum of 2 hours or until the wax melts all the way to the edge of the glass. By doing so, your candle will not be “tunneling”, and it will also ensure maximum life for your candle.
As a rule of thumb, candles should not be allowed to burn for longer than 4 hours. After putting out the flame, let the candle cool for two hours before relighting. Prior to lighting your candle, always trim the wick to ¼” for optimal performance. Never burn your candle for periods longer that 3-4 hours at a time. Do not leave a burning candle unattended. Please keep burning candles away from children. Avoid draft, vents, or air currents. This will prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, excessive dripping.
If you burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time, carbon will collect on the wick, and your wick will begin to "mushroom." This can cause the wick to become unstable, the flame to get too large, your candle to smoke, and soot to be released into the air and around your candle container and cause a fire. When you notice the top surface of wax is melted from edge to edge of its container, you may extinguish the flame (preferably with a candle snuffer). A good rule of thumb is to let your candle burn at least one hour per inch of container diameter.