Do you ever notice that wicks acquire a mushroom top after they've
burned for a while? That's normal, but it's not the best way to burn a
candle. Be sure to trim the wick to ¼” before burning to allow for a
clean, even burn.
Candles have a burn memory, so be sure to burn your candle all the
way to the edge of the vessel every time you burn it. This will help
prevent tunneling and maximize the life of your candle.
When burning candles, avoid vents, fans or drafts. These air currents
can cause candles to burn unevenly, produce excessive smoke, or
absorb your fragrance too quickly.
Use a candle snuffer
to extinguish the flame. This keeps the wick in
place and can eliminate any dangers associated with blowing on hot
wax. Plus, it's actually kind of fun!
All good things must come to an end. When you get towards the end,
don’t burn all the way down: swap your candle for a new one when ½
inch of wax remains. If you want to reuse your jar, just put it in the
freezer for 10 - 15 minutes and scrape the wax out!