Each of our candles comes with care instructions. The first time you burn your soy candle, you want to let the melt pool reach all sides of the jar – typically between 60-90 minutes. This will allow the wax to burn fully clean down the sides of the jar rather than tunneling and wasting precious wax. It’s also important to trim the wick to ¼” before each use, as this will prevent sooting and create a steady, stable flame – meaning your candle will last longer and safer. You can use scissors for this, but we recommend using one of our wick trimmers!