With every candle the first burn is the most important and sets the stage for how your candle will burn for the remainder of its life. To achieve an optimal burn and candle life, keep your candle lit for long enough so that the wax melts to the edge of the jar on every burn, especially the first! This is to avoid burning a tunnel down the middle of the candle and leaving wax around the edges of jar, which can create problems such as the wax drowning the wick and the life of the candle being reduced.
Our wooden wicks are self-trimming so they rarely need to be trimmed in between lightings unless the wick is too long and the candle is producing smoke or soot. Your candle should not be burned for any longer than 4 hours at a time to avoid the candle from burning too hot. Keep candle away from foreign materials and burn on an even, heat resistant surface, and remember to allow your candle to cool completely before handling!