Always trim your wick after the first burn.
It may take up to 20 seconds for the wood wick to catch flame when lighting. A wooden wick is the same as any other piece of wood, the fire needs to work its way through the wood to get a good fire going. This is more so a concern when lighting the candle the first time.
Soy wax has a "memory". By allowing your soy candle to create the initial "memory burn", thus creating a full melt pool of wax, you are intensifying the candle's scent.
Full melt pool: Burning your soy candle until the wax melts to the edge of the candle. Usually 2-3 hours.
Extinguishing your candle before it has a full melt pool will create tunneling that can be difficult to correct.
Do not burn your candle for more than 4 consecutive hours.
Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains (1/2 inch if in a container).
Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.
Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.