To maximize the life of your candle, allow the melt pool to burn completely to the edge of the vessel each and every burn. This could take one to two hours, depending on the diameter of your candle. This will also prevent tunneling and maintain an even burn throughout the life of your candle. Never burn your candle for longer than four hours. Before every burn trim the wick to ¼”. This can be done with Lucy Joy’s wick trimmers or scissors. Before relighting your candle ensure the wax has cooled and hardened completely. Store and display your candles in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.