Candle care is super important. Not only for fire-safety but to get the most out of your soy candles. For your FIRST BURN, you want to allow enough time in your environment and space, to melt the entire top of the soy candle. This means the wax needs to be melted all the way to the edge of container. This prevents candle tunneling. You don’t need to trim our wicks for the first burn, I’ve already trimmed it for you. When you’re done enjoying your soy candle, you can put your lid on to extinguish the flame without any smoke or if you continue burning after the 4 hour limit, make sure your wick is neat and trim. YOU MUST TRIM YOUR WICK. Your wick will start to curl and then form a ball or what looks like a mushroom formation. This is your carbon soot build-up. You don't want to breathe it in and it controls the heat to your flame. It will then either drown out or become incredibly hot, which is a hazard but also going to go through the wax and oils much faster. So, to get the most out of your soy candles TRIM YOUR WICK. Burn candles within sight. Keep away from flammable objects. Keep away from children and pets. Trim each wick to 1/4" prior to each burn. Keep candles free of any debris including matches and wick trimmings. Burn candle on a level, fire resistant surface. Do not burn candle for more than 4 hours each time. Stop use when only 1/4" of wax remains. For any unused wax in your containers, you can scoop out and use in a wax warmer.