- Trim the wick to at least 1/4 inch.
- Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces, and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
- Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets.
- Keep the pool of wax free of wick trimmings and any debris at all times.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first.
- Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.
- If your candle is still not staying lit, cut away some wax at the top of the candle around the wick. Keep doing this until the wick can support a flame. When it burns, drain the pool of wax around the wick, so that it will not put the flame out.