Allow your candle to burn 2-4 hours, the first time you light it. This will allow for an even melt pool and you will get the best use and scent throw from your candle.
Before every use, trim your wick to 1/8 for wooden wicks. You can do this by cutting off the ash with a pair of scissors or can be broken off when cool. If the wick is not trimmed the wax will not pull up and will dim or even extinguish. Once your candle is lit if it starts to dim, blow candle out, trim wick with a nail clipper and relight.
Burn on a flat even, fireproof service to allow a even burn.
Never leave your candle unattended or around small children.
Never burn for longer then 4 hours at a time.