Caring for your candle is important - burn your candle on an even surface in a draft-free environment and never leave it unattended. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before each lighting (taper wicks do not need to be trimmed). Upon first lighting, pillars and orbs should be burned for one hour per inch of diameter to ensure an even burn. They also like to be “hugged”after each burn. You can do this by gently pressing the soft melted sides of the candle in towards the wick after burning.