Getting that first melt pool – it is recommended you burn your candle for up to 3 hours to achieve a full melt pool. This means the wax needs to melt the full top layer of the candle to the outside of the container. This will help the candle burn a full melt pool for every burn.
Trim the wick – keeping the wick trimmed to a ¼ of an inch will help extend the life of your candle, as well as keeping it looking nice & neat. Wick trimming will also prevent the burnt top of the wick from breaking off into the candle itself. Ensure the candle is extinguished and cooled before trimming the wick.