So let's get to the basic of candle care right now! How many of you buy at candle and lite it up and never think about how long your wick is?TRIM YOUR WICK! Always trim your wick to 1/4" prior to EACH use, or when the wick “mushrooms.” Mushroom is when the top of the wick opens up looking like a mushroom head or even a budding flower. Trimming the wick will allow the candle to have a longer burn time. Remember to turn the candle upside down to get that piece of wick out of there, we don't want that floating in your wax and making your wax pool uneven. Never leave a candle unattended. Yes this is one of those warnings that need to be said. Never burn a candle near anything flammable.Even though our soy candles burn at a lower temp than paraffin wax there is always that chance something could go up in flames. This is also another reason it is important to keep your wick trimmed. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets. Luckily if you do happen to spill your candle a little hot soap and water makes soy product clean up easy. And lastly to extinguish the candle use a Wick Dipper or place the lid on the jar. Blowing the candle out might be fun but there is several things that can happen when you do this. First you are putting your face close to an open flame... Open flame and facial hair do not mix well... yuck burnt nose hair! Second, blowing depending on how powerful you go at it could possible push the melted wax into the air on to you. Hope our little candle basics can help you out! Remember wick trimming is for not only your safety but also to get the best bang out of your buck when it comes to burning candles.