How to Burn a Candle Safely Part 1
Prior to Lighting:
Always cut the wick to 14 inches before lighting. A wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors can be used. Uneven burning, dripping, or flaring can be caused by wicks that are too long or crooked.
Always keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, and debris.
Always use a candleholder built exclusively for candles. It should be heat-resistant, strong, and big enough to catch any drips or melted wax.