Prior to each lighting, trim the wick to 1/4” for a clean and smoke free burn.
Also, always protect the surface on which the candle sits.
On your first light, allow the entire surface of wax to melt — Minimum of 3 hours. There will be some “wax wall hanging,” but that’s normal.
For all burns, never let it go on for more than 4 hours.
Ensure the wick is centered.
After each burn, adjust the wick while the wax is still molten.
When a 1/4” of wax is left in your candle, it’s time to upcycle the glass.
Always remove the remaining wax.
Pro cleaning tip — put the candle in the freezer until the wax is frozen, then said wax should pop out easily.