To get the best from your candles there are a few tips to follow. Do not trim your wick too small, half a cm is perfect as this ensures a good flame height. When burning your candle ensure it is set on a heat proof surface so that it does not damage furniture when it gets hot. Allow the candle to burn until the entire surface has melted, this will ensure your candle does not tunnel and waste wax. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time and if the wick develops a mushroom blow the candle out and carefully trim the wick before relighting. The burn times advertised are based on burning for approximately 2-3 hours at a time in a draft free room. If you burn the candle for long periods the burn time will not be as long.