Before lighting candles 2” and larger in diameter, trim and maintain wick at ¼”. If the candle wick starts to flicker, the wick may be too long. Extinguish and trim wick to ¼” and then relight.
Avoid tunneling on 3”+ wide candles by burning for at least 3 hours at a time. As the candle melts, a pool of wax will form. Gently push candle walls inward as they warm, toward the flame and trim candle wick to ¼”, if necessary.
To prevent smoke when extinguishing a candle, use a metal tool to dunk the wick into the melted pool of wax. Make sure you push the wick up for easy relighting. Use a snuffer to extinguish taper candles.
Over time, a whitish film will develop on only 100% pure beeswax candles. This is a good sign to show high quality and pure beeswax! Gently polish with a soft cloth or use a warm hair dryer to remove the ‘bloom,’ if desired.
Put pillars on heat resistant plates and tealights, votives and tapers in holders. Holders should allow good air circulation to the wick and be placed on sturdy surfaces for safety. Ensuring there are no (or minimal) drafts in a room, will help with even burning.