1. For this first burn, allow your candle wax to burn until the edge of the container. This is to establish a burning pattern, candles have memory! If you do not allow your candle to burn until the edge of the container during the first burn, it may create a tunnel during your second burn. This will make it increasingly difficult to have the edges of the candle melt.
This can take a few hours depending on the size of your candle.
2. Keep your wood wick trimmed to about ⅛”, and clean off any charred wood from previous burns. If your wood wick candle won’t stay lit it’s probably because the wick is too long. If you don't have a wick trimmer, nail clippers will work! Let the wax cool and set before trimming, to ensure no charred bits end up in your wax.
For other wicks, ¼” is optimal.