- With all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn for at least three hours. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or melt from edge to edge, it will create a "memory ring" especially if this is the first time the candle has been lit. Once a candle has a "memory ring" it will continue to tunnel and burn that way for the life of the candle.

- Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.

- Follow the 2 foot rule - don't place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.

- Trim the wick to one-quarter inch each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.

- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

- Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another.

- A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.

- A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.