FAQ: Candle Care - goods
When you're not using your candle, be sure to store it in a cool dry place.
How to prevent memory rings (aka: the first burn is the deepest)
The first burn is always the most important. Candles should burn an hour for every inch in diameter of the candle's size. A Woodlot candle, for example, should burn a minimum of 2 hours to evenly liquefy the top layer of wax. If the wax doesn't burn for long enough to melt to the edge of the tumbler, it will create a "memory ring". Once a candle has a "memory ring" it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/8 inch. When trimming, allow the wick to cool to room temperature and trim before relighting.