Don't light for the first 5 days after pouring it.
This gives your fragrance and wax time to fully fuse to create a better hot throw.Don't forget about the initial 'Memory Burn'
When lighting your candle for the very first time, the wax needs to melt until it extends to the rim of the candle container. If you fail to do this, you can end of with a candle that is 'tunnelling' which will cause ongoing issues.
To prolong the life of your candle, keep wicks trimmed
Extinguish your candle every 3-4 hours, let it cool for a few hours, then trim it before relighting. This help to candle candle to burn efficiently, and reduces the changes of mushrooming wicks. Be sure to remove any wick debris from the wax too while it is cool. You can use a sharp pair of scissors of a wick trimmer.
Re-center your wick
Your wick will also need to be re-centred as required to avoid the glass getting too hot. This is a safety issue that can lead to an explosion.
Store candles in a cool, dark place
This will minimise the chances of your candle fading.
Other safety precautions:
Only burn your candle on a stable, heat safe surface away from flammable objects.
Do not replace the lid while burning.
Remove all packaging before burning.
Never move a lit candle.
Keep candles away from children and pets.
Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Avoid exposure to drafts and direct sunlight.
Extinguish and dispose of your candle when 2mm wax remains in the base.
Don't light a candle glass that has a crack in it.
Don't pour wax down your drain.