Candles should always be stored in a cool, dark and dry place, and preferably flat to prevent warping. Keep all of your candle wicks trimmed to approximately one half inch, long or crooked wicks can emit smoke, cause uneven burning, drip, and tend to burn faster.
Be careful as to where you place your candles when you are ready to burn them. Avoid putting candles in drafts, this can cause excessive dripping, rapid and uneven burning. Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for long periods of time, such as sunlight or harsh indoor lighting.
If you are burning candles that are not in candle holders make sure they are kept two and a half inches apart. Avoid burning candles in any glass item not specifically designed for candles. Glass candleholders are specifically manufactured to withstand the temperature changes that occur when burning a candle. Everyday glassware is not designed for burning candles. Extinguish candles when they get within two inches of their holders or decorations. Be careful to keep burning candles far out of reach of children and pets, and make sure you do not burn your candles near any combustible materials.
To remove dust or finger prints from your scented candle gently rub the surface with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth, the cloth can be dry or slightly dampened with water or salad oil. The best way to remove wax drippings from most candle holders is to run hot water over them. You can place the candleholder in the freezer first for an hour or so to shrink the wax. If you get wax on a washable fabric first scrape off the excess wax and then run boiling water through the material.
Avoid hot wax from splattering when you blow out a candle by holding your finger in front of the flame and then blowing at it. This way the air will flow around the finger and extinguish the candle from both sides.
These guidelines should help you get the best from your scented candles, and remember always burn them responsibly and never leave a burning candle unattended.