If you decide to burn your candle... don't trim the wick the first time you burn it, leave it as is. Every time thereafter, trim the wick before you light the candle. This creates a nice clean burn and a steady flame.
Also a little bit of common sense goes a long way to preventing accidents
- never leave a candle unattended
- keep open flames away from children + pets
- draughts or wind can decrease burn time