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The first burn is the most important to the life of your scented candle.

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When you receive your scented gel candle from Gellite, and you are ready to light it for the first time, we feel that it is best if you follow some simple instructions to get the best performance and the longest life from your candle.

Before you candle is shipped, we trim the wick to approximately 1/4".  This makes for easy lighting as the process of making a gel candle leaves a small amount of gel on the wick above the main surface of the candle.  But this also is a little bit long for burning.  So we recommend that you let the candle burn for 15 to 20 minutes.  This gets the gel to burn off of the candle wick and levels out the center.

After this time, blow out the candle, and using whatever tool you like to trim the wick.  Some people will use scissors or even a large nail trimmer, but we find the most convienent to be a wick trimmer since it lets you reach deeper into the jar as the candle burns down.

Once you have trimmed the wick, simply relight and continue burning you candle for 3-4 hours to allow the melt pool to completely reach the edges of the jar.  

After that, you will be good to go as long as you trim the wick to approximately 1/8" each time before you light your Gellite candle again.

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