Perhaps you are wondering,
how should I trim this thing?

Our candles frequently feature crazy long wicks, this makes it easier for me to work with: to unmold, heat polish, pack and unpack. Clearly they are not factory made, and none are exactly alike.
A scissor or nail clipper will work to trim it.

Trim the wick to about ½ of an inch or 2cm before lighting. If you are relighting it wait until a pool of melted wax forms to trim it. There is no exact measurement for trimming candlewicks. It's a judgement call. This is because factors such as the type of wax, type of wick, thickness and density of wick, ambient temperature or draft, and oils used, all effect how the wick will burn. I test the length of time it takes for candles to burn indoors at room temperature and trim wicks according to the length of flame. The soy pillar candles are quite long burning. The important thing to notice is not how long the wick is, but how long the flame is when the candle is lit. If the flame is getting very long and the wax is melting quickly or if the wick begins to curl in on it’s self, trim it up. An inch long flame is too long, (unless it is very dark and you need the light). That said, if you are planning to storm a castle, bring a torch, not a candle.

Our soy candles are very long burning when the wick is trimmed. The wick is large in relation to the diameter of the candle so that more of the wax is burned as the candle is used. This way you do not end up with a narrow “candle well” that becomes difficult to relight because it is so deep.

Hemp is a strong fiber that remains upright in wax as it burns. It also can hold a flame without “drowning” in the wax. If you trim the wick too short, it is possible to drown it, (meaning the candle puts itself out) but still not likely. Start a little longer and trim it to a reasonable sized flame. The amount of draft as well as the ambient temperature will also have an effect on how the candle burns.

Candles really should not be left unattended while burning. Especially if you have the pleasurable mayhem of pets or children running around. This does not mean you have to watch it every second (sans kids and pets) but you really should tend to it occasionally like you would if you had a campfire going, just to keep it functional as well as safe.

In all Joyance and Goodly Gree
Be well.

Hemp wicks do not smell like marijuana when they burn, and you can not get high from them. A military wife bought a candle from me at Fremont Sunday Market last week and said her husband was not allowed to have anything made of hemp on the base. That's just silly. Industrial hemp is grown for fiber or seed oil, qualities the recreational marijuana growers mostly avoid. The legality of growing hemp for any commercial purposes in the States is a federal quagmire. My hemp comes from Canada, the world next door.