1.Remove the candle from all packaging and place on a heat resistant surface. 2. Light the wood wick all the way across. 3. Allow the candle to burn 3 – 4 hours until the wax melts out to all the edges of the vessel. 4. Always trim the wood wick (trim away burnt black wood wick) between each burn. – Keep the candle away from drafts, such as ceiling fans, air conditioners or breezes. As this can cause an uneven burn or tunneling. Never leave an unattended candle burning.