Please read the instructions on the bottom of the candle before use. Allow the candle to burn until the wax has melted evenly to the edges on your first use. To maximize burn time, and reduce the chance of soot development, remember to trim the wick ¼" before each use. For the best fragrance experience burn your candle for less than 2 hours at a time. Do not leave candle burning unattended. Do not set in a draft. Keep away from children, pets and curtains. Store your candle dry and room temperature between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect the surface on which the candle rests with our candle pedestal.