In order to ensure the best burn and most fragrant throw with a Capri Blue Jar Candle, please refer to the following instructions: Begin by trimming the wick to ¼” prior to lighting. When lighting for the first time, the candle will need to burn until the entire top of the candle is melted, which can take 5-6 hours. Extinguish when finished and let the candle completely cool before relighting. Always trim the wick before relighting to help cut down smoking and large flame. Do not allow wick trimmings to accumulate in melted wax pool. Do not burn lower than ½” from the bottom of the container to prevent glass breakage.