For best results and to minimize soot and smoke, trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting. Keep candle away from drafts and flammable materials. Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface. Do not move while lit. Always keep out of reach of kids + pets. Always burn candle within sight. Never leave lit candle unattended.