Instructions for burning your candle: Follow these simple steps so you can get the maximum use from your candle, it will also enable you to retain much of the design. Burn the candle for short periods of time (2 hours). Extinguish the flame and allow to cool. Before relighting trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. After a well is formed, 2-3 inches inside our candle a short round votive or tealight candle may be inserted and burned in the well. Remember limit the burn time and control the flame.