How to make the most of your Statement candle: - When using it for the first time, light the candle until its entire surface becomes liquid (for about 4 hours); - If you burn the candle for a short time, you risk creating a partial melting bath in the wax. For subsequent use, we recommend a maximum burning time of 3 to 4 hours. Do not allow the candle to burn for more than 4 hours at a time. This will keep the wick intact and ensure optimum combustion - do not move the burning candle. Do not move the burning candle. Do not allow the candle to burn for more than 4 hours at a time during subsequent use. Before each use, carefully cut the wick so that it does not exceed 5 mm and make sure it is clean; do not leave a burning candle unattended; keep the candle out of the reach of children and animals.