Remove all packaging before lighting the candle. We recommend burning Cochine candles for 2-4 hours. Allow the wax to solidify before relighting and keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch / 6mm, this will prevent any sooting. Do not allow the candle to burn down completely and always place a burning candle on a flat, heat resistant surface, away from flammable materials. Due to the high content of essential oils, some discolouration of the wax may occur.