Here are some basic instructions for using candles:

  1. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting: Use a wick trimmer or scissors to trim the wick to the recommended length. This will help the candle burn evenly and prevent the flame from becoming too large.

  2. Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface: Choose a surface that is flat and free of flammable materials, such as curtains or paper.

  3. Light the candle: Use a long, thin object such as a match or a lighter to light the wick. Hold the flame close to the wick and allow it to catch before moving the flame away.

  4. Enjoy the candle: Sit back and enjoy the ambiance and fragrance of the candle. Remember to never leave a burning candle unattended, and to keep the candle out of reach of children and pets.

  5. Extinguish the candle: When you are finished using the candle, use a candle snuffer or a spoon to gently extinguish the flame. This will help prevent hot wax from splattering and will help to preserve the quality of the candle.

  6. Discontinue use when 1/4 inch of wax remains: To prevent the risk of fire, it's important to discontinue use of the candle when only 1/4 inch of wax remains. This is especially important for jar candles, as the jar may become hot and pose a risk of burns or fire if the candle is allowed to burn all the way down.