Light 1 to 3 wicks depending on how much light or heat you needed. If using 1 wick we suggest you burn for only 3 hours and then change to another. In this way the candle will burn evenly. Candle burn for 36 hours when only 1 wick is used at a time. If 3 wicks are burned continuously, the candle will last approximately 12 hours. Heating - Lihgting - Cooking Keep away from children - Burn within sight - Keep away from things that catch fire.