No need to trim the wick before your very first burn. Each time you want to burn your candle, you must trim the wick leaving around 1/4” showing. Basically you want to cutoff the burn ball at the top of the wick. Simply lower the opened wick trimmer into the candle, snip the wick, and discard the debris. Light and enjoy!!
* Never trim a burning candle or a candle that has not cooled to room temperature. Be sure to always discard wick trimmings.