How to...

Discover the very best in candle care, and how to create the perfect burn!

Watch our video for tips on how to love your candle

  1. Trim your Wick

    Use our handy Wick Trimmer to keep your wick neat and tidy.

    Trim your wick to 3mm before each burn.

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  2. Use an Illuma-Lid® Jar Candle Topper

    Your candle’s best friend! They look beautiful and help steady the flame for a clean, even burn.

    Choose your favourite design and use with our Medium and Large Jar Candles.

    Shop Illuma-Lids
  3. Allow to Pool

    Let the top layer of wax liquefy and pool to the edges to avoid tunnelling.

    Wonder how long this should take? We recommend, that for every 1cm in diameter, you burn for 30 minutes - so a Large Jar Candle would be 4 hours.

  4. Protect your surfaces

    Use our decorative Candle Shades and Trays to prevent heat damage to your surfaces and encourage an even burn.

    Use with our Small, Medium and Large Jar Candles.

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  5. Use a Candle Snuffer

    Gently dowse the flame when you’re done to prevent smoking and wax escaping the candle.

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  6. Know when to say goodbye

    We never like to see the end of our favourite fragrance, but once your candle wax is 1cm from the bottom; it's officially finished.

    Time to choose another favourite to burn.

Discover how to best use our candle tools

Explore our 1-2-3 steps to using our everyday candle tools including Wick Trimmers, Illuma-Lid® Jar Candle Toppers and Candle Snuffers.

Using a Wick Trimmer

  1. Rest wick trimmer on the base of the wax

  2. Rock the trimmer back whilst closing to trim

  3. Remove the excess wick and light

Watch the Wick Trimmer Video

Using an Illuma-Lid® Candle Topper

  1. Remove candle out of direct drafts

  2. Choose Illuma-Lid® of choice

  3. Carefully place over the lit candle, and enjoy

Watch the Illuma-lid Video

Using a Candle Snuffer

  1. Carefully remove Illuma-Lid®

  2. Lift Snuffer over the candle

  3. Slowly place over the flame, and extinguish

Watch the Candle Snuffer Video

Our Candle Labels & What They Mean

Ever wondered what the icons on the bottom of your Yankee Candle® mean? Here's our quick guide to our safety tips library for when you use any of our home fragrance

  • Warning

  • Do not move a burning candle.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Do not place candles in a draft.

  • Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire.

  • Keep multiple burning candles a minimum distance apart. See individual candle label for the minimum distance.

  • Burn candle out of reach of children and pets.

  • Do not place candles near a source of heat.

  • Trim wick to about 0.3 cm before lighting.

  • Always snuff out the flame. Do not blow it out.

  • Keep the wax pool clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring.

  • Place candle on a heat resistant surface.

  • Ventilate the room after use.

  • Avoid direct inhalation of smoke.

  • Stop using candle when wax is 1cm from the bottom of the vessel.

Fragrance Times

Wonder how long our fragrances last? Discover our complete library of fragrance times from your favourite Jar Candle to Reed Diffuser.

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