Candle Care

Candle care

Caring for your candle is essential to ensure you get the maximum burning hours and enjoyment. Below are some essential tips that every Yankee Candle fan needs to know.

Trim the Wick

Keep your wick trimmed to 3-5mm at all times, even the first time! Scissors are ok to use but specially designed Yankee Candle Wick Trimmers are recommended. If any smoking should occur when burning extinguish the flame, trim the wick and remove the trimmings - just make sure the candle isn't too hot to touch. When you relight the candle, the smoking will have stopped. 

Let the Wax Pool

Each time you burn your candle, allow the entire top layer to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax. This way you will get the best scent possible and you will prevent your candle from tunnelling.

Burn your candle safely

Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface that is not obstructed.  Keep any candle out of drafts and away from children and pets. Most importantly, never leave your candle burining unattended.

Know when to say goodbye

When only 1.5cm of wax remains, it's time to let your candle go. Burning times account for the wax left at the bottom of a jar.


Votive Candles

Votives are made to liquify, so must be used only in appropriate holders; never burn freestanding.

Wax Melts

Place a melt in a suitable non electric melt warmer and light an unscented tea light candle beneath.

Yankee Candle Burn Times

Classic Large Jar; 110 - 150 hours

Claaic Medium Jar; 65 - 90 hours

Classic Small Jar; 2 - 40 hours

Pillar Candle Large; up to 150 hours

Pillar Candle Medium; up to 95 hours

Pillar Candle Small; up to 45 hours

Votive Candle; up to 15 hours

Scented Tea Light; 4 - 6 hours

Wax Melt; up to 8 hours