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