How to care for your Candle
Trim your Wick
Use our handy Wick Trimmer to keep your wick neat and tidy.
Trim your wick to 3mm before each burn.
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.
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.
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.
Use a Candle Snuffer
Gently dowse the flame when you’re done to prevent smoke and wax escaping the candle.
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.
Note: These tips apply to any candle you purchase and are not limited to Yankee Candle.
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
Using an Illuma-Lid® Candle Topper
Remove candle out of direct drafts
Using a Candle Snuffer
Carefully remove Illuma-Lid®
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
Place candles on a protected surface
Never handle candles that are in use
Do not leave candles unattended
Keep away from drafts
Do not burn candles on or near flammable objects
Keep multiple burning candles a minimum distance apart
Do not allow children or pets near burning candles
Keep away from sources of heat
Keep wick trimmed to 3mm
Extinguish using a Candle Snuffer
Don’t drop matches into the wax