How to care for your Candle

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


Trim your Wick

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

Trim your wick to 3mm before each burn. (Works with any candle!)

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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 Yankee Candle Jar Candles.

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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.

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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 Yankee Candle Jar Candles.

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Use a Candle Snuffer

Gently dowse the flame when you’re done to prevent smoke and wax escaping the candle. (Works with any candle!)

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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.

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Note: These tips apply to any candle you purchase and are not limited to Yankee Candle, however.......
the Illuma-lids and Shade & Tray sets are specifically designed to be used with Yankee Candle Jar candles.

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

Using an Illuma-Lid® Candle Topper

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Remove candle out of direct drafts
Choose Illuma-Lid® of choice
Carefully place over the lit candle, and enjoy

Using a Candle Snuffer

Carefully remove Illuma-Lid®
Lift Snuffer over the candle
Slowly place over the flame, and extinguish

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

Keep away from drafts


Do not burn candles on or near flammable objects

keep a distance from flames

Keep multiple burning candles a minimum distance apart

keep away from pets

Do not allow children or pets near burning candles

keep away from sources of heat

Keep away from sources of heat

Keep wick trimmed to 3mm

Keep wick trimmed to 3mm

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Extinguish using a Candle Snuffer


Don’t drop matches into the wax

time for a new candle