How to...

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

  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.

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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

  • Do Not Burn in a Draught Warning Symbol

    Do Not Burn in a Draught

  • Do Not Burn in a Warming Unit Warning Symbol

    Do Not Burn in a Warming Unit

  • Do Not Move a Burning Candle Warning Symbol

    Do Not Move a Burning Candle

  • Do Not Place Near a Heat Source Warning Symbol

    Do Not Place Near a Heat Source

  • Do Not Touch, May Be Hot Warning Symbol

    Do Not Touch, May Be Hot

  • Keep Away From Children and Pets Warning Symbol

    Keep Away From Children and Pets

  • Keep Away From Things That Can Catch Fire Warning Symbol

    Keep Away From Things That Can Catch Fire

  • Keep Candles at Least X cm Apart Warning Symbol

    Keep Candles at Least Xcm Apart

  • Keep Wax Pool Clear of Matches and Debris Warning Symbol

    Keep Wax Pool Clear of Matches and Debris

  • Never Leave a Burning Candle Unattended Warning Symbol

    Never Leave a Burning Candle Unattended

  • Never Use Liquid to Extinguish Warning Symbol

    Never Use Liquid to Extinguish

  • Place Candle Upright Warning Symbol

    Place Candle Upright

  • Snuff Out the Flame, Do Not Blow It Out Warning Symbol

    Snuff Out the Flame, Do Not Blow It Out

  • Trim Edge if Higher Than X cm Warning Symbol

    Trim Edge if Higher Than Xcm

  • Trim Wick to X cm Warning Symbol

    Trim Wick to Xcm

  • Use a Heat Resistant Candle Holder Warning Symbol

    Use a Heat Resistant Candle Holder

  • Only Use in Holders and Warming Stoves with Sufficient Ventilation Warning Symbol

    Only Use in Holders and Warming Stoves with Sufficient Ventilation

  • Use in a Suitable Bowl Filled with Water Warning Symbol

    Use in a Suitable Bowl Filled with Water

  • Remove Packaging Before Use Warning Symbol

    Remove Packaging Before Use

  • This Candle Liquifies, Use a Suitable Container Warning Symbol

    This Candle Liquifies, Use a Suitable Container

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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