Burning Tips

A handy guide to help enjoy your Yankee Candle® for longer!

Trim the Wick

Keep your wick trimmed to 3-5mm at all times, even the first time! Yankee Candle wick trimmers are recommended. If any smoking should occur when burning, extinguish the flame, trim the wick, remove the trimmings,and relight the candle.

Let the Wax Pool

Each time you burn your candle, allow the entire top layer to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax and you’ll get the biggest, boldest scent possible. This will also help prevent tunnelling.

Burn it Safely

Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it out of drafts, away from children and pets, and never leave unattended while lit.

Know When to say Goodbye

When only 1.5cm of wax remains, it’s time to let your candle go. A candle snuffer is recommended to extinguish candles with care.


Illuma-lids and jar shades are great candle tools that help prevent tunnelling and promote a clean, even burn and can enhance the look of any room.

Votive Candles

Votives are made to liquefy, so must be used onlyin appropriate holders; never burn freestanding.

Wax Melts

Place a melt in a suitable non-electric meltwarmer, and light an unscented tea light candle beneath (Yankee Candle® Unscented Tea Lights,are recommended).

Candle Burn Times

Classic Jar Candle (Lrg): 110 – 150 hours

Classic Jar Candle (Med): 65 – 90 hours

Classic Jar Candle (Sml): 25 - 40 hours

Large Pillar Candle: Up to 150 hours

Medium Pillar Candle: Up to 95 hours

Small Pillar Candle: Up to 45 hours

Votive Candle: Up to 15 hours

Scented Tea Light: 4 – 6 hours

Unscented Tea Light: 4 – 6 hours

Wax Melt: Approx. 8 hours of fragrance each

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