Candle Care

How to care for your Candle

  1. TRIM THE WICK. Keep your wick trimmed to 1/8" at all times.
  2. 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.
  3. BURN IT SAFELY. Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it out of drafts and NEVER leave it unattended while lit.
  4. KNOW WHEN TO SAY GOODBYE. When only 1/2" of wax remains, it's time to let your candle go.
  5. REPEAT STEPS 1 THROUGH 5. Keep going until you've tried them all!

Use a wick trimmer for a perfect trim.

Our  wick trimmers make this task easy and create a nice clean cut that properly maintains the wick. Here’s how to properly use a wick trimmer:

  • Place the bottom of the trimmer flush with the surface of the candle.
  • Rock the trimmer back so that the “elbow” now rests on the surface of the candle.
  • Ensure that your trimmer is at a 45-degree angle to get the proper wick length. This will prevent the wick from being cut too short, causing the candle to burn improperly.
  • Bring the two handles together to trim the wick. Discard the remnant wick before lighting.

Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.

It is recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting.

Follow the half inch rule.

Discontinue use of a candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. By following this instruction, the glass will not get too hot. It is for this same reason that Yankee Candle does not endorse the use of heating surfaces or “candle warmers.”

For safety’s sake.

Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

How to Store Your Candle Properly

The candle wax and fragrance oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light.