Make the most of your Yankee Candle

Updated: May 2, 2018

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

It’s always important to burn your candle correctly, preventing tunnelling and making sure you get the most out of your Yankee Candle.

There are many accessories available that are must haves for any Yankee Candle addict!

Wick Trimmers

For the perfect burn, it is recommended the wick of your candle is cut to 3mm every time it is burnt. Forget fiddling around with scissors that don't fit inside your jar and invest in a wick trimmer!


These are worth their weight in gold and look absolutely beautiful on your jars. I won't burn a candle without one! Illumalids are used help steady a flickering flame, this allows the heat to radiate out over the surface of the wax allowing for a consistent and even burn. They also help to create a larger wax pool, meaning that every second your candle is lit, you are making the most of the fragrance.

Shade and Plates

These duos are a favourite to all candle lovers and the perfect gift! They are available in many colours and designs, so you can always find the perfect fit for any room in the house. The plate is used as a protective surface to burn your candle upon and the shade as a block to any drafts. Drafts are a killer for any candle as they can ruin the pooling of the wax. Always try and keep your candles out of the way of any drafts.

Candle Snuffer

Use a candle snuffer to gently douse the flame, this will prevent the candle from smoking.


Always make sure that you burn your candle

until the wax pools to the edges. If you

douse the flame before this has occured, the candle may tunnel down the middle and you will be left with wasted wax. To make the most of every bit of wax, make sure the wax sufficiently pools - for every 1cm diameter of wax, burn the candle for approx. 30 minutes. This is the biggest mistake when burning candles!

Know when to say goodbye - When your candle has approx. 1cm of wax left in the bottom of the jar, it's time to choose another favourite to burn! We have many customers tell us of their creative ways in which they use this wax - from chipping at the wax and using it in wax burners to mixing it with other waxes to create new fragrances. What do you do with your left over wax?

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