Candle Safety

Yankee Candles – Safety & General Tips

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Storing Yankee Candles

All Yankee candles are sensitive to light & temperature so you should be careful when storing to avoid melting, the colour fading or cracking. Store the candles in a cool dry place away from any direct sunlight.

  • Handle with care, especially the glass containers/jars as they are fragile
  • Place the candle on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire
  • Always burn candles out of reach of children and pets
  • Only use holders designed for the particular style of candle
  • Never leave burning candles unattended
  • Avoid burning candles in draughts
  • Trim the wicks to ¼” before lighting
  • If smoking occurs, blow the candle out, trim the wicks, remove the trimmings and relight the candle
  • Extinguish candles with care as the wax may splatter
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Housewarmer Jars
  • Never allow the flame to touch the side of the jar as it may become very hot
  • To minimize wax left on the sides of the jar burn the candle for 3 hours at a time but it is normal for some of the wax to be left, with the amount varying per colour, fragrance and the burning conditions
  • To prevent heat damage to the surface the candle is placed on, put out the candle when ½” of wax is left
  • Always extinguish carefully and fully before replacing the lid
  • Avoid glass to glass contact when removing/replacing the lid
  • Do not use if the jar is at all cracked, chipped or scratched
  • Do not refill the jars with wax
  • Illuma-lids and jar shades are great candle tools that help prevent tunneling and promote a clean, even burn and can enhance the look of any room

Décor by Yankee Candle is an elegant range of glass pillar candles. It provides style-conscious consumers with a sophisticated interior design option – labels are peelable to allow a clean, colour-blocked arrangement perfect for a modern look at any time of year. Each is available in three candle forms: Large, Medium & Small

Melt Warmers
  • Place one unwrapped melt in a melt warmer
  • Wax Melts can be used in Yankee Candle Electric Melt Warmers
  • Use a well ventilated candle lit Melt Warmer without a lid and the Burner should have at least a 2″ top opening
  • Within 5 – 10 minutes the wax melt will begin to melt and start giving off its amazing scent

Votive candles are made specifically to liquify, so they must be burnt in a suitable votive holder and never be burnt freestanding

Tea Lights
  • Scented tea lights will float in water – unscented ones will not
  • Do not burn the scented tea lights in an enclosed container like a Melt Warmer