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Yankee Candle Hints and Tips

Unwanted Smoke

Is your flame dancing? When a flame flickers too much; it can produce unwanted smoke which can be caused by:

  • A wick being too long
  • Drafts in the air

To ensure a clean burn, extinguish your candle using a candle snuffer, trim the wick to 3mm using a wick trimmer and finally make sure it isn’t in direct line of any air currents – then simply relight and enjoy.

Complete Melts

To prevent tunnelling and memory rings; the first burn of your candle is the most important!

To ensure you get an even and clean burn throughout your candle’s life - burn your candle for 30 minutes for every 1cm in diameter, so for example a large jar is approximately 8cm in diameter, so we would recommend to burn it for at least 4 hours to ensure the first layer of wax melts to the edge of the candle before you extinguish it.

If the wax is not allowed to melt to the edge; the candle will create a memory ring around the wick and it can then tunnel. You can support the burn of your candle with the use of a illumalids which helps to steady the flame and keep in the heat, encouraging an even burn.

The 1cm Rule

When there is approximately 1cm of wax remaining at the bottom of your jar candle, we recommend this is where you should discontinue its use as the flame nears the base of the glass it can get very hot – by doing this you will avoid possible heat damage that can be caused to surfaces or the container.

Dramatic Effect

Candles are a fantastic source of creating the right mood! For a really dramatic effect; gather three or more candles in varying heights and/or forms in the centre of your table for a beautiful and dramatic display. You can also influence the height of a candle through jar candle holders.

Snug Fit Best

When using sampler votive candles, for the most effective burn it’s best to select a holder that mimics the size and shape of the candle. There’s a huge collection of votive holders to choose from to suit any décor and can be found in store and online.

Choosing the right fragrance:
Sampler Votive Candles & Tarts Wax Melts

Our small Sampler Votive Candles are called Samplers because they’re a great way to sample and experiment with new or different fragrances – with a huge range of sampler fragrances available, you’d definitely find something to your taste. Alternatively, if you prefer a flameless fragrance with a powerful throw, our selection of tarts wax melts are another way in which to experiment with new fragrances in your home.

These small but powerful forms also provide an opportunity to experiment with fragrance mixology where you can create your own unique fragrance just for you by using complimentary fragrances together.

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