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Large Jar Burning Tips

12 October 2018

Yankee Candle Large Jar Burning TIPS - By Anna Marie


Yankee Candle large jars can last up to an amazing 150 hours, however if they're not burned correctly their life can be shortened dramatically!



First things first... Before you ever light your candle, make sure your wick is no longer than 0.5cm.

Ideally, the wick should be trimmed every 4 hours of burn time. Simply extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature, and trim the wick to 0.5cm before relighting. Our Wick Trimmers makes this an easy task and creates a nice clean cut that properly maintains the wick.

Keeping your wick trimmed to this length will also reduce the possibility of soot being produced by your candle, happy days!

Secondly, each time you burn your candle, it is so important to allow the entire top layer of wax to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax. This can sometimes take up to 4 hours, depending on the temperature of your room. So try not to light your candle just before you're heading out of the house.  This way you will get the biggest and best scent possible from your candle!


In addition, this will prevent tunnelling. This is when you are left with wax around the edge of your jar and it burns down the middle – every candle fanatics worst nightmare! This way you should get a huge 150 hours burning time from your large jar!


 Yankee Candles also have a safety mechanism in their jar whereby you will always be left with wax at the end of your jar. The glass may get quite hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. This safety mechanism helps prevent possible damage to the surface on which the jar is burning which is why you will ALWAYS be left with wax at the bottom of your jar. However, you should also remember that candles should always be burned on heat resistant surfaces; i.e., trivets, plates or other appropriate holders. And also please NEVER leave a lighted candle unattended.

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