Candle Tips

Tips & Tricks to help you get the most out of your Yankee Candles

How to take care of your Yankee Candle

All Candle Styles

  • Remove all packaging before you light the candle.
  • Trim the wick to 3mm (1/8") before lighting, and keep trimmed at all times while burning.
  • Always use an appropriate holder placed on a protected, heat-resistant surface.
  • Keep wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches or any foreign matter - this is combustible material and may cause a fire hazard.
  • Burn candles indoors, away from drafts, other heat sources, and any flammable objects or materials.
  • If smoking occurs, safely extinguish the candle with a Candle Snuffer, trim wick, remove trimmings and relight.
  • Keep burning candles within sight at all times.
  • Do not move candles while they are lit.
  • Handle with care; glass containers are fragile. Avoid glass to glass contact when removing or replacing the lid. Do not use if cracked, chipped or scratched. Do not refill with wax.
  • Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the jar. The jar may become hot. Handle carefully.
  • To minimize wax left on the sides of the jar, burn 3 hours at a time; it is normal for some wax to be left, the amount varying per colour, fragrance and burning conditions.
  • Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 12mm (1/2") of wax remains.
  • Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.
  • Place one or more melts in a melt warmer and light the unscented Tea Light beneath. We advise to only use Yankee Candle unscented tealights which will burn with a low controlled flame.
  • To change fragrances, leave your Wax Melt to cool and then gently pop it out with the lower half of your palm. Also you can heat your Wax Melt for under a minute and this will pop out with ease. Then with a dry cloth gently remove remaining wax.
  • Yankee Candle Electronic Melt Warmers can also be used with Wax Melts. Use the same as a traditional burner but without the tealight. Perfect for no fuss home fragrancing.

Candles are sensitive to light and temperature, so be careful when storing them for any extended period of time. Avoid colour fading, melting or cracking by storing candles in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight or fluorescent light. Storage temperature should not be allowed to exceed 27oC or fall below 0oC. Exposure to moisture may inhibit relighting.


Should the mouth of a jar candle become blackened while burning simply extinguish the candle, allow to cool and carefully wipe the jar with a dry paper towel. To avoid such blackening keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" at all times.


We strongly suggest you seek professional advice from cleaning experts such as carpet cleaners or furniture refinishers.

Burning Times

  • Large Classic Housewarmer Jar 110-150 hours
  • Medium Classic Housewarmer Jar 65-90 hours
  • Small Classic Housewarmer Jar 25-40 hours
Sampler Votive Candles
  • up to 15 hours in an appropriate holder
Scented Tea Lights
  • up to 6 hours each
Wax Melts
  • Approx 8 hours each
Ultimately, our candles exist to help make your house feel like a home, our basic guidelines on candle safety will help extend the life of the candle and your enjoyment.

Place Candles on a protected surfaceNever handle candles that are in use
Do not leave candles unattended Keep away from drafts
Keep multiple burning candles at least 10cm apartDo not allow children or pets near burning candles
Keep away from sources of heatKeep wick trimmed to 0.3cm
Extinguish using a candle snufferDon't drop matches into the wax

Flamingo Candles Candle Care

Flamingo Candles are made with EcoSoya soy wax. Environmentally friendly, EcoSoya is made using good, old-fashioned, earth grown soybeans, guaranteed to contain no petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products. All our candle wax is 100% vegetable.
Every pound of wax is analysed in a state of the art laboratory to ensure its quality. EcoSoya soy wax only leaves the plant after receiving a Certificate of Analysis, guaranteeing high standards are met.
EcoSoya soy wax is:

  • 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil
  • Natural and biodegradable
  • Not tested on animals
  • Free of palm wax
  • Free of petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products
  • Free of pesticides and herbicides
  • Free of toxic materials
  • Free of genetically modified materials
There are many benefits to using EcoSoya instead of traditional waxes (such as beeswax, paraffin wax and palm wax) in our candles. Our wax :

Does Not Stain
EcoSoya soy wax does not stain, so you don't have to worry about ruining clothing, furniture or other items.

Burns Cooler
Avoid wax burns knowing that EcoSoya soy wax burns at a cooler temperature.

Safe for Children
EcoSoya soy wax is non-toxic and burns at a cooler temperature for worry-free use around children.

Great for "Scenterior" Decorating
The consistency of EcoSoya soy wax allows for candles with a stronger scent and a purer scent throw. This creates great candles with the desired scent for any environment.

EcoSoya soy wax is an environmentally-friendly green product.

Soy is a resource that can be replaced at a rate comparable or faster to the rate of consumption.

Soy is continually producible without damaging the ecosystem.

Flamingo Candles are made with cotton wicks, which are made of 100% natural fibres and help minimise carbon build-up.

Flamingo Candles use a 10% fragrance ratio in all our candles to allow a stronger, more effective aroma.


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