Burn times & safety tips


  • Handle with care; glass containers are fragile. Avoid glass-to-glass contact when removing or replacing the lid. Do not use if the jar is 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.
  • If smoking occurs, check for drafts or high traffic areas, which may cause flame to flicker and smoke. Also, be sure that the wick is no longer than 1/8". If it is, extinguish, trim to 1/8", and relight.
  • 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 will vary per colour, fragrance and burning conditions.
  • Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2" of wax remains. Only burn in a suitable holder, or on a plate or other fire and heat resistant surface.
  • Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.


  • When wax pool reaches the candle’s edge, extinguish flame and allow candle to harden before relighting. This will prevent dripping.
  • Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains.
  • Never place directly on furniture. Only burn in an appropriate holder.

Scented Tea Lights

  • Do not burn in an enclosed space like a potpourri pot. For this purpose use Yankee® Tart® Warmers (unscented tea lights), and be sure the burner is well ventilated.
  • If wick smokes or builds up carbon, extinguish flame and remove the carbon before relighting.

Samplers® Votive Candles

  • Burn only in an appropriate holder. Do not burn freestanding.

Tarts® Wax Potpourri

  • Place Tarts® Wax Potpourri in the top of a dry potpourri burner and never add water. Light one of the unscented Tarts® Warmers (never use scented tea lights) for a controlled low flame made especially for potpourri burners. When melted, the wax potpourri will release its wonderful fragrance.
  • To change fragrance, extinguish the Tarts® Warmer flame and allow the melted Tarts® Wax Potpourri to harden. Gently tap the sides of the burner and in most cases the wax will pop out. Discard the melted wax potpourri or store in a plastic bag for reuse.
  • If using an electric potpourri pot, They recommend that you use one that is UL listed for safety assurance.

Oil Warmers

Warning: If used incorrectly oil warmers are potentially dangerous, only use in accordance with instructions.

Read the following instructions carefully and completely before each use.

  1. Before each use ensure unit is dry, clean, and free of deposits.
  2. Place unit on a level, heat and flame resistant, surface away from drafty areas, other heat sources, and flammable objects.
  3. Add up to 20 drops of your favourite Yankee Candle ® home fragrance oil to the bowl. Do not over-fill the bowl. Do not place wax potpourri in the bowl.
  4. Place a Yankee Candle® unscented, metal encased, tea light candle in the centre of the base and light candle. Never use scented tea light candles.
  5. Allow heat from candle to warm the oil. As the oil warms, fragrance will be released into the room. When desired fragrance level is achieved, extinguish flame and allow unit to cool. Unit will become hot while in use - do not touch while in use. Allow unit, oil and tea light candle to cool completely before touching.
  6. Oil may be added to bowl as long as there is oil in the bowl. If no oil remains in the bowl, extinguish candle and allow unit to cool before refilling bowl.
  7. Never leave unit unattended. Keep face away from unit while lit.
  8. Do not use perfume oils intended for use on the skin.
  9. Do not add water to hot oil.
  10. Use only with Yankee Candle® home fragrance oils.
  11. Keep away from children and pets.

To clean: Dispose of tea light and any remaining oil once unit has cooled. Wipe with dry cloth and remove excess oil and deposits.

Burn Times

Housewarmer® & Home Classics™ Jars

  • 22 oz. net weight (623.7g), 110-150 hours
  • 19.8 oz. (538.6g), 100-135 hours
  • 14.5 oz (411.1g), 65-90 hours
  • 12.3 oz. (348.7g), 55-75 hours
  • 7.5 oz. (212.6g), 45-55 hours
  • 3.7 oz. (104.9g), 25-40 hours


  • 2.4" x 3.3" x 4" (6cm x 8.4cm x 10.16cm), 45-60 hours
  • 2.4" x 3.3" x 6" (6cm x 8.4cm x 15.2cm), 65-80 hours
  • 2.8" x 3" (7.1cm x 7.6cm), 35-45 hours
  • 2.8" x 4" (7.1cm x 10.6cm), 50 hours
  • 2.8" x 6" (7.1cm x 15.2cm) Smooth, 70-85 hours
  • 2.8" x 6" (7.1cm x 15.2cm) Textured, 70 hours
  • 3" x 3" (7.6cm x 7.6cm), 45 hours
  • 3" x 6" (7.6cm x 15.2cm), 75 hours
  • 4" x 3" (10.16cm x 7.6cm), 60 hours
  • 4" x 4" (10.16cm x 10.16cm), 65 hours
  • 5" x 4" x 4" (12.7cm x 10.16cm x 10.16cm), 85 hours

Samplers® Votive Candles

  • up to 15 hours in a proper holder

Scented Tea Lights

  • 4 to 6 hours each


  • 12" (30.5cm), 11 hours
  • 10" (20.3cm), 9 hours

Tarts® Wax Potpourri

  • about 8 hours of fragrancing each