Yankee Candle Brand - interesting facts

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The world famous brand of premium scented candles was established in 1969 by Mike Kittredge (1952 - 2019). The company known as Yankee Candle began with twelve employees working from an old paper mill in Massachusetts. Today Yankee Candle employs more than 6,000 skilled, dedicated workers around the world and has over 35,000 authorised retailers world-wide. Yankee Candle has become the most recognised name in the candle business as the world’s best selling candle brand.

Mike Kittredge - History of Yankee Candle

Made in America with only the finest ingredients

Yankee Candles are made by master candlemakers who still observe the same rigid standards of commitment and craftsmanship, from their early days of making candles by hand. Every scented Yankee Candle is made with the finest ingredients from around the world, like natural fragrance extracts and natural fibre wicks.

The Yankee Candle brand shares your passion for fragrance. Master perfumers develop Yankee Candle fragrances for optimal performance. Each fragrance has to possess realism, accuracy and pleasantness of the true flower, food, fruit to create long lasting scents that will make your house feel like home. All Yankee Candle fragrances are rigorously tested and screened by highly experienced team of fragrance professionals to achieve the best quality and strength.

A few facts about Yankee Candle you may not know

Yankee Candle launch new scents every season. It is usually 3-4 scents per quarter. In addition Yankee Candle launch limited editions of 2-4 scents, twice a year.

Yankee Candles are made from paraffin wax. The wax and fragrance oils used in Yankee Candles are sensitive to both temperature and light. Extreme heat will cause your Yankee Candle to fade or discolour, extreme cold causes cracking and separation. Therefore, is it important to store your jar in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. It is recommended by Yankee Candle that your candle should not burn for more than four hours at a time. The candle should be extinguished, allow to cool for two hours and you should trim the wick 3mm before relighting. A Yankee Candle wick trimmer makes this task easy and creates a nice clean cut that properly maintains the wick.

What are the burn times of Yankee Candle products?

  • Large jars: 110-150 hours
  • Medium jars: 65-75 hours
  • Small jars: 25-30 hours
  • Votives: up to 15 hours
  • Wax Melts: 8 hours
  • Melt-cups: up to 24 hours
  • Tea lights: up to 24 hours

For safety’s sake – how to burn your Yankee Candle the proper way

Yankee Candle recommends the use of the Illuma-Lids to prevent tunnelling and to promote a clean, even burn that uses every inch of wax. The Illuma-Lid sits on top of the large or medium jars and helps to steady the flame so that an even wax pool is formed. The specially designed shape of the Illuma-Lid helps to keep the heat of the flame inside the jar. The result is a jar that burns clean and even while allowing superb distribution of the fragrance. Yankee Candle recommend that you discontinue use of your candle when 1cm of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base which may cause heat damage to the counter/surface.

Yankee Candles should be burned away from drafts, other heat sources and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Not only the candle…

You can use Yankee Candle products with a wide range of candle accessories to compliment your home: Votive Holders, Globe Candle Holders, Lamp Shades and Plates, classic Oil Burners and Electric Wax Melt Warmers. Yankee Candle also have a large range of Reed Diffusers, Scent Plugs and Car Air Fresheners. Yankee Candle share your passion for fragrance in your home, place of work, or car to give you that feeling of luxury or relaxation.


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