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How to use Candle Tools and Accessories

How to use Candle Tools and Accessories

Prolong the Life of your Candle With Candle Tools & Accessories

Whether you are a self confessed proud candle connoisseur or new to the candle world we want you to get the absolute most out of your candles!

We find that many candle tools & accessories often go overlooked as many people aren’t aware of the amazing benefits they can have.

Our Candle Tools & Accessories not only extend the life of your candles, they can improve the fragrance and overall burn performance, too.


Wick Trimmer

Always trim your candles wick to 1/2cm before each time you light the candle. Use the Yankee Candle Kennsington Wick trimmer to trim long or crooked wicks which can cause high flames, smoking and uneven burning.


Illuma Lids

An Illuma-Lid is a pierced metal “lid” that is made to sit on top of the Yankee Candle glass jar candles while they burn. The Illuma-Lid works by reducing the effects of drafts and helping fragrance distribution by making the candle flame burn steadier.

Check out our beautiful range of Illuma lids here


Jar Sleeves

Candle covers or candle sleeves are an inexpensive way to freshen up the looks of your candle as you use it as your jar may suffer from age, dirt or heat damage.

The Yankee Candle Jar Sleeve fits Large and Medium candle jars, we also have a collection of jar holders for Tea Lights & Votives.

Click here to see the range


Shades & Trays

Yankee Candle Shades & Trays are perfect to pair with our Classic Large Jars. Without an Illuma Lid or Shade your candle flame will dance about, may produce soot and overall decrease the life of your candle. Adding a topper such a s a shade will prevent this and keep your flame steady, protect it from drafts and give an overall even burn.


Yankee Candles Shades and Trays  are the perfect way to protect your candle while also adding interior style!


Full Range of our Shades & Trays designed for Medium & Large Jar Yankee Candles can be found here



Use a Candle Snuffer to extinguish your candle and stop hot wax splashing or hot wick embers escaping into the wax pool.


Got any questions about which candle accessories are right for you? Feel free to us a DM on Instagram or Facebook & we will be happy to help you get the longest life out of your favourite candle fragrances!