If you’re a fan of Yankee Candle wax melts, you may be wondering how long you can expect them to last.
According to Yankee Candle themselves, the recommended burn time for their wax melts is up to 8 hours.
This means that you can expect each wax melt to provide a strong, long-lasting fragrance for up to 8 hours of continuous use.
However, it’s important to note that the actual burn time may vary depending on factors such as the size of your wax melt warmer, the type of wax melt you’re using, and the ambient temperature in the room.
How to use Yankee wax melts?
Yankee candle’s instructions for use are, “Simply place a Wax Melt into a Yankee Candle® wax warmer, and enjoy true-to-life Yankee Candle® fragrance in minutes.”
You can use any brand of wax warmer or burner though, you don’t have to use Yankee’s own wax warmer.
Wax melts couldn’t be quicker and easier to use, which is a huge part of their appeal – plus they are safer than candles when left unattended.
All you have to do is take a melt out of the packet and place it in the wax warmer.
If you’re using a Yankee Candle wax warmer, you can easily adjust the size of your melts and control the intensity of the fragrance by using a dial.
Once your wax melt has lost its fragrance, you can easily remove it from the warmer and replace it with a new one.
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Do wax melts last longer than candles?
It’s also worth mentioning that wax melts tend to release their fragrance more slowly than traditional candles, so you may not notice as much of a decline in the scent over time.
This can be a good thing if you want a subtle, long-lasting fragrance, but it may not be as noticeable as a traditional candle if you’re looking for a strong, immediate burst of fragrance.
In any case, it’s always a good idea to follow the recommended burn time and use caution when using wax melts or any other type of candle.
Never leave a lit candle unattended, and make sure to keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Can you reuse Yankee Candle wax melts?
Wax melts are designed to be reused as many times as you like until the scent has run out.
Once the scent has faded, you can easily remove any remaining wax from your warmer and replace it with a new piece.
Reusing Yankee Candle wax melts is an economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy your favorite scents.
Just make sure you follow the recommended burn time and if you try adding additional scents such as essential oils make sure you’re being very careful.
Do unused wax melts lose their scent?
Some people may worry that their wax melts will lose their scent if left unused for too long.
Luckily, this isn’t something you have to worry about with Yankee Candle wax melts.
The company recommends storing them in a cool, dry place such as a cupboard or drawer away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
This will help to ensure that they retain their scent for as long as possible when you’re ready to use them.
If you’ve opened the packet and taken one out, however, there is going to be a gradual decline in the strength of the scent of the remaining melts.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to use the melts as soon as you can after opening them for the maximum scent, but it’s not something you need to rush.
Related – Tips for refreshing melts and making the most of their scents.
What’s the best-smelling Yankee wax melt scent?
This isn’t something I can answer for you as everyone has different tastes in scents and fragrances.
I can tell you that some of the most popular Yankee Candle wax melt scents include Blueberry Muffin, Clean Cotton, Lavender Vanilla, and Sakura Blossom Festival.
Maybe you could start with those if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of scents Yankee has available, as it is a lot.
If you’re looking for something more festive or seasonal, the company also offers a wide range of holiday-themed fragrances such as Spiced Pumpkin, Frosted Cranberry, and Red Apple Wreath.
The best way to find your favorite scent is to sample a few different ones and see what you like best!
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.