Are Yankee Candle Jars Food Safe?

Yankee Candle jars have been a popular home decor for decades. However, some people are concerned about their jar’s food safety after reading that the lid has a rubber seal inserted into the jar’s lid.

This seal can be punctured by a utensil and contaminate your candle’s ingredients.

This is why avoiding using Yankee Candle jars for food storage or serving as part of a meal is recommended because they may not be safe for food preparation. Other brands like Flameless Candles are considered safer than Yankee Candle jars.

Are Yankee Candles Safe?

There is a lot of hype surrounding the reputation of Yankee Candles. They claim their candles are made from “pure, premium 100% soy wax” and are “handcrafted in America.” But just because their company makes these claims does not make them true. 

One can only assume at this point that their candles are safe to burn and there isn’t any toxic residue left over, but as with anything else with too much exposure, you should still be careful. 

We recommend you further investigate what uses these candles have for safety purposes before burning one in your apartment or house to avoid any problems down the line. Also, you may want to consider putting some science aside and instead focus on enjoying the candle for its beautiful scent and an exciting time together.

As far as soy wax goes, there is a lot of controversy surrounding it. The most common benefits are that it is a renewable resource, economical to produce, and environmentally friendly in general. The problem is that we still don’t know all the side effects of burning soy wax candles. You should also not burn it too close to anything that could catch fire, like curtains or clothing. Also, ensure you clean your windows before burning any candles to prevent anything falling on them or any particles from being left behind for you to worry about adding toxicity to your home’s air.

Why are there blue wax drips on my glass jar?

If you have seen a blue wax drip on a glass jar, you might wonder why this happens and what causes it. This post will provide an answer to that question.

Pouring hot wax into containers can cause small holes in the container’s sides over time, letting liquid leak out. Since the vacuum seal from the lid is no longer acting as a barrier, these leaks may occur when you lift or tilt the jar. The blue wax drips result from this slow seepage of the hot wax’s liquid counterpart.

Since this is a normal phenomenon and therefore is not considered a defect, we recommend you store your products in other types of containers that can better withstand hot wax without damage (microwavable food storage containers). For example, if you wish to use glass jars, we suggest storing them upside down or applying paraffin paper strips to the sides to seal any small holes that may develop.

You may also want to consider using the 5 oz. or 10 oz. Clear plastic jars instead of glass jars, which you can microwave without worrying about leaks or damage to the jar.


Charles is a freelance writer whose areas of expertise include home renovation, gardening, and design. A graduate with a degree in Digital Marketing and Business Management. Charles is currently a freelance writer. Charles is always typing away on his laptop or tackling his newest home improvement project. He likes to spend quality time with his family, riding, and working out at the gym.

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