Yankee Candle Illumalid

Many people know that your jar candles will burn better if you place a metal lid on top, but sometimes these lid "trap" the fragrance inside the jar. Yankee Candle makes a product called an Illuma-Lid, with an innovative design to solve this very problem.


Review: Yankee Candle Illumalid

Published 13:14 pm

As a former manager at a retail candle store, I can tell you that many candle retailers try to sell you all sorts of tools and accessories to go with your candle--many of which you do not really need. For example, candle snuffers to put out a burning candle are completely unnecessary; whereas a tool called a ''wick shipper'' is extremely handy for keeping the wick in jar candles neatly trimmed. Many retailers sell metal lids that fit on top of jar candles, claiming that they help the jar candle burn better.

But do they really work?

The idea behind these metal jar lids is very simple. The lid redirects some of the heat from the flame back down into the jar (instead of allowing it to escape into the air above), which helps to melt more of the wax on the surface of the candle.

This, in turn, allows the candle to burn completely and evenly without any "tunneling." Also, by placing a metal surface directly above the flame of the candle, any soot that is produced will collect on the bottom of the lid, instead of turning the jar and your walls black. Indeed, the simple act of using a metal lid when burning candles significantly improves their appearance and burn quality.

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Traditionally, the problem with these metal jar lids has been that they lower the fragrance output of the candle by "trapping" some of the scent in the jar. Most people burn candles for the fragrance, so this is definitely not something you want to happen.

Here's where the Yankee Candle Illuma-Lid comes in-this special lid is made with a "dome" shape at the top, which allows the fragrance to escape into the room. Now, you can use a metal lid for your jar candles without sacrificing the scent!

The other good thing about Yankee Candle Illuma-Lids is the fact that they can "fix" candles that have burned improperly in the past. If you have a candle that is "tunneling," or has lots of excess wax left on the sides, just burn the jar candle for a few hours with an Illuma-Lid on top and most of these problems will magically correct themselves. Illuma-Lids are available at all Yankee Candle retail stores, as well as other select retailers nationwide.

Bestselling Yankee Candle Illumalid Products in 2020


Yankee Candle Black Scroll Jar Holder & Illuma-lid Jar Candle Topper Set Gift Set

Yankee Candle Black Scroll Jar Holder & Illuma-lid Jar Candle Topper Set Gift Set
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • CANDLE NOT INCLUDED. Set includes ONE HOLDER & ONE ILLUMA-LID.
  • Open metal scrollwork pattern with rustic wrought iron finish surrounds your favorite fall fragrance. Fits all Large and Medium Jar candles and helps reduce drafts so that the candle flame burns more evenly.
  • Holder measures 3" high with 4" diameter. Medium jar fits as shown. Large jar will be about double the height of the holder.

Yankee Candle Celtic Dreams Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Celtic Dreams Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Designed to fit our large and medium jar candles.

Yankee Candle Home Collection Copper Leaves Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Home Collection Copper Leaves Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Designed to fit our large and medium jar candles.

Yankee Candle Chrome and Copper Collection Illuma Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Chrome and Copper Collection Illuma Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Inspired by ornate Moroccan patterns, our copper Illuma-Lid jar candle topper is exotic as well as practical. Specifically designed to reduce the effects of drafts. Simply place the lid on a large or medium jar candle and it will help the candle flame burn steadier while allowing superb distribution of the scent.
  • Designed to fit our large and medium jar candles.

Yankee Candle Cross Lacing Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Cross Lacing Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Designed to fit our large and medium jar candles.

Yankee Candle Illuma-lid Candle Topper Maple Leaf

Yankee Candle Illuma-lid Candle Topper Maple Leaf
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Maple leaves and acorns to adorn your favorite Yankee Candle! Perfect for Fall or to use year round!
  • For use with our Large or Medium Classic Jar candles.

Yankee Candle Copper Plaid Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Copper Plaid Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Adds Elegance
  • Reduces the effects of drafts and enhance fragrance distribution by making the candle flame burn steadier
  • Fits Medium OR Large Yankee Candle Jars

Yankee Candle Everyday Metal Silver Scroll Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Everyday Metal Silver Scroll Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Dimensions 1.125" H x 3.375" Diameter

Yankee Candle Frosty Collection Silver Snowflake Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper

Yankee Candle Frosty Collection Silver Snowflake Illuma-Lid Jar Candle Topper
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Reminiscent of a traditional Nordic sweater pattern, this gleaming silver topper features symmetrical crystalline shapes.
  • helps icandle burn better. Illuma-Lid toppers reduce the effects of drafts and enhance fragrance distribution by making the candle flame burn steadier.
  • For use with our Large or Medium Jar candles.

Yankee Candle Winter Trees Silver Collection Illuma-lid

Yankee Candle Winter Trees Silver Collection Illuma-lid
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020