Instructions for Using Yankee Candle Electric Home Air Fresheners

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Yankee Candle is on a mission to bring the scent of casual sophistication to your home at any given time. The premium-scented candle company doesn't stop at candles, as iconic as those scents may be. The Yankee Candle electric home air fresheners create an appealing aromatic environment in your home without a flame, but operating an electric air freshener is a bit more complicated than striking a match.


Types of Electric Air Fresheners

With an average of 20 home fires from candles reported per day, an open flame isn't the safest way to liven up the fragrance in your home. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the traditional candle that can use the electric power of an outlet, including the Yankee Candle wall plugs, aroma diffusers, and wax warmers. Each of these uses a different method and material to make your home smell its very best. These alternatives can likely last longer than the traditional candle as well.


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Yankee Candle Wall Plug Instructions

The Yankee Candle ScentPlug is a convenient, affordable, and discreet way to keep your home smelling refreshing. To use a ScentPlug, you'll first need to purchase the diffuser base. This is the decorative cover that plugs directly into the wall outlet. They run from $5 to $30 and come in a variety of designs, from bees and succulents to fixtures with LED light displays.


Your base won't determine the scent, though. You'll need to purchase ScentPlug refills and insert them into the base. Simply remove the refill cap and insert it into the base, keeping the refill right side up until it clicks into place. Then plug the base into an outlet. Your fragrance should last for 30 days. When you can see that the refill casing has emptied its fragrance, it's time to replace it.


Yankee Candle Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

The Yankee Candle Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser is also electrically powered via a cord to your outlet. This appliance has more features than the simple wall plug-in. The Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser creates a sensory experience by coordinating lighting with your choice of Yankee Candle fragrance blends and essential oils. The gentle aroma releases into the air in a soft mist, and the auto shutoff feature allows you to drift off to sleep without worrying about the moisture increasing in the air all night long.


To use it, add five to seven drops of essential oils or Yankee Candle fragrance blends to the diffuser. Fill the water tank and enjoy the misty fragrance while the light cycles through 10 colors.

Yankee Candle Wax Warmers

Yankee Candle wax warmers plug into your outlet with a cord that's usually about 6 feet long. These warmers are designed to be stylish fixtures on your mantel, shelf, or table. Each wax warmer features a recessed heating dish that warms the wax, filling the room with fragrance without the need for an open flame.


You can use a wax warmer by plugging it into the wall and placing the wax melt of your choice into the heating dish area. Some feature an indicator light to let you know the wax warmer is on. Others have an internal LED light for a soft glow that mimics the look of a flame. Some wax warmers can also be programmed to run for a certain number of hours.

Even though there is no open flame, the heat and melted wax could be dangerous to pets and children if the wax warmer is knocked over.



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