Using Wax Melts

 


 

Scented wax melts are a popular alternative to candles. While candles are not going anywhere soon (They're as old as time), Wax melts are entering our homes at a growing rate. There are many reasons for this; they are considered cleaner, cheaper and more versatile.... They're also fun!

 

​​Always use an approved wax warmer designed specifically for the job
Aside from safety, wax warmers will maintain a steady warmth. They're designed specifically for the job and can generate just enough heat to simply keep the wax melted, while allowing the fragrance to slowly dissipate.

There are a ton of warmer styles to suit any home décor making them a picturesque option.

​Choose your warmer type; Traditional melters have heat generated by a small unscented candle, such as a tea light. Newer versions use a light bulb for warmth. Each just as effective and plenty warm enough to melt wax. Use your personal preference, and research for safety issues. (Either way, all wax warmers need supervision).

The fragrance should last 8 hours (as long as you don't let yourself go nose blind). However, this depends on the size of the room, the type of melter and how intense you like them.

storage

 Store your wax melts in a cool, dark place. They should never be exposed to sunlight for long periods of time. 

 

How to clean out old wax melts

When you are ready for new melts.. First turn your warmer off. When the wax has began to cool (but has not hardened). Place a few cotton balls into the melt pool. Let them sit to soak up as much wax as possible, then discard.  You can then wipe any residue wax from your warmer tray with a paper towel. 

IMPORTANT

NEVER Pour wax down sinks, drains or toilet etc.

Be careful not to get wax on skin, as irritation may occur.

NEVER add water or other substance to the wax.

 

Scent Throw

​You may prefer a not so strong, softer scent. Or you may have a smaller room (such as a bathroom). In that case start with half a wax cube and add if you need more.

​You may prefer a stronger scent, especially towards the end of a melt’s life, or you have a larger living space; go ahead and add a second cube.

 

Get creative

Design your own combinations. Try different scents together to create something unique. Lavender and Honeysuckle? Chocolate and Vanilla? Apple and Pumpkin? The combinations are literally endless, that's a flexibility you won’t get in a candle!