What are Wax Melts and How to Use - Scent 26 Candle Co.

What are Wax Melts and How to Use

Wax Melts are still relatively new to the home fragrance scene in the UK, so no need to worry if you don't know much about them. Read on if you would like to learn more and the best way to use them.

What are Wax Melts?

Wax Melts are scented, shaped pieces of wax that don't have a wick (unlike a candle). They can be found in a wide range of shapes and dimensions. When a wax melt is cold, it can emit a faint scent, however, they are meant to be slowly warmed via a wax burner or wax warmer. A wax burner or wax warmer can be electric, or a tea light can be used as the heating source.

Wax Melts - How to Use Them

1. Decide which wax melt you want to use

There are many different types of wax to choose from when it comes to wax melts. We use a High Performance Blend Wax from one of the UK's Best Wax Suppliers. This wax is excellent for Wax Melts. It's a perfectly balanced blend of soy and mineral wax, resulting in a perfectly smooth finish, excellent colour and fragrance retention.

2. Place the Wax Melt on the Burner

You typically only require 1 or 2 cubes of wax but this depends on your Wax Melts, the size of your Wax Melt Burner and the size of Room. Simply place the Wax Melts in the Burner dish.

3. Get the Wax Burner going

You should be able to turn on an Electric Burner with a switch or button (if you're using one). If not, simply light your tea light and place it in the designated space below the dish if you're using a tea light Wax Burner.

Once you've started your Wax Burner, the wax will slowly melt, releasing a lovely aroma. Some wax melts cubes will last for about 8 hours.

As previously stated, your tea light should burn out after 4 hours, so it may be necessary to replace it. Some electric warmers have timers built in. If yours doesn't, experts recommend investing in a timer plug to ensure that you don't forget to turn it off!

If you only want to burn your wax melt for an hour or so, simply let it harden and re-burn it at a later time.

4. Clean your Wax Melt Burner by Removing the Wax

If you've burned your Wax Melt and are wondering why it no longer smells, It's possible you're suffering from nose-blindness, but more likely it's time to replace your wax melt!

So, what's the best way to empty a wax burner? To begin, make sure your burner is completely cool to the touch (always safety first!).

Following that, there are a few options for emptying your burner. Some people prefer to melt the wax in a microwave for a few minutes until it's liquid, then soak it up with cotton balls or baby wipe and throw it away.

Others will turn on the burner for a few seconds to loosen the wax, then scoop it out and toss it in the bin.

Alternatively, re-usable popper liners can be used. Place a liner in the burner dish, pour in your melt, and then simply pop the hardened wax out when you're done.

Wipe the burner dish down with a paper towel, damp cloth or baby wipe once the wax has been removed. Cleaning products should not be used because they may emit harmful gases when burned.

As a result, congratulations, you've mastered the art of wax melting!  You can check out our range of wax melt burners here.

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