How to Use Wax Melts the Right Way Plus Other Tips


Many people enjoy lighting candles to create a warm, welcome atmosphere in any space, particularly if they have pets. When most people think of smells in the house, they think of candles. There are, however, alternative ways to enjoy smells than lighting a candle. Have you ever used wax melts?

What Are Wax Melts?

Wax melts are small round discs made from natural & synthetic waxes that are often used to scent rooms and make them feel more inviting. Candles are often used to enhance the mood or atmosphere in a room, but wax melts have the same effect. The melting point of melts is much lower than candles which means that the aroma is more noticeable.

What’s the Right Way to Use Wax Melts?

Place a chunk or two of your favourite wax melt into the dished area of the burner if using an electric burner. Then, just turn on the burner to heat and melt the wax, releasing the fragrance and filling the space with a lovely perfume.

Electric burners are fantastic since they don’t have a flame. Some wax melt users, for example, who have small children, choose these burners since they are seen as a safer choice.

If you’re using a traditional tealight heated burner (made of ceramic, glass, or metal, for example), you’ll also drop your wax melt into the dished area and then heat from below with a burning tea light.

Unlike a candle, the wax in a wax melt does not evaporate as it is used. Instead, the wax will soon lose its fragrance. When this happens, you should take the wax from the burner and replace it with a new wax melt.

There are several methods for removing an old wax melt from your burner. One typical method is to heat the cooled wax for about a minute, after which it should readily glide out. Others like to totally melt the wax before soaking a couple of cotton pads in it for removal.

How to Maintain and Store Your Wax Melts

It’s critical to perform frequent inspections on your warmers, regardless of kind, to ensure they’re safe to use, mainly because you’ll be heating to a relatively high temperature.

Examine your warmer for any hairline cracks, which might progress to cracks or fractures. If you detect any cracks, it is recommended that you change your warmer and replace it.

Place your warmer on a level, firm, heat-resistant surface since you will be heating it when you switch it on or ignite your tealight. Oil warmers differ from wax melt warmers, and it’s critical to understand the distinction since using wax melts in your oil burner will cause it to melt quickly and lose the smell. This is because the warmer plate is usually significantly closer to the heat source.


It is critical to keep your items in a cool, dry place away from direct sunshine or heat and keep your container closed or sealed.

If you realize that you can’t smell your wax melt very well, it may be time to change the wax, or your nose may have grown accustomed to the fragrance after being exposed to it.

This may sound crazy, but try sniffing coffee beans if your wax doesn’t smell but doesn’t need a replacement! Something in the beans helps to restore your scent receptors.


Now you know what wax melts are, how they can be used, and how to use them to maximum effect. Since you now know more about them, you should be able to use them with confidence to add an extra layer of elegance to your home.

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