Why Wax Melts?
Wax melts are much safer than using an oil and water mixture, which can spit and splatter your walls. Water mixed with oil becomes incredibly hot and evaporates completely. Often the dish can then run dry and potentially explode! Because the fragrance in the wax evaporates but the wax doesn't, you can be more confident in using your wax burner to fragrance your room. You continue to melt the wax until the fragrance has faded or you simply fancy a change!
How to use wax melts:
Wax melts, also known as tarts, often contain more potent, longer-lasting scents than traditional candles. Since there is no wick, you can simply warm the wax in an electric warmer/ tea light burner until the scent is no longer as strong as you'd like. Then remove the wax and replace it with fresh wax melts.
Never add water or oil to the wax melts, and remember to choose unscented tea lights to avoid confusing scents.
Removing the wax:
There are a couple of different techniques to removing wax from your burner or warmer.
- When the tea light has extinguished, or the warmer has been switched off, pour the liquid wax into a heat safe pot (it's is fine to use an empty scent shot pot!) Wipe out the well with a paper towel or cotton wool and you're ready to go again! 2. Wait for the burner to cool and the wax to solidify. Then, pop the burner (or dish, if separate) into the fridge or freezer for about ten minutes. You can then pop out the wax easily, with no scraping required. We DO NOT recommend placing an electric warmer into a fridge or freezer. Use this method only if the dish is removable from the warmer unit.
- Be careful not to overfill the dish/well. More does not necessarily mean you getting a stronger scent throw. Experiment with different amounts. Every scent and type of wax is different, as is the warmer or burner. Some electric warmers work best with a very thin layer of melted wax.
- Always make sure your burner or warmer is on a heatproof surface. This is the same for candles. Some people use placemats or candle plates. It is your responsibility to ensure that your furniture (and home) is protected.
- Keep all warmers and burners out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never leave a tea light burner unattended.
Why not create your own fragrances? You could pop two or three pieces of different melts into your burner to create something unique! We call it 'mixology' and it's how we come up with our favourite blends!