Wax melts are pieces of scented wax, often designed in beautiful shapes, colours and sizes that when heated in the top of an oil burner release a beautiful aroma into the room. Unlike candles, you do not directly light wax melts as they don’t come with a wick. Depending on the shape they take, they are sometimes known as wax tarts or cubes – however, you’ll find ours take the shape of adorable little green hearts.
While candles use the flame of their lit wick to melt the wax, wax melts have no wick and need to be heated using an wax melt burner that is a minimum of 12cm in height. Small but mighty, our wax melts are crafted from a highly-fragrance wax to ensure long-lasting fragrance release.
Popular, easy to use and low in price, wax melts are a wonderful way to fragrance the home.
HOW DO YOU USE WAX MELTS?
To use wax melts you’ll need an burner to heat them up and cause them to melt, releasing their fragrance. Add a couple of wax melts, depending on how strong you like your fragrance to be, to the reservoir at the top of your burner.
If you’re using an electric burner, follow the instructions to switch it on. If you’re using a tea light burner, place a tea light (Maximum 4 hour) in the recess at the bottom of the burner and light the tea light. The heat from the flame below will gradually melt the wax, releasing the scent.
When you want to stop the fragrance release, just blow out the tea light or switch off your electric burner.
HOW LONG DO WAX MELTS LAST?
The length of time wax melts last varies by the size and number of melts used. If there’s melted wax left in the reservoir of your burner after use, you can also save this and reuse next time, extending the life of your melts.
When melting wax melts, make sure to check the safety instructions of the burner you are using for any guidance on how long the burner can be safely used for – some advise not to exceed a certain time period in one go.
DO WAX MELTS LOSE THEIR SCENT IF NOT USED?
Like many fragranced products, leaving your wax melts unused for a long time can affect their scent and effectiveness. We recommend using within 12 months of purchase to get the best scent experience.
If you are storing your wax melts for several months, we suggest storing them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or fluorescent light to avoid any negative effects of light or temperature on the wax.
WHAT TO DO WITH OLD WAX MELTS?
After several uses you’ll notice your wax melts start to lose their fragrance and need to be changed for new ones. Before adding new melts or changing fragrance, you’ll want to remove the old wax from your Burner.
You should wait until the wax and Burner have fully cooled before you start cleaning. The cooled wax disk may be popped out of the reservoir and disposed of. Wash away remaining wax residue with warm, soapy water and leave your Burner to dry before the next use.