What Are Scented Wax Melts and How To Use Them in Place of Candles
It's time to get your melt on!
Wax melts are a flameless candle alternative designed to be used with a wax warmer. Small chunks of aromatic wax are slowly melted to release the fragrance into the room. Generally, the heat is created through an electric base or a tealight.
Wax melts are more economical than candles because they burn longer and use less fragrance. One ounce of wax melts can burn for up to 5x longer than a traditional candle.
Wax melts use less fragrance because they absorb heat slower than a candle. They release the aroma without burning the oils and causing the scent to evaporate quickly. A burning candle maintains a higher was temperature, and the fragrance burns much faster.
HOME AGAIN STUDIOS WAX MELTS
Our wax melts are made from 100% all-natural soy with no additives. They are dye-free and burn very clean, and are specifically designed to be used with ceramic wax melters.
All melts are crafted in the shape of a gemstone and sold in the same aromas as our candles. Our aromas are produced from fragrance oils that are carefully blended to create high-quality perfume scents that will fill your whole home.
Each melt will last roughly 5-7 days in a melter, depending on daily usage times.
USING A WAX WARMER
Wax melts are very easy to use. Just take one or more melts, place them on your warmer and turn it on or light a tealight, and within minutes the aroma will begin to fill your room.
To be safe, always read the instructions provided with your wax warmer. You'll want to make sure the top dish is clean before placing your wax melts. And whether you use wax melts, tarts, cubes, or scent shots, they're all the same and will work perfectly in your ceramic melter.
I recommend using 1oz of wax, which equals 3-4 of our Home Again Studios wax melts. You can add more or less, depending on the size of the room, the size of your wax warmer, and the amount of fragrance you want. Don't be afraid to experiment and mix different scents to create a unique aroma of your own.
Next, turn on your warmer or light the tealight and enjoy the long-lasting scent as the wax melts. When you are ready for a break, turn off the warmer or extinguish the tealight, and the wax will harden in the dish as it cools.
You can heat it multiple times. Once the aroma disappears, it is time to remove the wax and clean your ceramic warmer.
CLEANING A WAX WARMER
Always let the wax cool to room temperature before removing it. If you use an electric warmer, ensure you unplug it before cleaning.
Four different ways to remove the wax to clean your wax warmer:
- Place the dish in the freezer for 30 minutes to shrink the wax. This will allow you to remove the wax from the plate quickly.
- You can turn the wax melter on just long enough to melt the bottom layer of wax touching the dish. Then, flip the dish upside-down, and the wax will drop off. Wipe the plate clean and allow it to cool before using it again.
- Cotton Balls! Yep, if your wax melter has been on and the wax is in liquid form, place one or two cotton balls in the dish, and they will absorb the wax. Then just throw away the cotton balls and wipe any residue with a paper towel.
- Wax warmer liners, sometimes called wax warmer popper liners. These are reusable liners that you simply place the wax in and melt. When you are done, let the wax cool and flip the liner over, and the wax falls out. Quick and easy.
Heads up: Never put melted wax down the drain. It will harden again, and you don't want this to happen in the middle of your drain pipes!
There you have it, everything you need to know to begin enjoying wax melts in your home.
With love from our home to yours;
Julie & Joe