What Are Wax Melts And How To Use Them

Wax Melts: What They Are & How to Use Them


Wax melts are in fashion this year.


Decorators and home designers were the first to incorporate wax melts into their houses. Wax melts are now available everywhere as an alternative to scented candles and incense.


Wax melts are easy to use and very popular right now.


Unlike candles, wax melts produce almost no harmful chemical emissions into the environment.


New to wax melts as a safer alternative to candles?


Here's your guide to wax melts, what they are and how to use them in your home.


What Are Wax Melts?


Wax melts are produced from pure beeswax, and mixed with natural scents.


Wax melts are used to liven the atmosphere of your space with a special scent: a wide variety of wax melts are available, from traditional scents like vanilla to more specific blends.


Candles can produce a lot of undesired chemical waste as they burn. Thanks to their ingredients, wax melts burn much "cleaner" than traditional paraffin wax candles.


Wax melts are more popular because they are safer, fragrant and completely natural.


How Do Wax Melts Work?


Wax melts are surrounded in a glass casing. It guarantees that the wax heats up and throws the vapour of the scent in to the air.


Proper wax melt use is easy: light the top and allow the wax melt to burn as needed.


Never let any wax melts or candles burn unattended. It's never a good idea to leave wax melts burning, or to leave the room just after you have lit them. Check your wax melts - for everyone's safety!


For extra safety, place your wax melts on a saucer filled with water or sand. If anything should happen by accident, there's a barrier to smother potential fire.


Why Are Wax Melts Superior to Candles?


Candles are getting less popular.


Traditional paraffin wax candles can be very dangerous. Stick candles are one of the leading causes for accidental fires worldwide.


Wax melts are much safer when compared to candles.


Candles release soot and paraffin fumes into the environment when they burn. Wax melts, by comparison, do not.


Scented candles have the potential to release potentially damaging chemicals into the air. High-quality wax melts are made from only natural scented ingredients: thus, they burn away cleaner.


It's why more people are picking wax melts.


Can Wax Melts Be Used Again?


Candles leave very little leftovers when they have finished burning. The same doesn't count for wax metls. When your wax melts are done burning, there will always be a little left over - and this can be recycled and used again.


High-quality wax melts are reusable.


Are Wax Melts Safe for Pets?


Check the ingredients of your individual wax melt purchase.


Dogs, cats and other animals show sensitivity to certain ingredients (e.g. mint) when oils or scents are burned. If your wax melt contains any ingredients that animals can be sensitive to, find another fitting scent for your home.


Where Can I Get Wax Melts?


Online: most home improvement stores and online retailers sell great quality wax melts in a variety of scents. Always double-check the ingredients to make sure it's exactly the atmosphere you were hoping for!