Updated: Mar 15
What Are Wax Melts?
Wax melts are scented pieces of wax without a wick. They come in different shapes and sizes. A wax melt can give off a slight scent when cold; however, they are designed to be slowly warmed using a tart or wax warmer. A wax warmer can be electric while others use a tea light as the heating source.
How Do We Use Wax Melts?
Wax melts are very easy to use. You simply take your wax melt and place one or more in your warmer or melter. Then light your tea light or turn on your heat warmer if it is electric. When you are finished using them, you just turn off or remove the heat source and the wax will solidify until you are ready to use it again. When you are ready to use it again, just turn the warmer back on or light the tea light (depending on which type of warmer you have).
When you are ready to dispose of the used wax melts, you just allow the wax to harden, then just allow it to heat for a few minutes to loosen it and it should pop right out.
What Are the Best Wax Melts and Which Ones Should I Avoid?
There are different types of wax melts available. Most wax melts are made with either paraffin wax or soy wax. You should avoid paraffin wax which is a petroleum by-product. Always opt for a 100% natural soy wax melt that is dye-free. They burn cleaner than paraffin and generally last longer.