Wax melts are relatively recent to the home fragrance industry, so don’t panic if you do not understand them. Continue reading to learn how to utilize wax melts and what they are.
Where Do Wax Melts Come From?
Merely stated, wax melts are flameless candle substitutes, often referred to as wax tarts. They’re frequently sold in chocolate-like bars that can be disintegrated into cubes and heated to unleash the scent inside.
CANDLES VS. WAX MELTS
So, what are the main distinctions between candlesticks and scented wax melts? The key distinction is in how they appear and how they are used. Candles can be burned for 2 to 4 hours before being extinguished. Wax melts, on the other hand, require the use of a wax melt warmer, also referred to as a wax burner, to be gradually melted. There are two types of tea light burners: electric and tea light.
The most significant advantage of using wax melts is that they are generally safer to use. Because an electric burner does not have a bare flame, many tea lights will burn out within four hours.
HOW TO WORK WITH WAX MELTS
Even though wax melts aren’t as simple to use like candles, when you get the hang of them, they’re fairly simple.
Step 1: Decide the wax melt you want to use.
There are many various wax kinds to choose from when it comes to wax melts.
Step 2: Place the wax melt on the burner.
You usually only really need 1-2 cubes or tarts of wax, based on the quantity of your wax melt. We suggest using only one cube for our wax melts. Just place some wax melt on the wax burner’s plate.
Step 3: Switch on your melting device.
If you’re utilizing an electric warmer, you ought to be able to turn it on with a switch or button. Carefully light your tea light and place it in the appropriate area underneath the dish if you’re utilizing a tea light warmer. Once you’ve started your wax burner, the wax will gradually melt, releasing a lovely perfume. One of our wax melts cubes will last for about 8 hours.
After 4 hours, your tea light might go out, therefore you might have to change it. If your electric warmer does not have a built-in timer, it is suggested that you obtain a timing plug so you wouldn’t miss switching it off. If you only want to heat your wax melts for an hour or two, just let it sit and re-burn it at a later point in time.
Step 4: Clean your burner and remove the wax.
If you’ve burned your wax melt and are wondering why it no longer smells, you may be suffering from nose-blindness, but more likely it’s time to replace your wax melt. So, what’s the best way to drain a wax burner? To begin, ensure that your burner is cool to the touch. After that, you have a few options for emptying your burner. Some individuals like to melt the wax in a microwave for a few moments until it becomes liquid, then soak it up with cotton balls and throw it away.
Everyone else will heat the burner for a few seconds until the wax melt has softened slightly, then scoop it out and discard it. Instead, re-usable popper liners can be used. For a less messy procedure, place a liner in the burner dish, pour in your melt, and then just pop the solidified wax out when you’re done. Clean the burner plate off with tissue paper or moist cloth when the wax has been gone. Cleaning products should not be used because they may emit toxic fumes when burned.
As a result, congrats! You’ve mastered the art of wax melting. Go and melt some cubes!