Forget your household candles – it’s time to focus on the next best thing, wax melts, which are fragrant bits of wax that melt over warm water without the use of a wick.
The greatest wax melts come in a variety of eye-catching colors, shapes, sizes, and room-filling aromas, making them perfect gifts or centerpieces that look and smell great.
Wax melts are an inexpensive and long-lasting way to perfume your house. While wax melts are comparable to scented candles, they offer a few additional benefits.
The wick-free scented wax melts are less expensive, last longer, and are chemical-free, making them ideal for a family with young children or an office setting.
They’re also more eco-friendly, while yet giving the same benefits as scented candles, such as infusing your home with smell and providing aromatherapy benefits.
Wax melts are commonly available in cubes, bars, or adorable small shapes such as hearts and stars (cute gift alert!).
Because you’ll often find them in packages with small chunks carrying different smells, they’re a wonderful way to try out a scent on the cheap before committing to it.
If you’re new to wax melts, you’ll need to purchase a wax melt warmer before you can use them (you typically light a tea light in a ceramic wax melt holder).
Why Choose Wax Melts Over Candles?
#1 The scented Wax Melts are flame free
According to the National Fire Protection Association, candle-related incidents cost millions in direct property damage between 2014 and 2018. Although decorative candles are attractive, the open flame creates a risk of accidentally catching something else on fire.
Wax melt warmers do not require a flame, but they do require electricity. Warming scented wax melts, tarts, or cubes is done with an electric wax melt warmer, which usually has a small light bulb or a built-in ceramic heater within. The built-in heater provides just enough heat to warm wax melts, tarts, or cubes, allowing them to release their smell in as little as 5-10 minutes!
#2 Wax melts are certainly better and easier to use than candles
Wax melts and wax warmers are often permitted in settings where candles are prohibited owing to their flame, such as offices, flats, dorms, and other public spaces. Parents who are concerned about their children being near an open flame adore wax melting.
They’re convenient because they don’t require a lighter or matches, and the wax melts themselves are small and come packaged in a box or bag for storage. They come in cubes, squares, and various shapes, making them easier to break up and transport. Drop a wax melt into the wax melt warmer and forget about it when you want your room to smell beautiful for a long time. Wax melts can last from eight hours to two days!
#3 Wax Melts vs Candles are longer lasting!
Both the average burn time of candles and the average burn time of wax melts are affected by a variety of factors. The typical burn time is affected by the type of wax, the amount of fragrance oil, the flashpoint, and the size of the candle or wax melt. However, some people prefer wax melts to candles because of their longer burn time.
The average burn period of a 16-ounce candle jar is predicted to be between 60 and 84 hours. When you divide the maximum predicted burn duration (84 hours) by the number of ounces (16 oz), you get a burn time per ounce of around 5 hours. When compared to an 8 oz. pouch of Happy Wax® Wax Melts, which has an average burn time of 225 hours per 8 oz., this equates to 28 hours of burn time per ounce.