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When you think of home fragrance you may traditionally think of candles but there are other fabulous alternatives such as reed diffusers and wax melts that will release beautiful aromas in your home. 

If you're new to wax melts they may seem a little daunting but don't worry, we've got you, girl 🥰

What are Wax Melts?

Wax Melts are relatively new to the Home Fragrance scene so you may be puzzled what exactly they are. Essentially - wax melts are scented chunks of wax that release fragrance when heated. 

If you're just starting your wax journey, we offer a starter kit. This includes a burner and a selection of some of our most popular scents. Or if you want to try some new scents, take a look at our selection of sample kits.

Wax Melts vs Candles

Unlike candles, wax melts don't have a wick so need to be heated in either a tealight or electric wax burner. Additionally, wax melts do not evaporate so you can simply reheat them until the fragrance goes. 

They make a fabulous alternative to scented candles; not only are they cheaper, but stronger in fragrance as wax melts can hold more fragrance oil than candles.

Wax Melts are also generally safer to use than candles. An electric burner has no naked flame and most tealights will burn themselves out within four hours. 

How to use Wax Melts

1. Break off one or two chunks of your wax melt (depending on how strong you like your fragrance) and place in either a tealight or electric wax burner. 

Place wax in burner with tealight 
2. If you're using a tealight wax burner, place an unscented tealight candle in the space underneath the wax dish. Electric burners should have a switch or button to turn on.
Light tealight and wait for wax to melt 
3. Once your tealight is lit or electric burner is turned on, the wax will slowly melt and release beautiful aromas. One chunk of wax should release scent for 8-10 hours.
Wait for wax to melt and fill your room with gorgeous aromas

 

If you need a burner to melt your wax melts, you can browse our selection of wax burners here.

How to use Wax Melts Safely

If you're using a tealight burner please only use up to four hour tealights - any longer will cause the burner to become dangerously hot and can shatter. Please read your burner's enclosed safety information and follow the instructions for safe use.

Remember to keep burners away from children and pets and do not move the burner whilst lit.

Our products may look good enough to eat but they are not for consumption, please store wax melts safely away from children. All of our wax melts state the allergens on the back of the packaging.

The number one rule of wax safety is never leave a burning candle unattended!

How to change Wax Melts

One chunk of Glam Wax should last between 8 and 10 hours. When you can no longer smell the fragrance it is time to replace the wax. 

Light a tealight so the hardened wax melts. Once wax is in a liquid state soak up with cotton wool pads (be careful of spillages and make sure you have a bin close to hand). Now your burner is ready for a new melt!

Another popular method is to put your tealight burner in the freezer and allow the wax to harden and then "pop out". However, make sure you allow the burner to reach room temperature before using again otherwise the burner could crack.

Do not use a knife to scrap out the wax as this could scratch and damage your burner.

Types of Wax Melt

Wax melts are generally either made from paraffin or soy wax. At Glam Wax, we use soy wax as we prefer this natural vegetable wax made from soy beans which is biodegradable and provides a great scent throw.

All of our wax melts are vegan friendly, cruelty free and strongly scented!

If you fancy trying wax melts, we have a wide selection of fragrances from fruity to fresh - browse our scents here. Glam Wax soy wax melts are sold in two sizes: Segment Pots and Clamshells

Take a look at the Glam Wax blog for more tips and tricks!

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