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What are Wax Melts and How to Use

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 can release beautiful aromas to fill your home. If you are new to wax melts they can seem a little daunting but don't worry I'm here to help a girl out :). 

What are wax melts?

You may be puzzled what exactly they are. Wax melts are scented chunks of wax that release fragrance when heated but the wax does not evaporate. Unlike candles, they are wickless so need heating in either a tealight or electric wax burner. They make a fabulous alternative to scented candles as not only are they cheaper but stronger in fragrance as wax melts can hold more fragrance oil than candles. We offer a starter kit which perfect for beginners starting their wax journey.

How to use wax melts

Break off one or two chunks of your wax melt (depends how strong you like your fragrance) and place in either a tealight or electric wax burner. If using a tealight wax burner, place an unscented tealight candle inside and light to release gorgeous scents that fill you home. If you need a burner to melt your wax melts, you can browse our selection of wax burners.

If using a tealight burner please only use up to 4 hour tealights as 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 9 to 10 hours of use. 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 hard 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 either made from paraffin or soy wax. We use soy wax here at Glam 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 which you can browse all our scents.