What are Wax Melts?
Wax Melts are scented pieces of wax without a wick. They come in different shapes, size and colors. They are designed to be slowly warmed using and tea light or electric wax warmer.
How do I use Wax Melts?
Wax melts are very easy to use. Just take your wax melt and place one or more in your melter. Then light your tea light or turn on, your electric warmer. When you are finished used, turn off and the wax will solidify until you are ready to use again.
How long should a wax melt last?
Most of our 1oz fax melts will warm in a electric warmer with strong scent throw ranging anywhere from 8-12 hours, depending on scent types, sizes, and if you are burning your wax melt continuously or in intervals.
How strong are the Scents?
Scent sensitivity varies from person to person. I personally mix the wax melts with the highest amount of fragrance oil possible in accordances to the IFRA standard (International Fragrance Association) for the safety of our costumers.
What are the ingredients in the Wax Melts?
- Soy Blend
- Phthalate-Free Fragrance Oil
- Vegan Mica/ Candle Color Dye
- Glitter/ Embeds
What are the benefits of wax melts?
- They are generally less expensive making it easier to purchase a larger variety of fragrances.
- You can use more than one melt at a time to create your own mix and match scents.
- You can choose from a multitude of warmers on the market to fit your home's décor from room to room versus a standard glass jar style available with most regular candle lines.
- While it is still the best idea to keep out of the reach of children and pets, wax melts do not have a wick or a flame.
- No flame? No flame also means no soot and no sooty ceiling marks in case your wick was too long.
- No flame also means no worries about whether you remembered to extinguish the candle before you left home.
- The wax Melts are Super Fun.
How long is the Cure time?
Wax melts are generally not made a long time in advance, instead, the preferred method is to create them fresh. The cure time is the time from the wax is made until the we recommends usage. This time allows for the wax and the fragrance to bind together, our cure time is from 1 to 2 weeks.
Can I mix different scents?
Of course, and experimenting with scent blending can be a lot of fun. You'll find that if you mix 1 cube of each, often one scent will overthrow the other, so you might have to change the proportions for certain scents, just make sure to put both at the same time.
There are 3 main types of tabletop warmers: tealight warmers, bulb warmers, and hot plate warmers:
Tealight warmers don't use electricity; they use small tealight candles to provide the heat. Tealight warmers are the cheapest,
Bulb warmers use light bulbs to provide the heat.
Hot plate warmers use a heating element. Hot plate warmers are the most common and distribute the heat the most evenly.
Warmers come in a variety of styles and colors, and you may find that one type does better in a room than another.
Warmers generally range in watts from 15W to 40W. Most tabletop warmers are 20W or 25W. Wall warmers use a small 15W bulb.
How does wattage affect scent throw?
In general, the lower the wattage, the less scent you will smell, but the smell will last for a longer time. With a higher wattage warmer, the smell may be stronger, but the high heat will burn off the scent faster so the scent may not last as long. The "sweet spot" is 25W.
Does surface area affect throw?
Surface area (how wide the tray is) can also affect throw. A warmer with a larger tray will generally provide better throw, although it may not be a noticeable difference. A larger tray also means that you'll have to use a little more wax so that the entire bottom of the tray is covered with wax.
How many cubes of wax should you use in a warmer?
Start with one cube and work from there. One cube is usually enough, although some people use two cubes. Two cubes may last a little longer than one cube, since the wax pool is deeper so it doesn't burn off as quickly. But too many cubes can actually hinder the throw, as it makes the wax pool too deep so that the middle of the wax doesn't get hot enough.
Small plug-in wall warmers?
Small plug-in wall warmers tend to give off the least scent because the trays are tiny, plus they're often only 15W. Sometimes come with a top with holes in it. The top is for safety, to keep pets and children from putting their fingers in the hot wax. However, the top really limits how much scent gets released. I recommend use the Small Plug-in in Bathrooms or Small spaces.