How to use wax melts in 4 easy steps.

How to use wax melts in 4 easy steps.

Posted by Mike Smith on Sep 13th 2021

WHAT ARE WAX MELTS AND HOW DO YOU USE THEM?

Wax melts are rather new to the home fragrance scene so if you don't know what they are, don't worry, you're not alone! Read on to find out how to use wax melts and what they are.

WHAT ARE WAX MELTS?

Put simply, wax melts, are flameless alternatives to candles. They come in a bunch of different varieties, from bars that look like chocolate bars to 6 block squares. regardless of the style wax melt you get, wax melts are blocks of wax that have been scented with fragrance oils or essential oils. Usually you would snap the bars or blocks into pieces that can fit in your melter of choice, where they will melt and release the fragrance inside.

HOW TO USE WAX MELTS

Although they're not quite as simple to use as candles, once you've got the hang of wax melts, they're really quite straightforward.

Step 1: Select your wax melt

There's plenty of wax melts to choose from in a range of different wax types. Most wax melts use either paraffin or soy wax, however we use our own proprietary blend of soy and beeswax wax for a luxurious, eco-friendly finish.

Step 2: Put your wax melt in your burner

Depending on the size of your wax melts, you typically only need to use 1-2 cubes or tarts of wax. For our wax melts, we recommend using just one cube.

Simply break one of our wax melts into cubes of 6, take 1 of those cubes and place it into the dish of your wax burner.

Step 3: Turn on your melter

If you're using an electric warmer, there should be a switch or button to turn it on. If you're using a tea light warmer, simply light your tea light and pop it into the designated area below the dish. 

Once you've got your wax burner is running, the wax will slowly melt to release an amazing fragrance throughout your space. One cube from our wax melts will last for approximately 16-36 hours.

To make sure that you get the most out of your wax melts, turn off your warmer between uses. 

Step 4: Remove the wax and clean your burner

Once you have melted your wax to the point where it is no longer releasing fragrance, your wax probably needs to be replaced. 

How do you replace your wax? First, make sure your burner is cool to touch.

Next, there are a few methods you can use to empty your burner. Some people like to burn the wax for a few minutes until it's in a liquid form, soak it up using cotton balls and discard.

Others will turn on the burner for a moment until the wax has loosened slightly, scoop it out and pop it in the bin.

Alternatively you can use re-useable popper liners. Sit a liner in the burner dish, put your melt in, and simply pop the hardened wax back out when you're finished for a less messy approach.

Another way to manage the replacement of your waxes is to use one of our Flip Dish Candle Warmers. They come with a flexible silicone dish that easily pops out the cooled wax.

Once you've removed your wax, wipe the burner dish down with either a paper towel or damp cloth. We don't recommend using cleaning products as this may give off harmful gases when burning.

You can shop our range of luxury wax melts here.

If you need any help or have any further questions, we're always here to help at mbscentco@gmail.com.