What is a wax melt?

Last Updated: February 9, 2021 in Uncategorized

This is a question I get asked often in my line of work so in light of my recent blog “Tips & tricks on how to change a wax melt” I thought I would share another one to explain what they actually are. Read on to find out more…

Wax melts first came about, when candle makers were looking for something to do with their leftover wax after pouring candles – waste not want not! Simply put, a wax melt is a scented piece of wax, but without the wick. They are used to fill your home with beautiful fragrances, by either using a tea light burner or an electric plug in one – these were originally better known as ‘oil burners’.

Wax melts are becoming more and more popular lately as there is a wide variety of different shapes, sizes and brands, they are also a safer way to fragrance your home, especially if you have little ones or pets running around. Something that I like to do at home is to have different themes going on in different rooms, by burning a different fragrance in each. For example; in the bedroom something soothing with lavender, in the kitchen a fresh scent perhaps with citrus notes & in the bathroom something earthy and grounding like musk or patchouli.

A Sara Jane Wax melt is hand crafted using only 100% soy wax and only the finest fragrance oils. They are highly fragranced so will last approximately 12-16 hours, so are a great cost effective way to enjoy your favourite scents. If you’d like to make them go further, you can also choose to break them in half so you can determine the strength of the fragrances, if you feel they are too strong for the size of the room. Tea lights are the best way to burn the wax melts as they heat up the wax melt fragrances better. But if you were to use two at a time then this will burn the fragrances quicker.

Another question I get asked frequently is “I’ve been burning my melt for ages and I won’t go down. Why is this?” It’s important to note that unlike a candle, the wax in a wax melt will not disappear as it burns. This is because there is no wick to drive this. But instead, eventually, the wax will lose its scent and this is when it’s time to remove the spent wax from the burner and change it over to a lovely new fresh scent. See my other blog on how to do this quickly & easily here.

Thank you for reading this blog! If you’re familiar with my brand you’ll know that the business was founded by myself and is named in loving memory of my late sister Sara-Jane. Each candle is made by hand in my beautiful Victorian home in the coastal city of Chichester in West Sussex and I pride myself on working with only the very best materials and fragrances.

Best wishes and stay safe.

Debbie xx

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