Wax Melts 101

 

Are you clueless about wax melts? For those of you who are new to the scene of wax melts, let me answer a few questions and please feel free to send in your questions and comments. We love hearing from you!  

How do I get the fragrance to smell stronger?

Using the same fragrance, add some home oil by starting with the recommended amount noted on the bottle. Read the directions as oil concentration varies by brand.

  1. Be sure to weigh your fragrance oils on a scale, not measure in a cup or spoon. Some oils come in a bottle with a dropper which makes it easy to add a few drops at a time.
  2. Add fragrance oil as the wax begins to melt and stir gently and thoroughly.
  3. We recommend swapping out wax melts whenever you can no longer smell the fragrance when the warmer is 'on'. For some cheaper wax melts, this can be as often as every 5-8 hours of burn time. For luxury, high-end melts, your wax melts can hold up to 20 hours of fragrance.
    Can I reuse my wax melts?

    Wax melts are reusable as long as they still emit the scent. Old bits that have previously burnt can give a wonderful fragrance when melted and re-used. However, the smell gets weaker the more you use it until it completely fades. You can still reuse the wax and add new cubes to keep the fragrance going.

     Are wax melts safe for cats?

    Generally speaking, wax melts are non-toxic for dogs. However, they can burn those little noses. Unfortunately, some essential oils are known to cause poisoning in cats. Some of these include oil of wintergreen, cinnamon, pennyroyal, sweet birch, citrus, pine, peppermint, clove, eucalyptus, and tea tree. Bottom line is keep your cat away!

     Can you use a wax melts without a burner?

    You can melt the cubes in a microwave. Be careful it can cause a mess, but will emit the scent. You can also use a double boiler and heat on low to melt the wax. However, I recommend some type of wax melt burner, either powered by a tealight or electric. Easier to use and clean up.

     

     


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