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What Are Wax Melts? Everything You Need To Know!

Wax melts are much different than candles, but in the end serve the same purpose of releasing beautiful fragrances into the air. But what are they? And how do they work? In this article, we will be answering these questions and more!

Wax melts are chunks of wax that come in many different scents, shapes and colors. Unlike candles, wax melts do not have a wick. They require a device to melt the wax and keep it warm for extended periods of time. This device is a wax warmer. It causes the wax melts to melt and release lovely fragrance into the air.
There are 2 different types of wax warmers.
One is heated using a tealight candle. It is placed in the bottom of the warmer and when lit, heats the wax melt in the reservoir on top.
The other type is an electric wax warmer. A lot of people prefer electric warmers because all you have to do is switch it on and off. It uses a lightbulb to heat the wax melts in the reservoir. It is also a bit safer than the tealight warmers. Tealight warmers still need a flame to work. But electric warmers, while they should still be supervised when in use, don’t need a flame.
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Do wax melts lose their fragrance potency? The answer is, yes. As time goes on, your wax melts will slowly start to lose their beautiful aroma if left unused for too long. It’s best to not hold onto them for more than a year if you want to get the most out of the fragrance they offer. Make sure to store them in a cool, dry, dark place. This will help them to maintain their scent for as long as possible.
How long do wax melts last in a wax warmer? The answer depends on a few things. The type of wax, strength of fragrance, how many melts you use, and how long you warm them for. You will start to notice when the fragrance in the wax melt has lost its potency. From there you can decide if you want to add more melts to the reservoir, or replace all of the wax the reservoir contains and start fresh. But you will most likely be able to remelt wax melts several times before they need to be replaced.

How to make wax melts last longer. The best way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your wax melts is to buy high quality melts. Soy wax melts are usually your best bet without being too expensive. The fragrance lasts longer in Soy wax than in paraffin wax melts.

To replace wax melts, let the old wax cool and pop it out from the wax warmer reservoir. If it doesn’t come out easily, use a spoon to remove it and scrape out the excess. From there you can decide if it’s necessary to wash the wax reservoir in some warm, soapy water with a gentle sponge. Once it is clean and dry, you can put it back in your wax warmer and add some new wax melts.
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