In recent years, wax melts have become a more popular way to scent a home. These small pieces of scented wax can be used instead of candles because they don’t have a flame and don’t make a mess. When wax melts get warm, they release lovely scents into the air that make you feel good. Read on to find out how wax melts work, what kinds are available, and how you can use these scented treats in unique ways around your home.
Wax melts, also called wax tarts, are small, round or square forms made by moulding wax and essential oils together. Wax is often made from paraffin, soy, beeswax, or a mix of these. Warmers for tarts or candles melt the wax by cooking it from underneath with a lightbulb or hot plate. As the wax gets warmer and more liquid, the scent molecules evaporate into the air. When compared to burning a candle, warmers allow the wax to melt slowly and evenly, which spreads the scent more.
The only thing that gives the wax its scent is the essential oils that are mixed in with it. Essential oil mixes and scents can smell fruity, floral, like made goods, seasonal, spa-like, or like they came from nature. Popular types of wax melts let you try out different smells to figure out which ones you like best. Kits often come with a variety of fun shapes and colours to make them look nice.
One of the best things about wax melts is that they can be used all over the house. Plug a melt into an electric or candle warmer and place it on top to smell the whole room. Since there is no flame, it is very safe to use a warmer when you are not around. Small warmers are also great for adding a personal touch to office desks or bedroom tables.
Melt a few cubes in a pottery dish in the microwave or on the stove, and then put the wet wax into a scented wax warmer. These devices use a tea light or a battery to gently heat the wax and let you move the scent wherever you want.
You can also put wax melt tarts in drawers, closets, cupboards, and other closed areas to give clothes, linens, and storage areas a nice scent. Add some holiday smells to the boxes of holiday ornaments to make them more exciting when you open them. Even the car can be made more pleasant by placing a melted tart carefully in a stand.
For the most personal touch, buy blank wax melts and essential oils so you can make your own unique smells. This lets you decide how strong and how well the scents mix. DIY wax melt recipes that use popular scents like lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, citrus mixes, vanilla, and pine are great. If you want to be artistic, you can add dried flowers, coffee grounds, or spices to the wax to make it look and feel nice.
Wax melt heaters are great gifts for birthdays, holidays, housewarmings, or just to make someone’s day a little better. Make personalised scented gift sets by putting together an electric warmer and a variety of wax cubes that the receiver will like. Small makers have a lot to choose from at local craft shows and shops.
Wax melts are great for things like massage, mediterranean spa nights, and introducing children to new smells. Since the wax itself is safe for the skin, many people like to use heaters in the bathroom or at a spa. Wax melts can be used anywhere you want to change the atmosphere and make it more inviting.
It’s easy to see why wax melts are becoming so popular. They can be used in a lot of different ways, can be customised, and spread scents. They create a quick mood anywhere you want, without making a mess or making smoke or fire. Your senses will thank you for letting these sweets into your home.