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What Are Wax Melts

By Evette Garside @evette77

What are wax meltsWhat are wax melts

Wax melts are little chunks or blocks of wax that is scented. They are required to be heated to release their aromas. They are made of the same material as of a candle. People use soy wax to fragrance their homes and skipping the use of household chemicals. Wax melts are usually scented with essential oils, which provides a fresh natural aromas. Using wax melts is a great alternative to the use of scented candles. Most scented candles contain paraffin which is a concentrate of petroleum, it can cause discoloration to your walls and cause breathing problems.

How to use them

For wax melts to release its aromas it will be required to be heated, this can be done with an oil burner. A tea light is required and the heat from the tea light will melt the wax. You can also use an electric wax melt burner which heats a heated plate by a switch of a button. This method is the safest option in the presence of children as there is no open flame. Be sure to place your wax burner somewhere safe and secure.

What are wax melts
What are wax melts

Each wax melt can be used up to 10 hours, once the wax melts and are not releasing any more aromas this is the time for you to add an extra wax melts. Before you add a new wax melts be sure to dispose of the old wax melts.

Using soy wax

Soy wax melts are made from different ingredient than normal wax, soy wax is made from soybean oils. The wax has a lower melting point than normal wax, be sure to store them in a dry cool place to preserve its aromas. Soy wax will provide a much cleaner aroma when heated. People also use soy wax melts as it is more eco friendly and is made of natural ingredients compared to normal wax.

Using wax melts instead of scented candles

What are wax melts
What are wax melts

Using wax melts instead of the scented candles is much more cost-effective in the long run, as wax melts can hold their aromas up to 50% more than normal candles. Scented candles are more expensive than wax melts. Soy wax melts contain no paraffin compared with most candles. Using soy wax melts with an electrical wax melt burner is the cleanest way of creating natural aromas into your home, as there is no burning involved.

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