When the weather turns cool and the leaves start to change, many people turn to candles and scented oils to add ambience and warmth to their homes. But what about wax melts?
These hybrid candle and wax products combine the best of both worlds, with the aesthetic and smell of candle wax with the convenience and burn time of potpourri.
They offer a way to experience the comforting scent of a candle without the hassle of a traditional candle, while providing hours of fragrance in a smaller package. So, to answer your question – yes, wax melts are superior to traditional candles.
Why You Need Wax Melts ASAP!
For years, one type of candle dominated the landscape of celebrations and gatherings: the traditional candle. But these days, there’s a new kid on the block: the wax melt.
Just like their candle-based counterparts, wax melts are safe, clean burning alternatives to traditional candles. And just like their flammable predecessors, wax melts offer a variety of decorative choices.
If you’re like us, you were raised with the assumption that candles are better than wax melts.
After all, candles are made from the whole wick unburned, while wax melts are made from the wick burned down to the wax. However, when you really think about it, these assumptions are false! A wax melt is essentially a candle without the wax.
Wax melts are a great alternative for people who are looking for a low-watt option that is also chemical-free.
Benefits Of Wax Melts
Wax melts are the perfect way to bring the therapeutic benefits of waxing to your home or office. They are typically strips of wax infused with healing herbs, essential oils or other beneficial ingredients.
The main benefit of waxing at home or in the office is the ability to customize the experience to fit your needs. You can control the scent, the temperature, the duration and even the direction of the wax.
They are similar to solid scented candles but melt at a lower temperature and provide a better scent throw. They are perfect for rooms where you do not want a giant pillar of smoke (like the dining room or living room).
Wax melts are also great for smaller spaces where a traditional larger scented candle would be too overwhelming.
How Wax Melts Are Made
You know that smell that hits you when you walk into a candle store? It’s the smell of wax being melted and blended with fragrance to create unique scents and aromas.
This is the same process that’s used to make wax melts, but instead of being made in a large candle-making machine, these scented wax cubes are made in small batches in small crock pots or double boilers.
The ingredients for these melts are often very similar to those used in candles, but instead of being made with paraffin, they’re often made with soy wax or a combination of soy and paraffin waxes.
Choose The Right Scented Wax Melts
The scent is usually based on a fragrance oil, which can be purchased in a variety of scents. We always suggest going for subtly scented wax melts, so as to not overpower the fragrance in your house.
Our choice of blends that we think to capture the essence of your favorite scents the best are lemon, lavender, rose, and patchouli, daisy, etc. The subtle scent is so pleasing that it makes you feel good, even before you identify what it is.
The right aroma can make you feel calm, relaxed, or uplifted—and not just when you’re lighting it. The scent of a candle can evoke those same emotions even when it’s not burning, thanks to cozy wax melt fragrances.