How To Use Wax Melts
If you use a burner to fragrance your home, you will probably have seen the large range of scented wax melts and tarts available for sale. You may be wondering what they are, or you may be wondering how to use them, so below is a simple guide to help you out.
What Are Wax Melts?
Tarts or melts are small, highly scented pieces of wax that have been designed for use in burners and electric warmers. They are a great alternative to oil and granules as they offer a simple and clean way to perfume your home.
You can buy them as individual pieces or tarts or larger bars/packets that allow you to break off as much as you need depending on your taste. Some of the most popular brands include Candleberry, Woodwick and Bomb Cosmetics and not surprisingly, there is a huge variety of flavours to choose from.
How Do I Use Wax Melts?
If you are using your fragranced melt in a burner, simply place a piece in the well (there’s no need to add any water) and light an unscented tealight in the base. As the wax begins to warm, its fragrance will start to release. Depending on the size of the piece you have used, you may get anywhere between 2 and 8 hours of fragrance from it. If you don’t have a burner, or would prefer not to use a flame, you can use an electric wax warmer with melts and tarts which eliminate the need for tealights.
When the fragrance expires, blow out the tealight and allow the melted wax to set. When it has solidified, you can remove it by gently running a knife around the wax to pop it out of the burner. Throw the tart away and simply replace it with another piece!