Easy guide to using wax melts.

Well hello there!
My recent posts have been a lot of fun to write but I thought it was about time that I gave you something factual and informative. So, if you're new to wax melts and you don't know what they are or how to use them, buckle up and get ready to become a wax melt connoisseur!
Wax melts are relatively new to the home fragrance scene, so if you are unsure what they are, rest assured that you are not alone! Here you'll find a little info and a step by step guide on how to use them. If you're still unsure then please do drop us an email at: naturesscentuk@gmail.com.
 Botanical Wax Melts close up shot
Wax melts are made from wax that has been melted and scented with either essential or fragrance oils. They tend to be sold as either a snapbar or can come in various shapes, some are plain, coloured or may have botanicals. They are melted in a wax warmer which when melted, releases a fragrance and scents your home/space.


So what are the key differences between using candles and scented wax melts? Well, the main difference is the way they look and how you use them. Candles can simply be lit for two to four hours and then blown out. Wax melts on the other hand, have to be gently melted using a wax melt warmer, also known as a wax burner (it is important that these are not confused with oil burners). Wax melt burners come in two variations, electric or tea light burners. 

The main benefit to using wax melts, is that they're generally safer to use. An electric burner has no naked flame and most tea lights will burn themselves out after four hours.

Fancy trying our wax melts? Take a look at our collections where we have some gorgeous selection boxes or save up to 10% off when you purchase 4 or more snapbars!


Although they're not quite as simple to use as candles, they are pretty straight forward and once you've got the hang of wax melts, they'll quickly become a firm favourite. 

Step 1: Select your wax melt

There's plenty of wax melts to choose from in a range of different wax types. Most wax melts use either paraffin or soy wax, however we use only a Rapeseed and Coconut blended wax for a luxurious, eco-friendly finish.

Step 2: Put your wax melt in your burner

Depending on the size of your wax melts and the space you are scenting, you typically only need to use 1 segment. For our wax melts, we recommend using just one segment. 

Simply pop the wax melt into the dish of your wax burner. 

Close up shot of wax melt in wax warmer

Step 3: Turn on your burner

If you're using an electric warmer, there should be a switch or button to turn it on. If you're using a tea light warmer, simply light your tea light (only unscented 2-4hr tealights should be used) and pop it into the designated hole below the dish. 


Once you've got your wax burner on the go, the wax will slowly melt to release a beautiful aroma. One segment from our wax melts will last for approximately 6-8 hours.

Wax melt in a lit warmer

As we mentioned earlier, your tea light should put itself out after 4 hours, so you may need to replace it. Some electric warmers come with built in timers, however if yours does not, we recommend purchasing a timer plug so you don't forget to turn it off.

If you decide to only burn your wax melt for an hour or so, you can simply let the wax harden and re-burn at a later time. You can keep melting the same segment until there is no scent left and swap it for a new one.

Step 4: Remove the wax and clean your burner

If you've burnt your wax melt and are thinking "why doesn't this smell anymore?" you may be experiencing a case of nose-blindness, or more likely, it's time to change your wax melt.

So how do you empty a wax burner? Firstly, make sure the tealight has been extinguished and your burner is cool to touch.

Next, there are a few methods you can use to empty your burner. Some people like to burn the wax for a few minutes until it's in a liquid form, soak it up using cotton balls and discard.

Others will turn on the burner for a moment until the wax has loosened slightly, scoop it out and pop it in the bin.

Alternatively you can use re-useable popper liners. Sit a liner in the burner dish, put your melt in, and simply pop the hardened wax back out when you're finished for a less messy approach.

Once you've removed your wax, wipe the burner dish down with either a paper towel or damp cloth (ensuring the well is dry before use). We don't recommend using cleaning products as this may give off harmful gases when burning.

So, congratulations! You're now a wax melt connoisseur. So....let's get you melting! You can shop our range of luxury wax melts here.

If you need any help or have any further questions, we're always here to help at naturesscentuk@gmail.com.

 As always, thank you for being here xx

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