What are Wax Melts and How to Use
When you think of home fragrance most people naturally think of candles, plug ins and air fresheners, but there are other fabulous alternatives to adding a beautiful aroma to your home. Many of the traditional ways generally contain a lot of harmful chemicals and aren't overly good for you.
What are wax melts?
Wax melts are scented pieces of wax that release fragrance when heated, unlike with candles the wax does not evaporate. They are wickless so need heating in either a tealight or electric wax burner for them the be able to melt. It is so important that you have the correct size burner and do not get them confused with an oil burner. Most burners these days are advertised as oil burners, however the safest option for wax melts and the only type I would ever sell or recommend is one that is over 10cm from where therm tea light sits to the bottom of the dish where the wax sits. Not 10cms total height.
Wax melts make a fabulous alternative to scented candles as not only are they cheaper but stronger in fragrance.
How to use wax melts
Break off one or two chunks of your wax melt (depends how strong you like your fragrance) and place in either a tealight or electric wax burner. If using a tealight wax burner, place an unscented tealight candle inside and light. As the wax gets warm it will then start to realise the fragrance around your home.
It is important that you use unscented tealights only because scented ones let off gasses that could cause your burner to crack which is then a potential fire hazard.
If using a tealight burner please only use up to 4 hour tealights as any longer will cause the burner to become dangerously hot and can shatter. Please read your burner's enclosed safety information and follow the instructions for safe use.
Remember to keep burners away from children and pets and do not move the burner whilst lit. Also be sure to clean your burner weekly.
On occasions products may look good enough to eat but they are not for consumption and are not meant in any way to represent food. This is why glitter etc is used in wax that could potentially look like chocolates etc. Please store wax melts safely away from children. All of our wax melts state the allergens on the back of the packaging as this is a legal requirement.
The number one rule of wax safety is never leave a burning candle unattended even if the tealight has been lit for a few hours and looks like it hasn't got much longer to go....
How to change your wax
One chunk of our very own wax should last between 8 - 12 hours of use. This is generally the lenght of 2-3 standard tealights. Some scents are naturally stronger than others and do last slightly longer.
When you can no longer smell the fragrance it is time to replace the wax.
Light a tealight so the hardened wax melts. Once wax is in a liquid state soak up with cotton wool pads (be careful of spillages and make sure you have a bin close to hand). Now your burner is ready for a new melt!
OR light a tealight to melt the wax a little (1-2 mins) and the melt should then slide out.
Another popular method is to put your tealight burner in the freezer and allow the wax to hard and then "pop out". However, make sure you allow the burner to reach room temperature before using again otherwise the burner could crack.
Do not use a knife to scrap out the wax as this could scratch and damage your burner.
Types of Wax Melt
Wax melts are either made from paraffin or soy wax. We have decided to use soy wax as we prefer this natural vegetable wax made from soy beans which is biodegradable and provides a great scent throw. People with health conditions such as asthma often struggle with parrafin wax, where as soy wax is completely natural and much more user friendly.
What Are Sizzlers?
Sizzlers are also often known as simmering granules and they’re relatively new to the market as they’re a great alternative to wax melts and extremely easy to use.
How To Use Sizzlers.
Customers love sizzlers as they’re so easy to use and even easier to clean – after use...
Use them just like your wax melts, adding approx 1-2 teaspoons of the granules to your wax burner.
(Suitable for use with a tealight candle wax burner as long as there is at least 10cm from where the tealight sits to the bottom of the dish on top or electric burner. As with wax melts if you use a burner that is to small the oils will get too hot and may cause the burner to crack which could potentially then be a major fire hazard)
Carry on then as normal like you would do with a wax melt and let the beautiful fragrance fill your home.
How Long Can I Use Simmering Granules?
You’ll notice that the colour will fade from the sizzlers but don’t worry, as long as there’s fragrance coming from the granules – you can burn them again!
Once there’s no fragrance, throw the (cool) sizzlers away and add new ones to your burner. Some people put these in organza bags and the hang around their home once they've had one tealight from them. The granules will still smell BUT these are NOT sold for this use and it is completely at the customers discretion to do this. If the oils in the granules are not dry then this could cause staining.
We recommend using your product within 6 months of receiving it, as they can oxidize and deteriorate over time. In other words, they slowly lose their aromatic quality and therapeutic value. Products will expire approximately 8-24 months from the time the product is received.
Do not ingest. Do not place Sizzlers directly onto polished, painted or plastic or leather surfaces or on electrical equipment as accidental staining may occur. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Wash hands and other contacted skin thoroughly after handling. People suffering from perfume sensitivity should be cautious when using this product. If in eyes rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation or rash occurs get medical advice/attention. Causes serious eye irritation. If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.