What is a Wax Melt Warmer?
Melt Warmer, Wax burner, Oil Burner, Simmer Pot - these are just a few of the names given to the must have home fragrance accessory! We call them Melt Warmers, and my personal favourite is the Cello White Wax Melt Warmer.
Why use a Wax Melt Warmer?
1. They are one of the fastest ways to get strong fragrance around your home. Simply light your wax melt warmer when you get home and within 5 minutes your house will smell amazing!
2. The scent “throw”* from a wax melt warmer is amazingly strong!
* When a candle has never been lit, the fragrance that the wax gives off is called the cold scent throw. Adversely, when the wick of the candle is lit, the scent that is released from the candle is called the hot scent throw.
3. Wax melts are a very cost effective way to try out a fragrance before committing to a full size jar or tin. If you get easily bored with fragrances these wax cubes only last around 8 to 12 hours, and can be easily removed and replaced with a new scent.
4. You can mix different wax melts together to create your own unique fragrance- also known as “scent mixology.”
5. They are a great solution if time isn’t on your side. Whilst a large jar candle of most brands should not be extinguished until the wax has melted edge to edge on the jar/tin, which can take up to 3 hours, Wax Melt Burners can be extinguished and re-lit at any time without affecting the quality or overall burn time.
Lauren’s Top Tip to avoid tunnelling...
Extinguishing a candle before your wax has "pooled" (the technical name for melting) edge to edge liquid is a candle disaster! You will burn a hole down the middle of the candle, leaving residual wax at the edges of your jar or tin- therefore wasting all the wax at the sides- a process called “tunnelling”. So be sure when lighting your candle that you intend to burn it for long enough to allow all the wax at the top to burn edge to edge or if your in a hurry, skip lighting your candle and use your melt warmer instead.
To give an example, a Yankee candle large or medium housewarmer style Jar can take up to 3 hours to "pool" edge to edge, and in winter when your room temperature is lower than normal this time can increase further. Small Jars or Tins generally take around 1 hour.