Your guide on how to use wax melts

Updated: Jan 4

What are wax melts ?

Wax melts are a great way to fill your home with a beautiful aroma. If you love candles, wax melts might just be another favourite to add to the list. Wax melts are usually made from paraffin or soy wax although there are other wax choices available. Soy wax melts are highly recommended as the wax is natural, dye free and produces a clean burn.

Wax melts come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours which is great when wanting to choose something that caters to your own personal taste. Wax melts are designed to be slowly warmed using a wax burner, which are usually heated by a small tea light candle or electric. Wax burners also come in various shapes and sizes and can be brought from places such as Etsy, Amazon or even your local homeware store.

How do I use wax melts ?

Place your wax melt burner on to a heat proof surface away from children, pets and draughts.

Place your tea light candle inside the wax melt burner and light candle with a lighter or matchstick. It is reccomened that you use an unscented tea light so it doesn't mix with the smell of your wax melt.

If your wax melt is quite big you can snap it in half and burn half at a time. This will allow you to make the most out of your wax melts. Place your wax melt in the well of the burner and watch as it starts to gradually melt. Once it starts to melt it will release a trail of fragrance.

Sit back and enjoy your wax melt for up to 4-8 hours. Never leave your burning wax melt unattended and do not move whilst lit. When you have finished enjoying your wax melt blow out your candle to stop your wax melt from burning. Leave the wax to solidify and repeat the same steps when you want to remelt your wax melt.

How do I change my wax melt ?

To change your wax melt light the candle for 1 minute until it just begins to melt. Blow out the candle and then scoop the wax melt out with a spoon. Place the wax in the bin then place a new wax melt in the well of the burner. Happy wax melt burning !

Have a browse at Mara Luna's wax melts here.

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