Wax Melt Information and Safety
I am pleased with the blend of waxes I use as I worked hard to figure out the best cold and hot throw (the scent you get when not melting and when melting). I love the idea of using 100% soy wax, but the reality is that I did not find the hot throw to be as strong as I know I desire when using only soy. So my melts contain soy and paraffin.
I am confident that you will find the scent is strong and lasts a long time. There are, of course, some scents that are not quite as strong as others. But the majority of the melts will fill up my entire home with the scent. I often turn my melter on for an hour, and after that I smell the melt for the rest of the day. In addition, the fragrance oil is still incorporated nicely in the remaining wax. I like the $2.00 scents I can find at some stores, but I find that after 1-2 uses, the smell is too faint to make it worth using anymore. Often I find myself dumping out the wax on those and wasting it because it isn't strong enough. With my melts, I sometimes dump out the remaining wax not because I can't smell it, but because I'm ready for a new scent. They last a long time!
The following safety tips are on the warning label on the back of the wax melt packaging, but I wanted to include them somewhere permanent for you to refer back to if needed.
- Remove the melt from all packaging before placing in the warmer. Use only in approved warmers intended for wax. Read and follow all instructions provided with your warmer before use.
- Do not use a tea light warmer or any warmer with an open flame. You'll note that in my pictures of melts, I have a tea light warmer. That's because I thought it was pretty. But once I was burning a melt for longer periods of time, I noticed that there was a bit of smoke rising from the dish and got to investigating online why that would be happening. I was worried that the dried petals or leaves were causing this. What I learned is that the tea light candle flame warms the oil too hot, and the fragrance oil evaporates quickly, causing the smoke. So not only do you have a dangerous flame heating your oil to unsafe temperatures, but the fragrance will not last as long.
- Once you are finished with the wax, let it cool so it's still soft, and wipe out the excess wax with the dried petals or leaves.
- Do not add water to the melt. Keep the warmer out of reach of children and pets. Do not leave the warmer unattended. Use only in well ventilated areas away from flammable materials. Discontinue use if the dish contains less than 1 cm wax. Do not top off or mix waxes.