your complete guide to wax melts

Your Complete Guide to Wax Melts

If you're someone who loves nothing more than creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your space, but you are looking for an alternative to candles, then this blog post is for you. 

Whether you are new to wax melts or just wanting to learn more, we're going to dive into everything there is to know about wax melts. We'll cover the basics of what they are, how to use them to why they're an absolute game-changer for your space. Get ready to discover how you can effortlessly infuse your home with scents that will leave you feeling cozy and content.

What are Wax Melts?

Wax melts also known as tarts are small cubes of wax infused with essential oils and our phthalate-free fragrance oils. The scented cubes offer a flameless way to scent your home with the use of an electric wax melt warmer. Where candles use a wick and a flame to melt the wax and release the scent, wax melts rely on the heat from the warmer to heat up the wax and melt it at a lower temperature. Wax melts are a great alternative to candles if you can’t have candles due to pets or just prefer a flameless option. 

How to Use Wax Melts? 

Add 1-2 cubes of the scented wax melts to a UL certified electric warmer designated for wax melts. After you add the wax melts to the warmer dish, turn the warmer on, and the heat from the light bulb slowly melts the wax, releasing the fragrance into the air. 

For smaller rooms like a bathroom, we recommend using one cube while larger more open rooms like a kitchen, we recommend using two cubes to fill the room. 

Once the fragrance fades, it's time to try out a new scent or add new cubes. To change or refresh the scent, turn the wax melt warmer on to slightly soften the wax (typically takes just a few minutes) and pop out the old wax and toss it away and replace with new cubes. We don't recommend adding new cubes to the old wax melts that are already in the warmer as this can dilute the wax and alter the scent strength. 

Benefits of Wax Melts: 

Flameless - If you have pets or little ones, or if you just don't like the idea of open flames, wax melts are a safer choice compared to candles. With a wax warmer, you can still enjoy all of our lovely scents in your home just without a flame. 

More cost effective - Wax melts are a less expensive way to add fragrance to your home versus candles and can keep your space smelling great for up to 10 hours from just one cube! Each wax melt comes with 6 cubes offering up to 60+ hours of burn time—giving you more scent for your money, so you can enjoy your favorite Sustainable Grace fragrances for even longer.

Convenient -  Wax melts are amazing at spreading scent throughout a room, just like candles! And with so many different scents to pick from, you can totally create the perfect vibe for your home or office, whether you want something cozy or fresh to match the season. Simply add a warmer to each room where you want to create a vibe or freshen it up. Plus, the best part is, you have more control over the strength of your fragrance by how many or little cubes you use, so you can dial it up or down depending on the size of your space. 

Selecting Your Scents: 

When it comes to wax melts, the options are endless! Here at Sustainable Grace, we have handcrafted wax melts in over 20 amazing scents to match any vibe you're going for. Check out some of our popular scent categories:

Spring/Summer Scents:

Embrace the vibrant energy of the season with our refreshing collection of wax melts. From the romantic floral notes of Flower Shop Wax Melts to the invigorating Sea Salt and Citrus Wax Melts, each scent transports you to sun-kissed shores and blooming gardens.

Calming Scents:

Unwind and recharge with our calming wax melts. Whether it's the soothing blend of Lemongrass + Lilac or the comforting embrace of Lake House, our scents help melt away stress and promote relaxation. For ultimate tranquility, try our Stress Relief Wax Melts infused with lavender and eucalyptus.

Floral Scents:

Indulge in the elegance of nature with our enchanting floral wax melts. From the romantic Honeysuckle Jasmine to the serene Flower Shop, each scent fills your space with the beauty of a blooming garden, uplifting your mood and soothing your soul.

Woodsy Scents:

Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature with our woodsy wax melts. Experience our best-selling, Whispering Pines scent, the grounding aroma of Palo Santo, or the cozy comfort of Cozy Cabin. 

How to Make the Most Out of your Wax Melts: 

Be sure to position your wax warmer centrally in your space for even fragrance distribution, and keep it away from drafts to make sure the scent sticks around. Turn off the wax melt warmers before you leave the house. 

Keeping Things Fresh:

To keep your wax warmer in top shape, give it a good clean every now and then. Remove the used wax and use a damp paper towel to wipe your wax melt warmer dish clean. Be sure the warmer is not in use and has cooled before attempting to clean. 

Wax melts are an easy and non-toxic way to add a personal touch to your home's vibe. With the right scents and a few tips, you'll have your place smelling amazing in no time! 

Check out all of our eco-friendly soy wax melts to find your perfect match!

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