Is It Possible To Use Wax Melts In An Electric Burner?

We are often asked whether our wax melts can be used in an electric wax burner, e.g. a scentsy wax burner or a yankee candle wax burner.

The reason why this is a common question is because not all wax melts fully melt in these burners. This is because electric wax burners don’t get as hot as tealight burners, and some wax only melts when it reaches a higher temperature.

The good news is we have tested our wax melts in a wide range of electric burners, and we are happy to say they melt and release their fragrance beautifully in all of them! 

Can Wax Melts Be Used In An Oil Burner?

One of the questions we are often asked is whether wax melts can be used in an oil burner.

The main difference between an oil burner and a wax burner is the height, and how hot the burner dish gets. 

Oil burners are generally smaller in height, and the dish reaches much higher temperatures than in a wax burner. These burners should not be used for wax melts because the overheating of the dish and wax could cause the dish to crack. This is a fire hazard because if the wax drips onto the flame of the tealight, this could start a fire.

The best way to differentiate between a wax burner and an oil burner is to look at the height of the burner. A burner for wax melts should be at least 10cm tall, and there should be a gap of at least 6.5cm inside the wax burner above the flame. 

How Do I Use Wax Melts In A Wax Burner Safely?

When using our wax melts (also see our Village Wax Melts UK), please follow the safety information below at all times:

  • Always use a burner designed for wax melts.
  • Check your burner regularly for hairline cracks or chips before use.  Never use burners with cracks or chips as this can be a fire hazard.
  • Use 1 regular sized unscented tealight in your burner and do not add water.
  • Always keep out of reach of children and pets at all times. 
  • Always keep in sight when burning. Never leave a lit tealight unattended.
  • Keep away from draughts.
  • Always pay attention to the safety information on the packaging.
  • Always keep your burner on a stable and heatproof surface away from fire hazards.
  • Remove all packaging before placing wax in your burner.
  • Use a suitable amount of wax for the size of your wax burner. Do not overfill.
  • Do not attempt to move your wax burner while burning.

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