Are Wax Melts Better Than Candles?
Yes, wax melts are worth buying instead of candles/
Here are just a few of the reasons why wax melts can be a great purchase for you and your home!
Firstly, let's discuss what wax a wax melt is (check out the best wax melts UK here), and how long they have been around:
Wax melts are fragrant wax pieces which melt at hot temperatures, releasing a strong aroma into your home.
When heated in a wax burner, the solid wax melts into a pool of liquid wax. The melted wax then starts to release the strong fragrance. There are a variety of different shapes & sizes of wax melts: wax tarts, snap bars, clamshells and more. We decided to make our wax melts heart shaped with our VWM logo stamped on so we could stand out from the crowd!
Wax melts are a relatively new way to scent your home, unlike candles which originated around 5,000 years ago!
Wax melts were first created as a way to use up excess wax left over by candle makers. Ever since they have gone from strength to strength, and it is predicted that over the next 10 years their popularity will continue to grow!
Here is why we think everyone loves wax melts so much:
1. Wax melts are the most affordable way to fragrance your home
One reason why people love wax melts so much is the price. Our wax melts are full to the brim of strong fragrance, which means that the aroma from one wax melt can last multiple burns.
Top tip: our wax melts can easily be snapped in half, and due to their size you only need to use half a heart in your burner. Each heart provides up to 18 hours of fragrance, so in every pack that’s 54 hours of strong fragrance for just £2.95. Bargain!
2. Wax melts are easy & convenient to use
When using wax melts, you simply pop a tealight inside your wax burner, place the wax melt in the wax burner dish and enjoy the beautiful fragrance.
To remove used wax from your burner, you can either use cotton pads to soak up the melted wax, or if the wax has solidified, simply pop a tealight in the burner under the wax, wait two minutes for the dish to warm and the solid wax will slide straight out of the dish. Easy!
3. Wax melts are a safer alternative to candles
You should never leave wax melts or candles unattended, however the benefit of wax melts is that they are typically used with a 3-4 hour tealight, so there is no chance of the wax melt being forgotten about and left burning over a long period of time. There is also the option of using an electric wax melter with wax melts, so no flame at all! The light bulb in an electric burner melts the wax and gives off the strong fragrance without the flame.
4. Wax melts can help you to relax
Having a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety and depression. Whether your routine involves running a bath and lighting a wax melt, or meditating with your favourite scent in the room, wax melts are the perfect way to relax and unwind (also see this Wiki guide).
5. You can control the scent
One of the best things about wax melts is, unlike candles, you can control how strong you would like the fragrance. You can add more or less depending on your room size and how strong you like the fragrance.
You can experiment with how much wax to use in your burner, for example if you use half a heart wax melt, the fragrance will be strong, however the scent will evaporate quicker, whereas if you use a full heart, the scent may not be as strong initially, however the fragrance will last longer!
6. Wax melts are fun!
Do you want your house to smell of your favourite perfume, or your favourite fabric softener? We’ve got you covered!
We have over 80 fragrances to choose from so we have something for everyone.
Some of our most popular scents currently include: Snow Fairies, Rose Wonderland, Baby Powder, Spring Awakening, Unstoppable Blue Fresh & Crede Aventus.
You can also blend your own fragrances by using one of our double dish burners, some of our favourite combinations are Lime, Basil Mandarin & Lemon Sherbet, Snow Fairies & Unicorn, Unstoppable Bliss & Rose Wonderland.
7. They make the perfect affordable gift
Not only are wax melts the perfect affordable way to fragrance your home, they make the perfect affordable gift too!
Introduce a friend or family member to the world of wax melts with a wax burner and some wax melts for as little as £12.95! Make it extra special with one of our VWM gift boxes.
We hope this blog has helped you learn a bit more about wax melts and the benefits of having them in your home. If you have any questions at all about Village Wax Melts, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
At Village Wax Melts our goal is to create high-quality scented products, without the luxury price tag. Why not treat yourself to some affordable home fragrance today!
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