What are wax melts?

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What are Wax Melts?

Wax Melts, or Wax Tarts, are becoming a more and more popular way of fragrancing your home. They are availlable in a multitude of fragrances and designs. They can be displayed as pot pouri or even ornaments, as well made wax melts also give a good 'cold' scent throw, meaning a scent throw before they are warmed up.

An example of wax melts, which make a pretty display even before they are used.

How are they used?

Unlike candles that burn with a wick, Wax Melts, or Wax Tarts, are placed in a tart warmer, or an oil burner that you would use for home fragrance oils or aromatherapy oils, and slowly warmed from a tea light or electric heating source.

To scent your room, place one melt in your warmer or burner, and light an unscented tealight underneath. There is no need to add any water. You could cut your melts in half to make them smaller if required, and even mix and match your melts to come up with your own scent.

To safely change or dispose of your melts, allow the wax to harden, then carefully nudge with a metal or plastic butter knife, or similar implement.

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