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Using Wax Melts 2020

Using Wax Melts

Wax Melts

There is nothing better than walking into a room which is alive with the fresh aroma! Wax Melts are becoming increasingly popular these days in comparison to when I first started making them in 2016. There are so many vendors to choose from and so much choice in frangrances. Wax melts can be used with either the traditional type of Wax Melter which uses a tealight or there are more and more Electronic Wax Melters on the market these days. Whichever type you choose the outcome is still the same… to fill your home with fragrance. Therefore wax melts are a perfect choice for everyone to use.

What is a Wax Melt?

Wax Melts are small, scented chunks of wax, which come in various colours, shapes and sizes, filled with a fragrance oil and create both a cold or hot scent throw. They can come in the form of mini Wax Melts, Wax Melt Snap Bars, Wax Tarts or even Wax Brittle. Wax melts have a cold scent throw yet they are designed to be heated gently to releasing a hot scent throw which will fill your chosen room with a delightful fragrance. Wax Melts are similar to candles but without a naked flame meaning you would require a Wax Warmer to activate an even scent distribution around your home. You can use Wax Melts in any room for example, Livingrooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and even in the hallway.

Wax Melts are the new flameless choice to fragrance your Home…

Wax Melts are potentially a flame-free option to Fragrance your home!

The beauty of using wax melts is that they are packed with fragrance and yet do not have a wick to burn and therefore potentially do not require a naked flame. Which is perfect if, for example, you are in a rented property where naked flames and your landlord has prohibited the use of candles or naked flames as a Fire safety Rule. Also wax melts are great in the hustle and bustle of the household with small children, busy homes and active lifestyles because of the flameless aspect of the wax melt. Many people who love wax melts can safely say wax melts are versitile. Look at your lifestyle and home setting when choosing the Oil Burner / Wax Melter. Please read on to find out more.

How Does A Wax Melt Work?



Wax Melts are a flameless option to fragrance your home, so how does a wax melt work? Wax Melts are designed to slowly release their fragrance as they get warm and melt. They do require some form of heat source to achieve this. The heat may come in the form of a light bulb, electricity or the traditional tealight candle. Depending on the type and design of recepticle you choose to warm the wax in your wax warmer. All Wax Warmers come in different sizes and only a certain amount of wax melts or tarts, can be used specific to the size of the well. So be sure to add small pieces of wax to avoid spillage once the wax has melted.

Choosing your Wax Melter?

When using wax melts it is really important when choosing the correct Wax Melter for your home. You have to take into consideration which room? Due to space restictions I would recomend using a smaller burner in room like the bathroom or hallways. Less wax would be need to be melted to fill your room with fragrance. Larger wax melters and Aroma Lamps are ideal for larger spaces like, living room and bedrooms, dining rooms. Always make sure you take due care and attention when deciding where to place your wax melter and always read the safety information included with your new wax melter.

Using Your Wax Melts

  1. Place your chosen style of wax melter in a safe place on a flat surface.
  2. Ensure when using the melter for the first time that the wax bowl at the top is clean.
  3. Pop 1 or 2 of our wax melts into the dish. (Or break one or 2 pieces from your snap bar)
  4. We recommend that you add a little wax at a time to make sure there is no over filling your dish or spillages.
  5. Either light your tealight or turn on your wax warmer.
  6. Sit back and wait for the wax to melt.
  7. Enjoy long lasting hours of fragrance filling your home!
  8. Once you have finishe with your warmer make sure you extinguish your tealight or turn off your warmer.
  9. For information and tips for removing your used wax we’ll explain in more detail below!
  10. Most Important: NEVER leave your wax melters on or lit when leaving the house or over night!

What fragrances do wax melts come in?

We have some fantastic news here at Melting Moments of Madness! When I first started making wax melts in 2016 I only had around 11 fragrances to choose from. Wow fast forward a few years and I now have over 200 fragranced wax melts to choose from. Our scent list is forever expanding and we always try to accomodate our customers requests and try and source a fragrance if it is not already on the fragrance list. No matter what your personal preference is there is always something for everyone, from fresh and Clean, to Fruity, Floral, Sugar and Spice, Fragrances which smell good enough to eat, without forgetting a fantastic variety of Designer and Perfume Dupes and much more. The choice is huge. Take a look at our fragrance list which is constantly being updated!

What wax warmers can I use?

We offer a fantastic range of Oil Burners, Wax Melters and Aroma Lamps here at Melting Moments of Madness. There are great variety of shapes and stylish designs to suit all of your needs and to compliment your Decor. You can swap and change throughout the seasons and store away to use over and over. You can choose the traditional burner which requires the naked flame of the tealight, the electric melter or the Aroma Lamps. The three types of burners are suitable to be used with wax melts.

Information from our supplier of Wax Melters & Oil Burners!

I am sharing this information after me reading advice on oil burners, wax melters and Aroma Lamps from my supplier. As far as my supplier is aware all oil burners available to us are suitable to use with wax melts. Infact, according to our supplier, the only restiction is in reverse – ie. there are some burners (electric burners) which are only suitable for use only with wax melts and NOT with Fragrance Oils. Yet all burners should be perfectly safe with wax melts.

The Following statements are referenced from my supplier of oil burners and wax melters

“To the best of our knowledge, there is only one reason why some manufacturers are sometimes ‘on the fence’ as to whether their products are suitable for use with wax, and as such you can sometimes find little paper advice slips inside the packaging of oil burners which have statements such as ‘it is not recommended to use wax melt products with this item’.

The reason, as far as we are aware, boils down to (excuse the pun) the size of the bowl, or dish.”

  • The burners available vary in size, the size and depth of the boels will also vary in size.
  • When using oil you can see the exact amount you are adding. You can make sure it does not overflow. So it is obvious when to stop adding oil.
  • Wax Melts are not in a liquid state when added to the bowl. They may also vary in size, shape and volume.
  • Add small amounts of wax at a time to ensure the bowl does not overflow.
  • For the reason above some manufacturuers therefore steer clear, with caution, of recommending use with wax melts. You only know once the wax has melted if you have added too much.
  • If the bowl / dish is small (as with some of the burners we sell), then a medium or large wax melt, once melted, may overfill the bowl with wax, and cause the wax to overspill.
  • Now – and we cannot make this clear enough – overfilling your burner with wax is dangerous, and is a serious safety concern! Overflowing wax can cause fire!
  • However, to the best of the knowledge of our supplier, there is no reason why any burner cannot be used with wax melts, so long as the wax is added gradually, and with care.
  • By gradually adding small chunks of wax and monitoring the fill level in the bowl will help to avoid overspills.
  • As far as we are aware, there are no other reasons why any of our burners cannot be used with wax melt products.

Please Note:

Appropriate sized tealight are to be used whilst operating any of our burners. (particularly smaller ones). A larger tealight in a small burner can mean that the naked flame is too close to the bottom of the bowl / dish, and this must be avoided, as it could potentially cause the bowl or dish to overheat and crack. Provided that small tealights are used in small burners, there is no safety issue that we are aware of concerning overheating

Hopefully the above information can clarify any concerns you may have. I personally have 5 different styles of burners around my home and use them on regular occasions. I tend to use x2 wax melts at a time and find this is an adequat amount per burner. However, I know a few of my customers use more melts at one time. It is best to use 1 or 2 wax melts or 1 or 2 pieces of snap bar, at one time and allow to melt, before adding more to your burner.

How to remove the wax & clean your wax warmer

Use these easy steps to ensure your get the most from using your wax melts. Make sure you keep your dish clean, removing any residue wax before replacing it with new wax. Our aim is to provide the best experience while using wax melts. Whilst creating the best quality fragrance, in the safest and best possible way. Please take a look at our tips and advice for removing your wax melts safely.

Follow these Steps….

  1. Always extinguish your tealight / unplug your power cord first, before cleaning.
  2. Discard wax once the fragrance has dimished.
  3. There are a couple of ways to disgard of your used wax melts…..
  4. if wax is still liquified – use a cotton wool ball to soak up the wax. Wipe clean and add fresh wax melts.
  5. Allow the dish to cool to room temperature. Place the dish in the freezer for 30 minutes to shrink the wax. Remove from freezer, tip the bowl and the wax will drop out. Allow the bowl to return to room temperature before reusing.
  6. If the wax has set, light tealight / turn power on long enough to loosen the wax from the bowl. Wipe clean and add more wax.
  7. Never use a sharp object to get rid of the wax because you may damage the structure of the bowl.

Once you’ve removed the wax, discard of it safely and wipe the dish clean with a cloth. Your  ScentGlow Warmer is then ready for your next Scent Plus Melt!

Wax melts are an easy and effective way to spread beautiful fragrance in your home. Safe and fuss-free, our melts are suitable for all! Browse our collection of Scent Plus Melts to discover your next favourite fragrance, or visit our blog page for the latest home décor updates.

SAFETY

One last thing, here’s a few warnings you should read carefully before using wax melts and your wax Warmer:

  • Do not place this Warmer where it can fall into water such as near a sink or bathtub.
  • Immediately UNPLUG Warmer if it falls into water.
  • Use the Warmer only for its intended purpose.
  • The Warmer may become very hot. Always allow the Warmer to cool before handling.
  • When in operation, keep away from things that catch fire.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Do not touch or move the liquid wax until it has cooled and solidified.
  • Do not place water in the Warmer dish.
  • This product is for indoor use only.
  • Discontinue using Warmer if any glass component becomes chipped or scratched.
  • This product is not a toy.

To read our full safety guide and information please see this link.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you found it to be informative.

Your feedback would be welcome.

Shicane

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What are Scented Soy Wax Melts?

What are Scented Soy Wax Melts

Scented Soy Wax Melts

Scented Soy Wax Melts have become an extremely popular trend these days. Many people who are new to the wax melting experience are keen and intrigued to have a better understanding of why these wickless wax fragranced candles are so fast growing in the home fragrance industry.

Here are a few facts just for you, to help you get accustomed to the world of wax melts.

#1. What are Scented Soy Wax Melts?Scented Soy Wax Melts

In a nutshell scented wax melts are basically shaped pieces of scented wax without a wick. They can come in a large variety of shapes, sizes and colours.  The pieces of wax are melted down into liquid and as the wax heats up and melts the fragrance released.  They are intended to enhance your home with a beautiful injection of fragrance.  Our Scented Wax Melts can be used in both a traditional wax / Oil Burners or they can also be used in the more modern electric Wax Warmers. Which ever method you choose the end result is the same.  The aim is to fill your home with beautiful aroma.

 

#2.  What kind of Wax do we use?

All our Scented Soy Wax Melts are handmade using 100% natural soy pillarblend wax which has been developed and manufactured in the UK or US.  This type of wax has been specifically designed to compliment both pillar candles and wax melts.  It works well blending with dyes and fragrances. It is vegan friendly and biodegradable.  No animal products are used and no animal testing has been carried out on manufature.

#3.  What exactly is Soy Wax

Soy Beans make Scented Soy Wax MeltsSoy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans.

  • After harvesting, the beans are cleansed, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes.
  • The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.
  • The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.
  • This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature.
  • Animal feed is produced from the leftover bean husks.
  • So nothing goes to waste.

The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world’s soy beans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana, according to an article I read from the Candle Science, check it out for yourself right here.

#4.  Soy v’s Paraffin Wax

So here at Melting Moments of Madness we prefer to use a Soy based wax. Here are a few facts on soy and paraffin wax for you to make up your own mind.  There is such a great debate over Soy v’s Paraffin Wax abd I do think it is down to personal preference at the end of the day.

 100% Soy Wax Facts
  • Soy Wax is made from the oil from soya beans, making this wax a vegetable waxScented Soy Wax Melts
  • Is made from a nautral source
  • Soy beans are primarily grown in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.
  • It burns 30-50% longer tha Paraffin Wax
  • Soy Wax burns cleaner
  • Soy Wax is renewable and biodegradable
  • Is Creamy White in appearance
  • Soy Wax produces a near zeo perto- carbon soot
  • No toxins
  • No Carcinogens and pollutants
  • Produce a decent scent throw
An interesting read about Soy Wax, check it out!
Paraffin Wax Facts
  • Paraffin Wax is extremely popular
  • It is cheaper than other waxes
  • Paraffin Wax is derived from crude oil
  • Extracted from refined oil
  • Paraffin Wax burns hotter temperature than Soy Wax
  • Paraffin emmits harmful black soot
  • less expensive
  • Food Grade Paraffin is fine
  • Burns faster than soy wax
  • If temperature gets too high it could set on fire
This read from the encyclopedia may be a good read called “Paraffin Wax Chemical Compound” or  “Paraffin Wax

#5. Introduction to Using Wax Melts

Burning Scented Soy Wax MeltsAs we know traditional Candles are used by lighting the wick and as the flame generates heat it creates a pool of wax which melts and lets off fragrance.  The difference with Scented Soy Wax Melts are they are completely wick free and also the wax does not burn away like traditional candles.  Wax Melts require a wax warmer device and the wax needs to be disposed off eventually once the fragrance dimishes.

Wax Warmers / Oil Burners / Wax Burners / Tart Burners or what ever you know them by all work the Oil Burners and Scented Soy Wax Meltssame in principle. Basically the Traditional Warmers would require one or two wax melts to be placed in the oil well at the top and a tea light would be lit and placed under the oil well. The tea light will warm the wax slowly from below and once the wax is fully melted the fragrance will be released into the room filling it with a beautiful aroma.

There are many different types of wax warmers available on the market today, made from a variety of materials.  Traditional Wax Burners can be metal, Glass, Ceramic, Wooden and Ceramic. If you would prefer not to have to a traditional oil burner which requires a tea light you can have the option to choose the more modern eletric wax warmers instead. This usually has a hot plate which will heat the wax bowl from underneath.  This is a safer option that using the traditional wax warmer which requires a naked flame from the tea light.  Whichever you prefer there will still be saftey advice to follow while using your wax melts to ensure home safety.

 Unlike candles, the wax from wax melts will not evapourate, only the fragragrance will evapourate and the wax will remain, this means that once the fragrance is lost from the wax melts, it is time to discard the used wax from your oil burner and replace it with new wax melts.
 Please note, it is important that you do not add anything extra to the wax for example, water especially or try to add more fragrance because you would not benefit from this.  We add the highest dose of fragrance to these wax melts to enable the best scent throw possible. While I refer to scent throw I actually mean the amount of scent the wax throw out into the air.

Obviously when a wax melt is solid and cold it still releases a scent throw which we refer to as a “cold scent throw” and likewise once the wax is heated and melted the scent throw is great but will eventually run out.  A “hot scent throw” means the scent thrown from heated wax melts.

#6. The Life of a Wax Melt

Scented Soy Wax MeltsThere are multiple factors which will determine the life of each Scented Soy Wax Melts.  Customers should take these factors into account, for example the type of wax used, the fragrance ( some fragrances are naturally more stroner than others and others are naturally delicate.  The companyScented Soy Wax Melts suppliers of the fragrances, size of the melts, warmer wattage if an electric warmer is being used.  The ambient room temperature could also have an effect. Customers using x2 scented wax melts or x2 pieces from our wax melt snap bar range , on average the fragrance should give off a nice strong scent throw for anywhere between 4-8 hours or more before fragrance is gone.  You can find a great variety of Scented Soy Wax Melts here for you to choose from.

Scented Soy Wax Melts Safety Banner

#7. Wax Melt Safety

 Even though our Scented Soy Wax Melts are part of the candle family, unlike traditional candles they do not have a wick although they do hold safety warnings which should be adhered too.
Some melt warmers are electrical and should have already been tested and are either UL or ETL certified, in theory they are able to be left plugged in, although I would recommend always turning off your electrical device when either leaving the house or going to bed at night.
Just to be on the safe side. Some customers prefer the electrical melter due to the fact is that a naked flame is not required which makes it safer in the home.
If using a traditional oil / melt burner with a tea light then you should be more safety conscious. According to the National Candle Association there are approximately 25 house fires a day and these are a result of forgetting to blow out candles and either going to bed or leaving their homes unattended.
These days it is quite common for landlords of apartment buildings and dormatory rooms now prohibit scneted candles in order to prevent a fire hazard.
If you would liket to view our full Scented Soy Wax Melts safety Guide please click here.

#8. How to discard your wax!

  • You can either light a tea light and after a few seconds it will the warm the bottom of the wax enough to push out of the oil bowl and then wipe clean.
  • Or you can put your oil burner with set wax in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and the wax will easily pop out.  (I would always recommend allowing your burner to return to room temperature before reusing).
  • For glass oil burner bowls, run under hot water and then push wax out. (Make sure you dry thoroughly before reusing).
  • Finally if the wax has melted, you could use a a cotton wool ball to gently soak the wax from the burner, wipe clean and add fresh wax.
  • Especially Take care not to damage the glass or ceramic.
  • Avoid sharp objects.
  • Do not use if you notice a crack in the glass.  (Glass Bowls can be replaced).
  • Remove any remaining wax with warm water and a moist cloth or sponge.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin, if contact occurs, flush with water.  If irritation persists, contact a physician.
  • If you are using the freezer method, please ensure you allow the burner to return back to room temperature before using again, or it may crack from the heat of the tea light.

Finally I do hope that you choose to try oil wax melts, once tried there is no looking back.

It seems like wax melts are now almost as popular as traditional candles. Or are not far off.

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New Fragrances May 2018

New Fragrances for May 2018

New Fragrances for May 2018

 

New Wax Melts in Some of your favourite Fragrances

So What’s New…  We have some new fragrances for our wax melts and melt bars in exciting fragrances to bring to you for May 2018.  After liasing with our customers and receiving requests we have decided to introduce a few new fragrances.  Some you will already be familiar with and others you may not.  We always welcome your views and preferences so we can cater for your needs all in one place.

Designer and perfume type fragrances seem to be extremely popular due to the similarity to the high street famous brands.  As long as you remember these fragrances do only smell similar in identity and are not affiliated to the famous names themselves.  Most of all, we would not want you to get the wrong impression or think we are trying to trick you into thinking that our similar tpye to are the real thing.  However we do have many Designer and Perfume Types to choose from.

Not only will these new wax melt fragrances be available in wax melts but also wax melt bars and reed diffusers and car diffusers too!

 

 

New Fragrances….  Beautiful World

New Fragrances Beautiful World

Beautiful World is a designer type fragrance similar in style and identity to Lacome La Vie Est Belle

An inspiring sensual, oriental fragrance bursting at the seams with floral, fruity notes resting on precious woody notes. This edible fragrance begins with opening notes of bergamot, ripened grapefruit and cassis, resting on a heart full of floral tones of orris, aromatic jasmine, sweet orange blossom and lily.  All this closing on rich notes of vanilla, tonka bean, praline, patchouli, cedarwood, musk and ambergris.

This beautiful scent is out of this world and truly beautiful! Lives up to its name.

 

What’s Back…. Daisy

New Fragrances Daisy

Daisy is finally back!  Yet another fragrance which is back by popular demand.  Daisy is similar in style and identity to the famous perfume which shares the same name.

A truly radiant and enhancing fragrance, like a sparkling floral bouquet of inspiration. Full of spirit with a burst of freshness, yet wrapped in comfort and warmth.

Daisy simply smells similar to the perfume.

 

New Fragrances…. Dark Blossom

New Fragrances Dark Blossom

Dark Blossom is similar in style and identity to Black Orchid for Women by Tom Ford

This fragrance is a complex, yet sensual delicious scent with a spicy oriental accord.  With opening top notes of orange, apple, plum, peach, bergamot, ginger, pepper, thyme, clove and coconut leading to a floral heart and middle notes of ylang ylang, lily, violet, jasmine and rose.  Finally resting on a bed of rich bottom notes of sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood, tonka, musks, amber, vanilla, cinnamon, moss and vetivert.

The sheer variety in this fragrance makes it a special one!

 

New Fragrances…. Eucalyptus & Spearmint

New Fragrances Eucalyptus and Spearmint

Eucalyptus and Spearmint is a pleasant fresh fragrance straight out of the herb garden.  Captured by opening notes of Spearmint and eucalyptus, fragrant freesia and scented lemon peel, surrendering to warming middle notes of fresh mint, elemi and ylang ylang. These resting to settle on a bed of base notes of light musk, vetiver, tonka bean and sandalwood.  Creating a super complex fragrance that is filled with senses.

A fragrance from the fresh and clean range.  If you haven’t tried it yet.  Now is the ideal time….

New Fragrances…. Peony and Blush Suede

New Fragrances Peony and Blush Suede

Peony and Blush Suede is not only similar in identity but also shares the same name as the same scent by the famous Jo Malone

Peony & Blush Suede is a classy floral fragrance featuring peonies in bloom with a bite of crisp red juicy apple combined with the opulence of jasmine, gillyflower and rose. Then mingling with the sensuality of soft blush suede which makes this scent so luxurious and seductive.

Peony & Blush Suede simply smells just like the popular fragrance.

 

New Fragrances…. Millionaire

 

New Fragrances Millionaire

Millionaire is an exciting designer perfume type which is similar in style and identity to 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

This complex spicy fragrance has a woody accord which opens with top notes of blood orange, juicy grapefruit, mandarin, bitter lemon, lime, bergamot and fresh mint. These are complimented with touches of spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon and cloves along with galbanum, green leaf, green violet and fruity hints of cassis, plum and apple.  Middle notes of gardenia, rose, lily, jasmine, freesia, violet and orange blossom form the heart of the fragrance, trailing on a base sandalwood, cedarwood, tonka, musks, amber and sweet vanilla.

Seem like this is going to be a popular, rich enhancing fragrance.

 

What’s Back…. Snow Fairy

New Fragrances Snow Fairy

It is back! Snow Fairy is similar in style and identity and also shares the same name as the popular high street bath bomb brand  LushSnow Fairy.

Snow Fairy is a fantastic fresh, uplifting fragrance which is just like a burst of flavoursome yummy bubblegum.

A fresh, uplifting bubble gummy scent.

 

 

So What’s New and Coming Soon?

 

We will be offering all below in the New Fragrances which are being introduced in May 2018.

Full New Collection of Wax Melt BarsNew Fragrances in Wax Melts Snap Bars

Even though many of you love our wax melts, we have found some have been asking about the wax melts bars. It is to each individual preference as to which you prefer.  Our new wax melt bars will be more made to order, to ensure freshness but also it is easier for me being a small company with not much space. It is an advantage for storage with the wax melts bars because they can be stacked on top of each other and you just break one or two pieces off your bar when required.

Whether you prefer fruity, fresh and clean, floral or designer perfume types there will be something available to you.  Keep an eye on our Wax Melt Snap Bar collection as it grows.

Reed Diffusers

New Fragrances in Reed DiffusersI can’t wait to introduce our new Reed diffusers.  Which are alreadily available on our facebook page and group and will be coming very soon to our website.  These have already been tried and tested and a 100ml bottle has given more than 12 weeks of beautiful fragrance.  They will be available at first in a 100ml clear round glass bottle with complimentary black reeds. Finished off packed in a box.  These will also made to order in any of your favourite scents which are available on our fragrance list.

 

 

Finally…..

Car Diffusers 

New Fragrances in Car Diffusers

Our full range of car diffusers will be available very soon.

We are constantly trying to improve our website to ensure a user friendly experience. Having an extensive amount of products on offer it takes time to update it all onto our website. So please be patient and be sure to come back as there we definitely be something new to see.

For more details on products which will be available on our website soon, check out our facebook page and group   for special offers available.

If there is anything that you would like to see more of on our website or request fragrances which are not available please let us know.