How do wax melts work

How Do Wax Melts Work

Wax melts are a wickless candle or a flameless candle that are warmed in a wax melt burner as opposed to being lit with a match. Wax melt burners can be a flame-less electric burner or a traditional wax melt burner, (see image below) where the wax is warmed by tealights. Follow these steps to discover how do wax melts work; 

  • place your wax melt(s) on the top of your wax melt burner
  • insert a tealight in the bottom of the wax melt burner
  • light the tealight with a match
  • wait for the wax to melt and the fragrance will now be dispersed into your room


How do wax melts work? - Soy wax melts in a wax melt burner
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Once the wax melts are warmed to a liquid, they release their fragrance. As soon as you extinguish the tealight (or switch off the electric warmer), the wax will harden, and the fragrance will end. After a number of hours, the wax melts will lose their fragrance and can be replaced with a new wax melt

Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Tealights, Wax Melts

A Chandlery? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept. 

We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, soy wax tealights and wax melts.



How do Wax Melts Work

Wax Melts - Wickless Candles

Wax melts are a wickless candle. They’re handmade using our eco-friendly soy wax and beautiful fragrance oils. However, there is no wick in a wax melt, and you don’t directly light a wax melt. Wax melts are warmed to melt the wax and when this has been achieved, the wax releases its fragrances, just like a candle.

Wax Melts Burner - Wax Melts Warmer

To melt a wax melt you’re going a wax melt burner or warmer.  Put your wax melt onto the top of your burner and turn on your electric wax melter, or if you’re more traditional, light your tealight and place it in the bottom of your burner. The heat, be it electric, or flame, will begin to melt your wax and fragrance will consequently be released into the room.

When you've had enough of your wax melt, you simply turn off your electric burner or blow out the tealight (we recommend using a wick snuffer for safety) and you can allow the wax to harden before using again. Once your wax starts to lose its scent you simply remove and replace with fresh wax melt.

Do Wax Melts evaporate?

Wax melts do not evaporate. Your quantity of wax will always remain the same, but the fragrance will disperse, and the intensity will lessen with each burn. You can usually get a few burns out of your wax melt depending on the strength of the scent and how long you burn your melts for each time.

FelinFach Wax Melts

Our soy wax melts are hand poured in small batches at our FelinFach Chandlery Studio in Pembrokeshire.

Wax melts are a popular choice to create a subtle fragrance in your home. We use 100% soy wax and blend this with premium fragrance or essential oil recipes that are also used in our soy wax candles. Our wax melts are,

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free, not tested on animals
  • Hand poured in Pembrokeshire; candles made in Wales

Available in all of our fragrances they are also an ideal way to ‘try before you buy’ one of our candles. Each melt will last up to 10 hours depending on how you burn them.


About FelinFach

Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words,   NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

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Last update 15th January 2023

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