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How do wax melts work

How Do Wax Melts Work

Wax melts are typically 'burned' in a wax melt burner and the wax melts are warmed by one or more tealights. Wax melt burners can be a flame-less electric burner or a traditional wax melt burner, (see image below). Oil burners are not suitable for wax melts.


How do wax melts work - wax melt burners
How do wax melts work? Wax melts and wax melt burners available in our online Chandlery Shop, click here...


Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed Diffusers, 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.



Making Wax Melts Work

Wickless Candles

Essentially, wax melts are a wickless candle. They’re still made using our 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 by tealights to melt the wax and when this has been achieved, the wax releases its fragrances, just like a candle.

Wax Burners

To melt a wax melt you’re going a wax melt burner and tealights. 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 doesn’t 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 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
  • Not tested on animals
  • Ingredients made in the UK
  • Hand poured in Pembrokeshire

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 12 hours depending on how you burn them. Our set of six melts are packaged in a glassine bag, FelinFach have used these for some time as they are recyclable and biodegradable and a better option than plastic.


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, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are hand woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves are all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Our handmade candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and tealights are hand poured by us. Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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Last update 22nd September 2022