How Long Do Wax Melts Last

How Long Do Wax Melts Last

Wax melts are a wonderful way to bring fragrance to your home or a particular room in your home. However, if you are unfamiliar with wax melts, maybe you have been wondering just how long do wax melts last? 

This question of "how long do wax melts last" can in fact be two questions.

  1. How long can you burn a wax melt and still be able to smell the fragrance, and
  2. How long can you store a wax melt before using it and when you do burn it for the first time, it still has a good fragrance.

Wax melts are typically 'burned' or warmed in a wax melt burner and the wax melts are warmed by one or more tealights. How long do wax melts last depends on a number of issues as described below.

How long do wax melts last
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How Long do Wax Melts Last - Burn Time

The burn time refers to how long you can burn a wax melt before it stops releasing its fragrance and on average, we expect our wax melts to last between 8-12 hours of scent. On average? There are factors that affect the burn time of any given wax melt, for example,

  • where the wax melts burner is placed. Try to avoid placing them near to drafty places such as outside doors or even doors to halls where the fragrance can get 'lost'.
  • also try to avoid radiators as the heat will cause the wax melt fragrance oil to evaporate more quickly.
  • how many tealights are used in the wax melt burner. More tealights will give more fragrance but the fragrance oils will evaporate more quickly.

Each room and each home are different. You will need to experiment with your wax melts - for more fragrance, warmer rooms with more tealights will create more fragrance but the wax melt fragrance will evaporate more quickly.

How Long do Wax Melts Last - Storage Time

We consider that wax melts typically have a shelf life (before burning them) of approximately 12 months. If you store your wax melts in a moderate or cool part of your home, they could have a longer shelf life. Keep your wax melts in their original packaging and away from sunlight and heat to avoid a loss of scent.

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.

We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Wax melts, also known as a wickless candle.


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 - 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 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 - Handmade Candles, 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 16th February 2023

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