How Long Do Wax Melts Last

How Long Do Wax Melts Last

The question of "how long do wax melts last" can in fact be two questions;

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

Wax melts are typically 'burned' in a wax melt burner and the wax melts are warmed by one or more tealights.

How long do wax melts last
Hong long does a wax melt last? 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.



Wax Melts Burn Time

The burn time refers to how long you can burn a wax melt before it stops having a 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 is 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.

Wax Melts 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 sealed and away from sunlight and heat to avoid a loss of scent.

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

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