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    Wax Melts UK

    What is a Wax Melt

    Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax that can be used to fill your home with fragrance without the need for a candle wick. They are typically cheaper, longer lasting and safer than candles, as they do not produce any flame or smoke. Wax melts come in various shapes, sizes, colours and scents, and can be melted using either an electric or a tealight wax melt burner.

    Wax melts come in almost all shapes, sizes, and fragrances. They are often made with soy wax (our wax melts are made with soy wax) or paraffin wax, and they may be coloured or uncoloured. Wax melts can be used to provide a fragrance in a room, to create a relaxing atmosphere, or to simply enjoy the smell of a favourite fragrance.

    Benefits of Wax Melts

    Here are some of the benefits of using wax melts:

    • They are flameless, so they are safe to use around children and pets.
    • They are less messy than candles, as there is no wax dripping or wick to clean up.
    • They last longer than candles, as they only need to be heated until the wax is melted.
    • They are a more affordable option than candles, as they can be reused multiple times.
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    Types of Wax

    Wax melts are made from several types of wax, such as soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax or palm wax. Each type of wax has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as melting point, scent throw, environmental impact and cost. Soy wax is one of the most popular choices for wax melts, as it is natural, vegan, biodegradable and has a lower melting point than other waxes, which means it lasts longer and releases more fragrance.

    • Paraffin wax:¬†Paraffin wax is the most common type of candle wax. It is made from petroleum and is a white, solid wax. Paraffin wax is relatively inexpensive and easy to find. It is also a good choice for candle makers because it melts easily and has a long burn time. However, paraffin wax is not a natural product and can release harmful fumes when burned.
    • Soy wax:¬†Soy wax is a natural wax made from soybean oil. It is a white, solid wax that is similar to paraffin wax. Soy wax is a good choice for candle makers because it is biodegradable and burns cleaner than paraffin wax. However, soy wax can be more expensive than paraffin wax and is not as easy to find.
    • Palm wax:¬†Palm wax is a natural wax made from the fruit of the palm tree. It is a white, solid wax that is similar to soy wax. Palm wax is a good choice for candle makers because it is biodegradable and burns cleaner than paraffin wax. However, palm wax can be more expensive than paraffin wax and is not as easy to find.
    • Beeswax:¬†Beeswax is a natural wax made by honeybees. It is a yellow, solid wax that is similar to paraffin wax. Beeswax is a good choice for candle makers because it is biodegradable and burns cleaner than paraffin wax. However, beeswax is more expensive than paraffin wax and is not as easy to find.

    The type of wax you use for your candles will affect the look, feel, and smell of your finished product. Experiment with different types of wax to find the one that you like best.


    Candle Wax - Soy Wax, just one of many waxes available
    Wax Melts Candles made from Soy wax, one of many different types of candle wax


    Wax Melts Scents

    Wax melts are available in a wide range of scents, from floral to fruity, from spicy to woody, from fresh to sweet. Some of the most popular scents for wax melts are lavender, vanilla, lemon, rose, cinnamon and coconut. Some wax melts are also inspired by designer perfumes, laundry products or seasonal themes. You can mix and match different scents to create your own custom blends or use one scent at a time to suit your mood or occasion.

    How to use Wax Melts

    Wax melts are easy to use and enjoy. All you need is a wax burner, some wax melts and a source of heat. Simply place one or more wax melts in the top dish of your burner and turn on the heat. The wax will melt and release its fragrance into the air. You can adjust the intensity of the scent by adding more or less wax melts, or by changing the heat level. When you want to change the scent or stop using the burner, you can either let the wax solidify and remove it from the dish or use a cotton pad or paper towel to soak up the liquid wax.

    Candle Chandler - Wax Melts Candles and Candle Accessories

    A Candle Chandler? - "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 wax melts candle chandler, hand pouring candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. We use soy wax in all our wax melts.

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    Wax melts are a great way to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in your home or office. They can help you relax, energise, uplift or soothe your senses. They can also mask unpleasant odours, such as pet smells or cooking smells. Wax melts are also ideal for gifting, as they come in attractive packaging and can suit anyone's preferences. Whether you are looking for a treat for yourself or a present for someone else, you can find the perfect wax melt for any occasion.

    History of Wax Melts

    The history of wax melts is a relatively short one, but they have quickly become a popular way to fragrance a home. Wax melts were first created by candlemakers who were looking for a way to use up leftover wax from candle making. They would pour the wax into tart trays, similar to those used in pastry baking, and then heat them in a wax warmer. The heat would melt the wax and release the fragrance.

    Wax melts became more popular in the early 2000s, when small businesses began selling them online. They were initially marketed as a way to test different fragrances before buying a full-size candle, a 'try before you buy'. However, wax melts soon became popular in their own right, and many people now prefer them to candles.

    There are several reasons why wax melts have become so popular.

    • They are a more affordable way to fragrance a home. A single wax melt can last for several hours, and they are often less expensive than candles.
    • Second, wax melts are a safer option than candles. They do not have a wick, so there is no risk of fire. Third, wax melts are more versatile than candles. They can be used in a variety of wax warmers, including electric warmers, tea light warmers, and even microwave-safe dishes.

    Today, there are a wide variety of wax melts available, from single scents to multi-scent blends. There are also wax melts made from a variety of materials, including soy wax as we do but also with beeswax, and coconut wax. Wax melts are a popular choice for people who want to add a touch of fragrance to their home without the hassle of burning a candle.

    Here are some of the key events in the history of wax melts:

    • 1800s: Candlemakers begin using leftover wax to create wax melts.
    • Early 2000s: Small businesses begin selling wax melts online.
    • 2005: The first major wax melt company, Yankee Candle, introduces wax melts to its product line.
    • 2010s: Wax melts become increasingly popular, with a wide variety of scents and materials available.
    • 2020s: Wax melts continue to grow in popularity, with many people preferring them to candles.


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