A wickless candle, also known as a flameless candle, is a modern alternative to traditional wax candles. Unlike traditional candles, where you use matches to light the wick and produce a flame, a wickless candle relies on an electric wax melt warmer, typically an LED light, to warm the wax and release its fragrance. The wax in a wickless candle is a called a Wax Melt.
Because they’re flameless, there is no risk of fire or hot wax spilling, making them a great choice for homes with children or pets. But you don't get the ambience of a flickering flame! For other Articles in our Candles and Soapery Knowledge Base, click here...
Wickless Candle and a Wax Melt Burner
Wax melts can also be warmed in a wax melt burner. The wax itself does not have a wick but is warmed by a traditional tealight placed underneath wax as opposed to an electric wax melt warmer. One of the main disadvantages of using an electric wax melt warmer is that they do not produce the same ambience as traditional candles. Without the flicker of a flame, they do not create the same cosy, warm feeling as traditional candles.
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We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles and wax melts but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers and tealights. Our eco-friendly candles and wax melts are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes.
How do Wax Melts Work
Wax Melts - Wickless Candles
Wax melts are a wickless candle. To release the fragrance from the wax, wax melts need to be warmed. As the wax melts warms the fragrance begins to be released, just like a candle, except of course there is no wick to be lit.
When you wish to 'extinguish' your wax melt, you simply turn off your electric warmer or blow out the tealight (we recommend using a wick snuffer for safety). As the wax cools it will harden, and the fragrance will disappear. You can reuse wax melts just like you re-light a candle but as this is repeated, all the fragrance will release from the wax melt. Once this happens, you can dispose of the wax and add a new wax melt to our burner.
Do Wax Melts evaporate?
Wax melts do not evaporate. The 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.
Wickless Candles - Flameless Candles - Questions and Answers
Q1. What wax do you use in your wax melts?
We use premium natural soy wax. For information, we do use paraffin wax in any of our candles.
Q2. Are the tealights used to warm the wax scented or unscented?
For a wax melt burner, you should use an unscented tealight. There should be plenty of fragrance from the wax melt.
Q3. Is a wax melt burner better than a candle?
A really tricky question and at the end of the day it depends on personal circumstances and taste.
If you want the safest candle fragrance experience, a flameless electric warmer and wax melts are best. This is often recommended when there are children or pets present who could knock over a lighted candle.
For the best ambience, you can't beat the flickering light of a candle or a tealight and wax melt combination.
Wickless Candle - Wax Melts Burners
Wax Melts Burners
All our wax melts burners require a tealight to warm the wax - we do not sell any electric warmers. We believe that a tealight and the wickless wax melts offer the best combination of the flickering light ambience and the safety of a wickless, flameless candle.
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It is always important to treat your candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice...
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.