Why Are Melts So Popular?

Have you ever wondered why wax melts are so popular? We’ll tell you a few reasons why people love them so much.

First of all, what are wax melts and where did they come from?

Wax melts are completely wick-less scented pieces of wax that are melted in a warmer. The warmer heats and melts the solid wax. As the wax melts, it fills up the area with scent. Melts are also referred to as wax tarts and wax cubes.

Wax melts were originated from candle makers looking for something to do with their left over wax after pouring candles. Pretty cool, right?

So why are wax melts all the rage?

1. Wax Melts Are Flame-Free

Decorative candles are pretty, but the exposed flame poses a risk for catching something else on fire by accident. While candles require flame, wax melts do not have a wick nor do they require a flame.  Wax melts are warmed usually in an electric wax melt warmer containing a small 15-watt light bulb that is included at the base of the warmer. The light bulb is just enough heat to warm the wax melts, tarts, or cubes, releasing the scent in as little as 5 minutes!


2. Wax Melts Are Easy and Convenient 

Wax melts and wax melt warmers are more acceptable to use in the workplace, apartments, and other places where traditional candles with flames could cause difficulty. Wax melting is also preferred by parents who are cautious of small children being around flames. Melts are convenient, because there is no requirement for matches or a lighter, and the wax melts themselves are compact and easy to transport. Our Simply Melts come in small individual containers or variety packs making it perfect for travel or gift giving. Our melts are also made with 100% soy making any wax spills easy to clean with soap and water. Easy breezy!

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3. Melts Are Better for the Environment

Did you know that glass is one of the longest-lasting man-made materials? It can take up to 1 million years for glass to decompose. As many as 28 billion glass containers are discarded in our nation’s landfills each year. One way to help preserve the environment is to use less glass. Wax melt warmers are extremely durable and last 4 to 6 years on average with proper care. If you opt for wax melt warmers instead of traditional candle jars, you could contribute to saving the environment huge amounts of garbage—fantastic! You can check out a few of our warmers here.

4. You  Can Control Your Scent with Wax Melts  

You can manage the strength of your fragrance with wax melts because you can add more or less depending on your scent sensitivity or size of the room. For our Simply Melts, for example, just cut each melt into 4 equal parts. Simply place a quarter melt into any wax warmer to rapidly fill the room with fragrance within minutes. You can add more for large open rooms.  Once the warmer is turned off, the wax will harden. The wax can be re-melted for multiple uses until the scent has expired. To change the fragrance, pour out the melted wax, clean the warmer, and add the new wax.

5. Wax Melting Is Fun!

Wax melting can be such a fun way to introduce kids to science! Let them watch the melt change from solid wax to liquid wax and then harden as it cools!

Wax melting can also be fun for adults. Wax melts are often used to blend into new aromas. For instance, If you have a Eucalyptus melt and a Sinus Relief wax melt, you may want to place one quarter of each into your warmer to create a great mint scent perfect for stuffy noses. Apple Oh and Vanilla would make a sweet apple pie a la mode. You can be very creative with melts, and fragrance intensity can often be managed. A little or a lot! It’s your choice. You’re the boss.

In the end, wax melts are long lasting, fun, relatively inexpensive, and also provide a safe way to enjoy great scents. They are a convenient choice when you want to control the amount of scent, experiment with blending scents, and fill your home with wonderful fragrances.


Janet Jenkins