To most effectively use our wax melts, you'll need a wax warmer/melter. We've had some customers put a wax melt in a mason jar and then place it in their car during the summer which seems to work pretty well, but for use in the home all-year round, a warmer is required.
Warmers come in all shapes and sizes, so it's really up to you and your personal preference as to what you should buy. However, I tend to veer away from those that use a light bulb to heat the wax (I personally find it takes too long).
My favorite warmer is this 2-in-1 ceramic warmer. Not only can you use it to warm your wax melts, but you can also place a glass or metal candle on top if you're not in the mood to deal with fire. I like using it for candles when it gets toward the bottom and the wick(s) won't light anymore. I know you can freeze the candle and get the remaining wax out that way, but often times I'm just too lazy for that and have loved using this warmer to extend the life of my candles!
WAX WARMER LINERS
Admittedly, using wax melts can be a little messier than using a candle since there will be wax left over in your melter far past when the fragrance has gone. I've been a huge fan of these warmer liners which make switching fragrances out insanely easy. Once I finish up my rather large box of these, I think I'll check out a silicone liner to save on waste.
SAVING YOUR WAX
Each of our high-quality wax melt blocks (you receive 6 in a package) holds scent for approximately 20 hours. With that kind of run-time, we know during that time you might want to switch out to something different. That's where we find the warmer lines to be incredibly helpful, but we have had customers that have poured (very carefully!) the remaining wax into the wax clamshell and allowing it to harden to be used later. This isn't a bad option because it does help keep air away from the wax and help preserve the wax for a longer period of time.
DISPOSING OF YOUR WAX
Since our wax melts are made with a blend of soy and beeswax, you can place your used wax in a compost (composting usually takes between 6-8 weeks, depending on the environment) for the most environmentally-friendly option.
You could also try making your own wax melts at home by buying fragrances to mix into the melted wax melt. You'll want to do your own research & development regarding how much fragrance to put in, but this could be a fun time to experiment!
If you're into letter writing, try sealing your next letter with a wax seal using your leftover wax!
We hope you found some of these tips and tricks for your wax melts to be helpful! Stay tuned for future blog posts where we'll highlight other helpful tips for using our products the most efficient way!