What are wax melts?
Wax melts are fragranced soy wax cubes or shapes which can be melted in a burner by a tea light to fragrance your home or any indoor environment.
What is the difference between Soy wax and paraffin wax?
- Soy wax candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles.
- Soy wax is derived from natural vegetables while paraffin is a refined gasoline by-product.
- Soy wax is 100% biodegradable while paraffin was is not.
- Soy wax spills clean up simply with soap and water while paraffin wax spills are very time consuming and extremely difficult to completely clean up if at all.
- Soy wax releases fragrance easier than paraffin candles.
All of our products are made with premium wax. They are best stored at room temperature and will last for a long time. Please do not store in cold conditions as it can affect the fragrance throw in the wax. Sometimes soy wax is liable to frosting which is completely normal and does not affect the quality/scent throw of the product. If you have any concerns/questions about how to use or store your wax melts please feel free to contact us!
Safety Tips & Information
To ensure you get the maximum results from your wax melts whilst maintaining safety at all times please follow these simple but effective user instructions. Our melts should only be used in appropriate wax melt burners. The number one rule is to never leave an in-use burner unattended. Use a piece or two (depending on your burner size), add an unscented tea light underneath and light the wick. Keep using new tealights until you can no longer smell the scent, if you burn 10g (eg: two mini melts/two snapper cubes) this will be somewhere around approx 12 hours of scent in total. Please ensure you don't overfill your burner. One or two pieces is enough.
The intensity of fragrance will depend on your room size, temperature of the room, amount of wax used and type of burner. A melt that is warmed to a higher temperature will release a stronger scent throw, but will lose the scent quicker than a melt that is warmed at a lower temperature. Please check packaging for allergen advice. Keep away from children.
Although some items may smell as if they are edible - they are not! You are always advised to follow the clear instructions on this listing. These instructions may not be reiterated on or within your order. Please ensure you read the instructions thoroughly to enhance the safety in using the product.
How do i clean my oil burner?
Wax melts do not evaporate. The wax will eventually lose its scent and then the wax melt should be discarded. This is because the fragrance diffuses when it is heated, but the wax remains. Do not pour melted wax into drain. Instead, you could:
- Use cotton wool to soak up the remaining melted wax, which can then be safely discarded.
- Wait until the wax cools and hardens. Place in the freezer for a few minutes then gently place pressure on one end of the wax until it pops out.
Do not use wipes and/or cleaning chemicals/products to clean the burner.
Do not use metal or sharp objects to remove the wax as this may crack or damage the burner or cause injury.
What is a “Scent Throw”?
A scent throw is a term used to describe the strength of the scent released from the wax melt. This term may also be used as a “hot throw” or a “cold throw”, to describe the strength of the scent when the wax is melted or unmelted.
Custom and Personalised orders
If you have a specific request in mind for what you would like please feel free to message me and I will try my best to see what I can do for you.
Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations
Please be assured that all The Scent Kitchen products are CLP compliant. This is a term you may not already be aware of, or you may have heard but do not understand. It refers to the various warnings and product information labels displayed on our products which are required by law. Safety Data Sheets are also available upon request.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to know more!