Properly Storing Wax Melts:  A Guide to Maintaining Fragrance and Appearance

If you’re a fan of wax melts, you know how important it is to store them properly.  Whether you purchase them or make them yourself, taking the right steps to store your wax melts can help maintain their fragrance and appearance.  In this blog post, I will discuss the best practices for storing wax melts effectively. 

  1. Prevent Frosting

Wax melts, particularly those made from natural wax, can develop a phenomenon called “frosting” when exposed to low temperatures.  Frosting is characterised by a mottled or white crystalline appearance on the surface of the wax.  While it doesn’t affect the performance of the melts, it can detract from their visual appeal.  To prevent frosting, consider the following tips:

  • Store in a Cool Environment: Find a cool and consistent temperature location for your wax melts.  Avoid storing them in areas that experience extreme temperature fluctuations, such as near windows or doors.  A cool, dark cupboard or drawer is an ideal storage spot.
  • Protect from Extreme Heat: Exposure to direct sunlight or heat sources like radiators can cause wax melts to melt prematurely, resulting in a loss of fragrance.  Keep your melts away from such heat sources to maintain their original scent and texture.
  1. Secure Clamshell Packaging

Most wax melts come packaged in clamshell containers to preserve their shape and scent.  When storing your melts, make sure to clip the lid down securely.  A tightly sealed clamshell helps prevent the scent from fading too quickly, allowing you to enjoy the maximum fragrance experience when you’re ready to use them.

  1. Isolate from Other Items

Wax melts are highly fragrant, and their scents can easily transfer to nearby items.  To preserve the integrity of your melts’ fragrance, store them separately from other items, especially food or porous materials that can absorb the scent.  By keeping your melts in their own designated space, you can ensure their fragrance remains pure and undiluted.

  1. Consider Individual Wrapping

For those who prefer to make their own wax melts or have loose wax melts, individual wrapping can be beneficial.  Consider wrapping each melt in airtight packaging, such as small zipper bags, cling film or glassine bags.  This additional layer of protection helps preserve the fragrance and prevents any scent mixing between different melt varieties.

By following these simple guidelines, you can extend the lifespan and enjoyment of your wax melts.  Proper storage prevents frosting, maintains fragrance potency, and ensures your melts are always ready to create a captivating scent experience.  Showcasing their delightful aromas in your home becomes a delightful and visually pleasing affair when you take the time to store them correctly.