The Ultimate Guide to Wax Melts:  What They Are and How to Use Them


Are you looking to enhance your home with captivating scents that create a cosy and inviting atmosphere?  Look no further than wax melts!  Wax melts are scented pieces of wax that release their delightful fragrances when warmed and melted in a wax burner.  In this blog post, The Ultimate Guide to Wax Melts, I’ll explore what wax melts are, the different shapes and sizes they come in, and how to use them to fill your space with beautiful aromas.

What are Wax Melts?

Wax melts are an alternative to traditional scented candles.  They consist of scented wax without a wick, allowing them to be easily melted.  The fragrance is dispersed into the air to create a captivating aroma.  They give off a mild scent even when cold (known as Cold Throw).  However, the true magic happens when they are warmed, providing a stronger fragrance (Hot Throw) that fills the room.

Shapes and Sizes of Wax Melts:

Wax melts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, catering to different preferences and usage requirements.  Some common shapes include small deli pots, clamshells, individual shapes, and snap bars.  For example, you can find wax melts in the form of squares, hearts, flowers, or even seasonal shapes like Christmas trees.  Additionally, many sellers provide sample packs so you can try out different scents before committing to a larger quantity.

How to Use Wax Melts:

Using wax melts is a straightforward process that allows you to effortlessly create an aromatic ambience in your home.  Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Choose your desired wax melt shape and fragrance.
  2. Break off a portion of the wax melt, depending on the size and intensity of the scent you prefer.
  3. Place the wax melt in the clean dish of your wax burner.
  4. If you’re using larger wax melt shapes, consider breaking it in half and placing it in the dish. Adjust the quantity based on the depth of your dish.
  5. If you have smaller shapes, feel free to add multiple pieces to the dish for a richer scent experience.
  6. Light a tealight under the wax burner or switch on the electric burner, activating the heat source.
  7. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful fragrance and the warm, ambient flow that accompanies it.
  8. Once the scent starts to fade and becomes less noticeable, remove the melted wax from the dish. (See my blog post on ‘How to Clean and Empty a Wax Burner’).
  9. Replace the used wax with a fresh piece to continue enjoying the fragrance.
  10. To maintain an uninterrupted aromatic experience, ensure you always have a sufficient supply of wax melts on hand.


Wax melts are an excellent choice for individuals seeking a versatile and convenient way to infuse their surroundings with delightful scents.  With their captivating fragrances, wax melts offer a unique opportunity to create a personalized aroma experience in any room.  By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can enjoy the wonderful fragrance and ambient glow provided by wax melts while adding a touch of tranquility to your daily routine.  So, stock up on your favourite wax melts, indulge in their enchanting aromas, and transform your living space into a haven of scented bliss.