Have you ever used a wax melt? If not, they’re basically a small disc of scented wax that you can use in an oil burner to release fragrance into the air. They come in all sorts of scents, from fruity and floral to woodsy and spicy. But how long do they last? And is it worth buying them in bulk? Keep reading to find out!
How do wax melts work?
Wax melts are made of, well, wax! They usually contain some sort of natural essential oil or fragrance to make them smell nice. When you place a wax melt in an oil burner and light a tea light underneath, the heat from the flame melts the wax. The molten wax then releases its scent into the air, making your home smell lovely!
Most wax melts will last for around eight hours. However, this can vary depending on the size of the melt, the type of wax, and the strength of the fragrance. If you find that your wax melts are losing their scent after a few hours, it’s likely not high quality – It can’t be one of ours!
Do wax melts lose their scent?
Wax melts or cubes, release their fragrance into the air, providing a long-lasting and relaxing aroma. But do wax melts lose their scent over time?
The answer is yes and no. Like most fragrances, the strength of a wax melt’s scent will diminish over time. However, this process happens more slowly with wax melts than it does with other types of fragrance products. This is because the heat from the wax burner helps to release the fragrance more slowly and evenly. As a result, you can enjoy the same delightful scent for days or even weeks before needing to replace the wax melt. So if you’re looking for a home fragrance option that will last, wax melts are a great choice.
But yes, eventually all wax melts will lose their scent. However, how long this takes depends on the quality of the wax and fragrance. Generally speaking, a good quality wax melt should retain its scent for around eight hours as mentioned previously.
How often should you change your soy wax melts?
As a general rule of thumb, you should change wax melts every eight hours or more importantly when the fragrance has faded. However, this will vary depending on how strong you like your scent and how big the room is that you’re using them in. If you find that the fragrance isn’t as strong as you’d like after a few hours, feel free to swap out the wax melt for a new one.
You can also experiment with layering different wax melts to create your own unique scent, or to just generally top up the scent. For example, if you have a citrus-scented wax melt, try pairing it with a floral or woodsy one. Just remember to give each layer time to melt before adding the next one on top.
What affects how long your wax melt lasts?
As we’ve mentioned, there are a few factors that can affect how long your wax melt lasts. These include:
– The size of the wax melt
– The type of wax used
– The strength of the fragrance
– The size of the room you’re using them in
– Whether or not you’re layering multiple wax melts
So, if you’re looking for a longer-lasting scent, it’s best to choose a larger wax melt made of high-quality ingredients, like the wax and fragrance oil we use at Gracie Moon Scents.
We recommend that you should try a few different wax melt brands, you’ll be able to find out pretty quickly the difference in how long they last & the scent output of each one.
The amount of fragrance oil or scent throw has a significant impact, and typically, wax melts have a 6% fragrance oil content (although we now go with 10% after testing for optimal burn time). This is determined by how many grams of oil are put in relation to the amount of wax. If a wax melt has 100g of wax and 10g of fragrance oil, it has a fragrance load of 10%.
A 10% fragrance load will generally endure longer than one with a lower percentage. However, this may not always be the case, since it is dependent on the wax and oil used. Certain waxes and odours typically only bind to a certain amount of material. This means that if you use more fragrance oil, it will have no effect.
Does the way you store your wax melts matter?
You bet it does! If you want your wax melts to last as long as possible, you must store them properly. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources. And make sure they’re sealed up tightly so that the fragrance doesn’t escape. Following these simple tips will help to ensure that your wax melts last as long as possible and continue to smell great each time you use them.
Does the type of wax warmer make a difference?
The type of warmer you use can also affect how long your wax melts last. For example, if you have an electric wax warmer, the heat is more evenly distributed and thus the fragrance is released more slowly. This means that your wax melt will last longer than if you were using a tea light candle warmer.
If you want to get the most out of your wax melts, we recommend using an electric warmer with a timer. This way, you can set it to turn off after a certain amount of time, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Does the type of wax make a difference?
Yes, the type of wax you use can also affect how long your wax melts last. For example, if you use a soy wax melt, it will usually last longer than a paraffin wax melt. This is because soy wax melts slower and releases the fragrance more slowly. If you want your wax melts to last as long as possible, we recommend using a soy wax melt. However, if you’re looking for a stronger fragrance, then a paraffin wax melt may be better for you.
How can you make your wax melts last longer?
There are a few things you can do to make your wax melts last longer, basically by combining a few of our tips earlier in the article!
First, make sure you’re using a high-quality wax melt made with high-quality ingredients. Second, store your wax melts properly in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources. And finally, use an electric warmer with a timer to control how long the fragrance is released. By following these simple tips, you can make your wax melts last as long as possible and enjoy their amazing fragrance for longer.
Is there a shelf life on wax melts? (How long do they last in storage)
Wax melts technically don’t have a shelf life, but we do recommend using them within 1-2 years for best results. This is because the fragrance oil in the wax can evaporate over time, which means that your wax melt may not smell as strong as it did when you first bought it.
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about how long wax melts last and how to make them last longer. We hope you found this article helpful and that you’ll be able to enjoy your wax melts for a long time to come. Thanks for reading!