What are wax melts?

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Wax Melts and Wax Tarts. What are they and what’s all the fuss? Everybody knows what scented candles are and everybody knows what an oil burner is.

Oil Burner

You put your fragrance oil in the burner (This could be an essential oil or a purpose made fragrance oil), top it up with some water, pop your tealight underneath and before long your room smells of your chosen scent. Delicious. But before long your nose catches a wiff of burning! Oh **** the water has ran out and your oil burner has started to burn the oil. The room is full of a nasty smelling smoke. So you quickly run to the kitchen and grab a cup of water. Pour a little water in the top of the oil burner. But as you are in a slight panic trying to stop the house burning down or stop choking on the ghastly fumes, you pour a little too much and it spills over the edge. But all is good as the smoke has stopped. You add a little more fragrance oil. Perfect. Until your oil burner drys out once again! But this time quicker as the oil burner is hotter, so the water evaporates quicker!


Wax Warmer

This is where the wax warmer comes in! Instead of water and fragrance oil you use wax and fragrance oil. The wax is already fragrance. You simply pop it in the top of your warmer, pop under the tealight and leave the wax to melt. Before you know it, your room smells lovely. The difference is that the wax will never evaporate and thus the warmer will never smoke. When the fragrance is all gone you simply remove the wax and add some fresh wax. You can even use an electric wax warmer so there is no need for tealights, making it much safer and something you can forget about whilst leaving your home smell amazing!

Wax Melts and Wax Tarts. What are they and what's all the fuss?


Wax Melts

Pick ‘n’ Melt offer wax melts and scented candles. We have over 250 different flavours to choose from. The perfect scent for every occasion. We provide the wax melts as little 1cm x 1cm Cube Melts in packs of 6, 24 or tins of 140. This way you can mix your own home fragrance. Using 12 Cube Melts, there are literally billions of combinations.


You can see our full range of wax melts here and our scented candle here. We’d love to hear what wonderful scent combinations you come up with whilst using our wax melts!

8 Responses

  1. I LOVE your wax melts. Black Opium is my favourite… But I also love Parma Violet! Cuban Tobacco and oak is also strangely delicious! You have a loyal customer here! Saz x

  2. Love the one million wax melts and candle smells exactly like the aftershave loyal customer right here .

    • Hey Matthew. You are indeed a loyal customer. Always a pleasure to receive your orders as there is always something different in them! Thank you!

  3. Bought some wax melts today. I am loving the parma violet one but cannot wait to try the others. Will definitely be buying more. Six tiny cubes has filled the whole room with fantastic fragrance! ❤

  4. Angela Stewart

    Hi can we use scenery warmers to melt your wax

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