When it comes to filling your home with uplifting scents, there are many options - from fragranced candles to diffusers. But, one of the most convenient, mess-free and eco-friendly choices is the wax melt. They're available in a range of exotic scents, as you can see below.
While you're making a decision about which will best suit your home, let's take a look at five reasons wax melts are the way to go.
First up, wax melts are made of soy wax, which comes directly from soy beans. So, it can be made simply by growing and processing plants. In contrast, paraffin wax, which is what most candles are made of, is a product of petroleum - a finite, fossil fuel.
As long as no nasties have been added, wax melts are 100% biodegradable. They come from the Earth and to the Earth they do return. There's no feeling bad about adding to landfill and you don't have to worry about toxic fumes or waste.
Wax melts come in convenient shapes - like rectangular prisms or spheres - so they usually don't cause any messy spillage or meltdowns (excuse the pun!). But, if you do happen to drop some wax in the wrong spot, it's really easy to clean up. All you have to do is apply some old fashioned soap and water.
Each of the wax melts listed above lasts at least ten hours - so a six-pack gives you 60 glorious hours of Japanese cherry blossom, lychee and black tea, Tahitian lime and coconut, or whatever other scent you choose! Wax melts are longer lasting than their paraffin counterparts because they start melting at a lower point. Usually, their scents are also more powerful.
Unlike paraffin candles, wax melts do not generate soot. You can burn them for as long and as often as you like, without making any marks on furniture, carpets or curtains. Soot isn't noticeable at first, but it can build up over time.
Discover all you need to know about home scents from our fragrance expert.