Hi there everyone!
We were sitting at home the other day and we realized that sometimes the rooms we spend time in need a little boost. Not that we don't love our place, but we wanted to spice things up a bit. One super easy way to do this is by adding your favorite scents into the air! There are tons of ways to do this, but not every option is created equally. Some methods are much easier and some are way better for your health.
Soy wax melts are one of the most common options besides soy wax candles. The exposed flames on candles pose a risk for catching something on fire by accident. Not having a flame is especially appealing for those with curious children or pets.
What Are Wax Melts?
Wax melts are cubes or balls of scented wax, similar to what is used to make candles, but without the wick and fire. The heater inside of the wax warmer raises the temperature of the plate the wax sits on and it slowly melts the wax.
Wax melts are great for giving the aesthetic and aromatherapy benefits of a candle, without the open flame. Your warmer may include a decorative LED light under the plate that adds to the design and aesthetic as well.
Advantages of Wax Melts
There are a ton of reasons why wax melts are better than diffusers or even our beloved soy candles!
Here are 10 reasons why...
10) Easy to Change Strength of Scent
Some diffusers or candles can be overpowering--particularly when paraffin wax is used, with the scent completely overwhelming a room. While this might be a preference for some, others might not be too keen on it. With wax melts, you can easily manage the strength of the fragrance in your desired room. Simply break off a cube or add more to the melter depending on your sensitivity or preference!
9) Promote Aromatherapy
While diffusers are heavily promoted as sources of aromatherapy, if they are not used correctly, they can actually have an adverse effect. Because wax melts are more concentrated, you can appropriately measure the amount of essential oils allocated each time you use your wax melter. If you add too much essential oil into your diffuser, not only do you find yourself wasting SUPER expensive oils, but you end up with a strong and oftentimes harsh fragrance.
Moral of the story? Aromatherapy is meant to improve quality of life... we don't know about you, but a harsh aroma permeating through the house and empty pockets does not sound fun to us!
According to studies, essential oils interact with the brain and their nervous system to positively impact mood and health so, good-quality wax melts infused with essential oils can turn your office or home into a stress-relieving oasis!
8) Easy to Change Fragrances
With wax melts, you can change up the scent in just seconds. All you have to do is pop out the used wax and put in new wax. With diffusers, you have to dump out all the water/essential oil mixture, which is messy and not with our #zerowaste vibe.
7) Variety of Styles and Designs
Almost all diffusers look the same. They come in the same, or a very similar, design and shape. Wax warmers (or melters) come in a variety of cool shapes, designs, and colors to match your decor. You can also customize them for small, medium, or large spaces. Meanwhile, diffusers tend to be a one-size-fits-all solution. (i.e., not for me!)
6) Customizable Fragrance
Our absolute FAVORITE advantage of wax melts is how easy it is to customize the fragrance. Do you have two scents that you love? You can customize not only the strength of the scent but the scent itself as well! Simply mix two different scented wax melts in the warmer at one time and voila! You have instantly created your own, personal fragrance!
5) Last Longer
Wax melts last way longer than diffusers and candles...periodt. Now... don't get us wrong... we LOVE... LOVE our candles but the truth is, the average 16-ounce candle burns for between 60-84 hours. That breaks down to about 5 hours of burn time per ounce of wax. I know this sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. In comparison, the average wax melt will have about 28 hours of burn time per ounce. (Now that's a lot of fragrance time!)
Benefits of Soy Wax Melts
This is a time when you really get what you pay for. The most common types of wax melts you will find on the market are soy wax melts and paraffin wax melts. Soy wax melts are a much better, healthier option than traditional paraffin wax for a number of reasons.
4) All Natural
Soy wax melts are natural. They are derived from the soybean. It is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns solid at room temperature. Soy wax contains nothing artificial, making them a much better alternative than paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful byproducts when it is burned or melted. (That is NOT what we want to be breathing in!) In comparison, soy is a non-toxic wax melt, making it better for the environment and your health.
3) Environmentally Friendly
Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is environmentally-friendly. Sold! Unlike paraffin wax, it is derived from a renewable resource. Pretty simple if you ask us.
2) Lasts Longer
Soy wax also burns about 40-50% slower than paraffin wax on average. This gives you better value for your money than the alternative.
1) Cleaner Burn
Since soy wax melts are made from all-natural ingredients, they deliver a cleaner burn than other options. They do not release dangerous carcinogens into the air. Yuck.
In addition, the cleaner burn also makes the scent of essential oils more pleasant and stronger-smelling than the chemical scents added to paraffin wax.
To get the most out of your wax warmers, use high-quality wax melts. Not all of them are created the same. For the healthiest option, look for non-toxic wax melts. These will ensure you get the most aromatherapy benefits. Opting for a brand that provides non-toxic wax melts ensures that the aromas you breathe in are safe for the whole family (including our little 4-legged friends).
Check out our Blend Guide to choose the best blend for you!
Custom Soy Wax Melts From EINNIM
EINNIM offers custom-made soy wax melts, personalized for you! You pick your own top, middle, and bottom notes to create a unique scent that fits your room and mood perfectly and you can even name your blend!
But wait... there's more. With our Scent of the Month subscription, you can save 10% and receive a custom SURPRISE scent each month! Simply choose a blend for your first wax melt or candle to give us inspiration, then each month you'll receive a new melt with a fun, different scent combination.
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Until next time!