Should I use a Tealight or Electric Wax Warmer?

You have received your soy wax melts and now you want to enjoy them. But how do you get the most out of our highly scented wax melts? Here we will discuss the different types of warmers and their suitability to our soy wax. 

Electric Wax Warmers 

Electric Wax Warmers

Electric wax warmers are a great way to release our fragrances into your homes without the worry of open flames. This is a big benefit to some people who may have young children or animals around the home. Electric warmers can also double up as a lamp too, and cast a very cosy atmosphere. 

We recommend using a standard bulb electric warmer. This means one that is heated by a bulb rather than a hot plate. The reason for this is that with a standard 40-60 watt bulb the warmer will get hot enough to release the fragrance from our wax. If a warmer has a lower wattage bulb it is likely to not release the aroma sufficiently leaving you with less of the fragrance around your home. Make the switch to a 40-60 watt bulb and you’ll be amazed at the results. 

Tealight Wax Warmers 

Tealight Wax Warmers

With using a tealight your wax burner will get hot enough to release the scent into your room but there are still a few tips you need to know to get the best out of our wax.

The quality of the tealight makes a big difference. Ensuring you use soy wax tea lights will avoid releasing toxic chemicals and unwanted paraffin soot into your home. 4 hour tealights are also a lot better and safer to use than 8 hour ones. This is simply because your wax warmer will be getting very hot and will need a break to cool off for a little while so as it is able to still continue to do its job well. While you are enjoying your scent from the tealight warmer if you are using an 8 hour tealight the fragrance will be burning off at a much faster rate than when using a 4 hours one. 

As well as tealight quality the overall size/height of your burner should be chosen carefully. If your burner is too short it will burn off the scent of the oil very fast and result in you not enjoying the aromas for very long at all. This can also cause a fire hazard as well if there is not much distance between the top of the tealight flame and the bottom of the warmer dish. As the warmer gets hotter and hotter the dish could crack causing the wax to flood the tea light well or even the flames to lick up the side of the burner. The optimal size between your tealight flame and the wax is 11cm. 

Choosing the correct wax warmer set up is important and you want it to work for you, your home and your family. Whether it is electric or tea light there is always a set up and warmer for you. We hope this information has been helpful in guiding you to choosing the warmer set up to suit you.