How to: Soy Melts and How to Use Them

At Antique Candle Works, our main focus is candles.  Whether it’s Mason Jar candles or Antique Candles, much of our time is spent preparing beautiful candles to be sent right to your door.  However, candles are not the only thing we hand pour here in the studio.  We also make soy melts

You may have heard these be called ‘tarts’ and have seen these at your local department store or craft fairs.  Our wax melts are quite popular with those who love the benefit of having a flameless, smokeless scent! 

They are tiny, but can fill a home with any of our amazing 16 fragrances just as effectively as our candles!  Both are made with our quality fragrance oil and pure soy wax that is hand poured into each container.  The only difference?  How it is burned.

Soy melts are not actually burned.  They are melted using a tart melter or warmer specifically made for wax melts.  You can find these at just about anywhere that also carries candles.  Do not use a crockpot, coffee warmer, stove top, or anything that does not specifically say it can be used with wax tarts.  Many of these warmers are electric, but some use an unscented candle to melt the tarts.  They also vary in sizes from large enough to sit on your end table, or small enough to be plugged into the outlet above your countertop.  Either way, just read the packaging carefully to make sure you are using the right product.

Once you have a warmer, it’s time to add the melts!  Warmers typically have a pan or dish on top of the heat source; this is where you put your melts.  Do not add water or anything besides the melts into the warmer.  We recommend you start by putting 1 or 2 cubes onto your melter.  You can always adjust the amount depending on your preference, but do not put all 6 of the cubes in at one time.  You do not want the wax to overflow once it melts.  Next, just sit back, relax, and enjoy as the aroma fills the room!

Each wax cube can burn about up to 8 hours.  That’s 8 hours of relaxation, warm thoughts, and a happy home!

If you were unsure about out soy wax melts, what they are, or how to use them, I hope this article helped shed some light on how easy to use and effective melts can be.

 

Be sure to read the blog in a few weeks for some more helpful tips on wax melts!

 

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Photography by Nicole from Ivy Lane Home, Heather from Southern Oak Home, and Jennifer from The Grace House