Do you love the smell of scented candles but don’t want to spend much money on them? Or maybe you have some scented candles that you don’t use anymore, and you want to find a new purpose for them. Did you know that you can reuse scented candles as wax melts? All you need is a wax melter and some essential oils, and you can create your own wax melts at home!
Scented candles can be used as wax melts if the initial candle was made of pillar wax. Melt the leftover pillar candle wax into a double boiler, add your fragrance, and add the melted wax to the moulds. These can then be easily removed from the moulds and melted on the wax burner.
Now we will review how you can make your own wax melts from leftover scented candles and how this can impact the end fragrance of your final product. Let’s dive in!
What are wax melts?
Wax melts are scented wax that you can melt in a wax melter. They are a great way to enjoy the smell of scented candles without having to light them. You can also mix and match different wax melts to create your own unique scent. Wax melts are great because they provide the same wonderful fragrance as a scented candle without the flame. Plus, wax melts are usually cheaper than scented candles, so if you want to save money, this is a great option!
What is the Difference Between Pillar Wax and Container Wax?
Pillar and container wax are two main types of wax used for scented candles. Pillar wax is a solid wax that is used to make pillar candles. Container wax is a softer wax that is used to make container candles. The wax you use will impact the hot throw, structural integrity, and the final cooling property of your candle.
In the case of wax melts, it is essential to use pillar wax as this wax constricts when cooling. This means that the wax will come away from the sides of the cooling mould. This is important to ensure that you can remove your final melt from the mould you have used. It is essential to consider this when reusing scented candles for your wax melts.
We have written an article all about the benefits of using pillar wax and how you can understand which candle wax is suitable for your specific project.
How to Reuse Scented Candles For Wax Melts?
The Quick Method
If you are looking to quickly add a reused scented candle wax to your wax melter, then follow this method. It is quick and straightforward and will get you up and running, smelling your favorite scented candle all over again!
You will need a wax melter and some essential oils to reuse scented candles as wax melts. First, remove the wick from the candle. Then, cut the wax into small pieces and place them in the wax melter. Add a few drops of essential oil to the wax and turn on the wax melter. The wax will melt and release the fragrance of the essential oil. You can then use the wax melts in your wax melter to enjoy the smell of your scented candles!
The Shaping Method
Here’s how to make your own wax melts at home:
- Take your scented candle and remove the wax from the container removing the wick and any impurities.
- Start by melting the wax in a double boiler. You should aim to use pillar wax; soy wax is a good option because it’s non-toxic and burns clean.
- Once the wax is melted, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Lavender oil is an excellent relaxing option, while peppermint oil is perfect for energy.
- Pour the wax into moulds and let it cool. You can find moulds at any craft store or use a heat-safe ice cube tray!
- Once the wax is solidified, pop it out of the mould and enjoy your new wax melts!
How long do wax melts made from scented candles last?
Wax melts made from scented candles should last for several hours. However, the strength of the fragrance will depend on the type of wax and the essential oil you use. You can add more essential oil to the wax if you want a more potent fragrance. You can also experiment with different types of wax to see what works best for you.
What are the benefits of making wax melts from scented candles?
There are several benefits to making wax melts from scented candles. First, it’s a great way to save money. You will also ensure that you no longer throw away the wax not used in the previous scented candles leading to less product going to landfills.
Secondly, you can control the fragrance of your wax melts by choosing your favourite essential oils and the size of the melt used. This means that you can customise the wax melts to suit your mood and needs.
Thirdly, making wax melts from scented candles is a fun and easy project that you can do at home. It’s a great way to spend some time with friends or family and make something beautiful and fragrant!
Finally, wax melts are a great way to enjoy the smell of scented candles without having to light them. This is perfect for people who are sensitive to smoke and want to avoid the potential for soot and smoke in their house.
What is the difference between wax melts and scented candles?
The main difference between wax melts and scented candles is that wax melts do not need a flame. This makes them safer to use, and they are also less likely to cause allergies. Scented candles can contain chemicals that can trigger allergies, so if you are sensitive to scented products, wax melts are a great alternative. Wax melts are also cheaper than scented candles, so if you want to save money, this is a great option!
So there you have it – you can easily reuse scented candles as wax melts. This is a great way to save money and still enjoy the wonderful smell of scented candles. Just be sure to use non-toxic wax and essential oils for the best results. Happy melting!
Suppose you’re looking for more ways to reuse scented candles; check out our blog post about how you can reuse your scented candles. It gives some great ideas for repurposing old candles!
Do you have any tips for repurposing scented candles? Share them in the comments below!